“The Basic Care & Feeding of Homo sapiens: Are We TRULY Clueless?"
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM
Founding Director, Prevention Research Center
Yale University Griffin Hospital
Fellow, Morse College
George Washington School of Medicine
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Auditoria E&F, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Co-Sponsored by the Margo Krasnoff Memorial Fund and the Department of Medicine
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Objectives – Participants will be able to:
1. Characterize dietary intake trends in the US over the past 40 years
2. Quantify the impact of lifestyle factors on rates of chronic disease and premature death
3. Enumerate the fundamental aspects of a health-promoting diet based on the weight of evidence and global expert consensus.
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM is the founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Immediate Past-President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and Founder/Director of the True Health Initiative. This has been established to help convert what we know about lifestyle as medicine into what we do about it, in the service of adding years to lives and life to years around the globe. Katz earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College in 1984, his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1988, and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health in 1993. He completed sequential residency training in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and has received two Honorary Doctorates. He holds 5 U.S. patents and has published roughly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters and 15 books to date, including multiple editions of leading textbooks in both Preventive Medicine and nutrition. Recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease, he has a social media following of over 670,000.