This brief interview was recorded in August 2016 at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. David shares with us the philosophy and role of Lifestyle Medicine and characteristically, challenges us to be part of the solution.


David Katz is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and immediate past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He has received two Honorary Doctorates.

Dr. Katz 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 well over half a million.

In 2015, Dr. Katz established the True Health Initiative 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.  More about David.

Watch the videos from An Evening with Dr David Katz and friends, held on 11 August 2016 at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.