Food is Medicine Accelerator


David Eisenberg

Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition & Director, Culinary Nutrition

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health


Food is Medicine Accelerator

David M. Eisenberg, MD, is the director of culinary nutrition and adjunct associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.  He is the founding Co-Director of the Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives conference, and founding Co-Director of The Culinary Institute of America -Harvard Chan Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, a group of 30+ organizations with teaching kitchens, intended to establish and evaluate best practices relating to nutrition, culinary and lifestyle education.

From 2000-2010, Dr. Eisenberg served as the Bernard Osher Distinguished Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and founding chief of the Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at Harvard Medical School. He simultaneously served as the director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

David is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

In 1979, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, David served as the first U.S. medical exchange student to the People’s Republic of China.

He has served as an advisor to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Academy of Sciences and the Federation of State Medical Boards with regard to complementary, integrative and lifestyle medicine research, education and policy.