One of the premier nutrition and diet experts today, Dr. Katz is founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine. He is also one of the premier experts in the world in weight management and chronic disease prevention. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Childhood Obesity, and directs the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He was nominated for position of U.S. Surgeon General in 2009.