RESEARCHER

Dr. Katz is an Internist and Preventive Medicine specialist.  He is a nationally recognized nutrition expert, with particular research interest in the prevention of chronic disease, especially cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Katz co-founded and directs the CDC-funded Yale Prevention Research Center (PRC) where he oversees diverse studies in disease prevention and health promotion.

Current Programs: Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center

We believe there is no one simple answer or fix – what will work to reverse this growing trend of obesity is a range of programs designed to be used in a variety of settings – schools, worksites, homes, doctor’s offices and more. Programs that are creative, yet simple to use, and programs that are available free of charge, so everyone can use them.

Yale Griffin PRC

Yale Griffin PRC

Under the direction of Dr. Katz, the PRC is dedicated to research pertaining to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree prevention of chronic disease. They use participatory methods, a lens of eliminating disparities, and innovative intervention methods.

School Health Programs

School Health Programs

Support resources including videos, posters, and instructor guides help K-8 schools restructure physical activity and make nutrition education engaging.

PubMed

PubMed

PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).