Dr. Katz is the founding (1998) director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, a CDC-funded clinical research lab he has run for 20 years. He has secured and managed over $40 million in total research funding, from the CDC (primary funding source); the NIH; other federal agencies; non-profit foundations; and industry. He has overseen dozens of community and clinical intervention trials, and generated roughly 200 peer-reviewed publications.
Demonstrated the value of brief activity bursts throughout the school day:
ABC for Fitness
Demonstrated the utility of Massage Therapy for Osteoarthritis
Developed a novel research method for community-based participatory research
(CBPR) at multiple sites.
Helped to establish the non-profit initiative Advancing Health after Hysterectomy
Current (2018) research projects include the validation of a fundamental innovation in dietary intake assessment:
DQPN (Diet Quality Photo Navigation)
Development of a new method for applying hierarchies of evidence to lifestyle medicine called
Evidence Pathway Threshold Mapping.