Dr. David L. Katz Bio, Age, Wife, Children, True Health Initiative, Griffin Hospital


Dr. David Katz Biography

Dr. David L. Katz is an American physician and former founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. He is the president and founder of the non-profit True Health Initiative; and founder and CEO of Diet ID, Inc.

Dr. Katz invented the meta-research method known as “evidence mapping;” the behavior modification construct called “impediment profiling;” a multi-site clinical trial approach to community-based participatory research called the multi-site translational community trial (MTCT); and most, “evidence threshold pathway mapping,” a method for applying diverse evidence sources in particular to questions about lifestyle practices and lifelong health effects.

Dr. David Katz Age

David Katz was born on February 20, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Dr. David Katz Education

Katz received a BA degree from Dartmouth College, an MD degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and an MPH degree from Yale School of Public Health.

Dr. David Katz Wife

David is married to Catherine Katz who is of French origin. She has a PhD in neuroscience from Princeton University. She stopped practising neurosurgeon after she gave birth to her third child. She is the founder of Cuisinicity.com, which according to the homepage “is where good food and good health come together. It is about just the right balance between nutritious and delicious. It is about always trading up on the nutrition side for better, more wholesome, more nutritious ingredients but never giving up savor, texture, aroma or even presentation on the culinary side.”

Dr. David Katz Children

David and his wife have five children together; Rebecca, Corinda, Valerie, Natalia and Gabe.

Dr. David Katz Diet – Dr. David Katz True Health Initiative

David is the founder and president of the True Health Initiative, a non-profit organization established to promote messages about healthy, sustainable diet and lifestyle in the service of adding years to lives and life to years around the globe.

He directed the development of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index® used in the NuVal® nutritional guidance system, the world’s most robustly validated nutrient profiling system. In 2016 he founded Diet Quality Photo Navigation (DQPN; DQPN™, LLC). Through the company, he developed a disruptively innovative approach to dietary intake assessment and diet coaching.

He also serves as Senior Science Advisor to Better+ Therapeutics, a digital therapeutic platform devoted to the use of diet and lifestyle for the treatment and reversal of chronic disease; and Senior Wellness Advisor to Indigo Ag.

Dr. David Katz Yale University

Dr. Katz has held faculty positions at the Yale University Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing for nearly a decade. He was also an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He is also a founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and also served as a past-president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

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