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Next Event: "Preventive Medicine and Current Research at the Yale Prevention Research Center"

Monday, November 17, 2014 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm   

Hope 216
Jane Ellen Hope Building
15 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06510

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Dr. Katz is the founding (1998) director of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. He received his BA from Dartmouth College (1984; Magna Cum Laude); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and a clinical instructor in medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Katz is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Childhood Obesity, President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation, and medical director for the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He is the principal inventor of the NuVal nutritional guidance system, currently in over 2000 US supermarkets in more than 30 states, coast to coast. He holds 5 U.S. patents on other inventions, with several patents currently pending. Dr. Katz has published nearly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters; innumerable blogs and columns; nearly 1,000 newspaper articles; and authored or co-authored 15 books to date, including multiple editions of textbooks in both Nutrition and Preventive Medicine.

Monthly Meetings


We usually meet monthly during the academic year. These meetings are designed to build interpersonal connections and community, inform members about the work done by our committees in the previous month, and provide opportunities for learning and collaboration. All interested students, faculty, clinicians, and Yale affiliates are welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

Past Meeting Topics

      • 10/2014: Connective tissue research at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine: Connecting the dots - Helene Langevin, MD
      • 9/2014: Introduction to Integrative Medicine at Yale
      • 2/2014: "Escape Fire" Movie Screening and Panel Discussion - Drs. Naomi Rogers, Joseph Ross, and Ather Ali
      • 9/2013:  Mixed Methods for Small Sample Interventions: Randomization Tests and Qualitative Interpretations Peter Van Ness, PhD, MPH
      • 4/2013:  Auricular acupuncture and addiction treatmentXoli Redmond, PsyD and Denise Romano, APRN
      • 1/2013: Exploring the utility of Psidium guajava leaf extract as a treatment for Giardia lambliaFlavia DeSouza, YSMII
      • 9/2012: Journal Club: Effects of writing about stressful experiences on symptom reduction in patients with asthma or rheumatoid arthritis
      • 7/2012: Journal Club: Is physical activity in natural environments better for mental health than physical activity in other environments?
      • 5/2012: Mindfulness-based stress reduction: breaking the link between stress and eatingKeri Tuit, PsyD
      • 4/2012: Exploring the use ofPsidium guava as a standard of care forGiardia lamblia Flavia De Souza, YSM1
      • 3/2012: Integrative Medicine in a Diverse New Haven Practice: Practical Strategies to Promote Health - Sunil Menon, MD
      • 2/2012: Clinical Hypnosis: A Bio-behavioral Model for Reduction of Pain and Anxiety - Haleh Saadat, MD
      • 11/2011: Perspectives on Integrative Cancer Care- D. Barry Boyd, MD, MS
      • 10/2011: Introduction to Integrative Medicine at Yale - Ather Ali, ND, MPH and Lawrence Vitulano, PhD 
      • 5/2011: Experienced meditators display differences in the default mode network - Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
      • 4/2011: Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Resiliency Building - Lawrence A. Vitulano, PhD
      • 2/2011: Functional Medicine and Fibromyalgia - Henri Roca, MD
      • 2/2011: Medicines and the Environment - Jodi Sherman, MD
      • 11/2010: Natural Products Research in Australia - Stephen Myers, ND, BMed, PhD
      • 10/2010: Evidence Based Integrative Medicine? - David L. Katz, MD, MPH 
      • 5/2010: Improving Maternal Health Outcomes in Rural Tibet - Kunchok Gyaltsen, DTM, MIIM, MPH, PhD
      • 4/2010: Autism: Complementary & Alternative Treatment Methods - Celine Saulnier, PhD 
      • 1/2010: How to Stay in Control: Managing Stress and Bad Habits- Rajita Sinha, PhD
      • 12/2009: Immunoregulatory Effects of Bromelain in Allergic Asthma - Eric R. Secor, ND, LAc
      • 10/2009: Ayurvedic History and Context- Frank Ninivaggi, MD
      • 6/2009: Ayurvedic Medicine - Amala Guha, PhD, MPH, MA
      • 4/2009: Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and Acupuncture - Sherwin B. Nuland, MD
      • 3/2009: Reflections on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public -David L. Katz, MD, MPH
      • 2/2009: Discerning use of conventional medicine, CAM, or both to help patients heal - Beatriz R.Olson, MD
      • 12/2008: Piloting a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents - Auguste H. Fortin, MD, MPH
      • 10/2008: The Art of Healing and Survival Behavior for the Doctor and the Patient - Bernie Siegel, MD
      • 9/2008: An Introduction to the Therapeutic Uses of Hypnosis- Lawrence Vitulano, PhD
      • 7/2008: Housewives, Midwives, and Physicians: Early American Women in Medicine - Rebecca Tannenbaum, PhD
      • 6/2008: What does Science have to say about Subtle Energy Medicine? - Gene Ang, PhD
      • 5/2008: A Year in the Life of Integrative Medicine at Yale - Rachel Friedman, MD
      • 4/2008: A Case-Based Exploration of Functional Medicine - Mark Hyman, MD
      • 3/2008: The Slippery Slope of Stress: Lessons from Katrina and Applications of Integrative Approaches in Addressing Stress and Trauma - Henri Roca, MD, LAc
      • 2/2008: Chiropractic Care At A Major Medical Center - Anthony Lisi, DC
      • 1/2008: Naturopathic Medicine: Epidemiology and Approaches to Winter Ailments - Ather Ali, ND, MPH and Joshua P. Levitt, ND