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Photo provided by Catherine S. Katz, PhD; used with permission
Dylan Thomas famously advised us- or at least his father, and us by proxy- to rage against the dying of the light. I find this great poetry, but bad counsel- for several reasons. First and foremost, who wants rage to be our final act? What an unsettled, disquieting manner to exit stage left, and shuffle off our mortal coil. For that matter, even shuffling is asking a lot at the time of final repose.

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David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM is a specialist in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and Lifestyle Medicine, with particular expertise in nutrition.

He earned his BA at Dartmouth College (1984); his MD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993).  He completed sequential residency training and board certification in Internal Medicine (1991) and Preventive Medicine/Public Health (1993).

Katz is the founder and former director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center (1998-2019) where he secured and managed roughly $40M in research funding; Past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; President and Founder of the non-profit True Health Initiative; and Founder and CEO of Diet ID, Inc. He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine; the American College of Physicians; the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; and Morse College, Yale University.

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