David L. Katz, M.D., MPH

Founding Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University

David L. Katz, M.D., MPH, is a clinician, researcher, author, inventor, journalist and media personality. Dr. Katz is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including an honorary doctoral degree and widely supported nominations for the position of U.S. surgeon general. He has authored nearly 200 scientific papers and chapters and 15 books.

A two-time diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a board-certified specialist in preventive medicine and public health, Dr. Katz is recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease. He has been acclaimed by colleagues as the "poet laureate" of health promotion.

Dr. Katz is a fellow of both the American College of Preventive Medicine and American College of Physicians.