National Childhood Obesity Foundation®
Foundation Board of Advisors

David L. Katz; M.D., MPH, FACPM, FACP

Dr. Katz is an internationally renowned authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, and an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care. He is a board certified specialist in both Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and Associate Professor (adjunct) in Public Health Practice at the Yale University School of Medicine. Katz is the Director and founder of Yale University's Prevention Research Center; Director and founder of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT; founder and president of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation; and formerly the Director of Medical Studies in Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine for eight years. Katz has published over 100 scientific papers, numerous textbook chapters, nearly a thousand newspaper columns, and 12 books to date. He is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index utilized in the NuVal(tm) nutrition guidance program, currently offered in over 500 supermarkets throughout the United States. Along with his wife Catherine, he developed the Nutrition Detectives and ABC for Fitness health promotion programs, both active in hundreds if not thousands of schools throughout the U.S., and abroad. Dr. Katz is a prominent voice in medical media, serving as a expert source for most leading newspapers and magazines, serving on the editorial advisory boards of several leading health periodicals and professional journals (including Health, Prevention, Men's Health, Best Life, and the American Journal of Health Promotion). He contributes a monthly column to O, the Oprah Magazine; near daily blogs to Prevention Magazine. Dr. Katz was nominated for the position of U.S. Surgeon General by the American College of Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and the Association of Yale Alumni in Publc Health, along with other national and international organizations, state Governors and members of the US Congress. He holds M.D. degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY; a M.P.H., degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH; and is a Fellow of both the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Physicians.


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