Grand Rounds: Teaching Kitchens as Learning Laboratories of the Future

Event Date: January 12th, 2021

David Eisenberg, MD

Grand Rounds: Teaching Kitchens as Learning Laboratories of the Future


At this month’s Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, David Eisenberg, MD, presented his talk Teaching Kitchens as Learning Laboratories of the Future.

Event Details:

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 12th | 8:00am – 9:00am
Cost: Free. CME credit available (for in-person and virtual attendance).
If you want to request CME credit for virtual participation, to be eligible, send an email between 8:00-8:30am on Tuesday, Jan 12th with your full name, degree and organization to [email protected].

Submit questions via the chat function on Zoom.
Trouble Shooting: If you have trouble with the live stream please email: [email protected]


[Paper] Teaching Kitchen Research Conference November 11–12, 2020. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

[Article] Teaching Kitchens in the Learning and Work Environments: The Future Is Now. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 2020.

Presenter: David Eisenberg, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition, Director of Culinary Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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 Executive Director of the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative (, a group of 39 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, founding director of the Osher Research Center and the 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.

His current educational and research interests include:

Novel multi-disciplinary strategies (aka “Teaching Kitchens” curricula) to optimize lifestyle and self-care behaviors. These models include practical information about nutrition, cooking, exercise, optimal use of IT, mindfulness and behavioral change strategies to prevent, treat and manage common medical conditions and optimize wellbeing; and, Optimal models of “Integrative Care.”

David is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his fellowship training in general internal medicine and primary care 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. In 1993, he was the medical advisor to the PBS Series, Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers.

He has served as an advisor to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the Federation of State Medical Boards with regard to complementary, alternative and integrative medicine research, education and policy. From 2003-2005 David served on a National Academy of Sciences Committee responsible for the Institute of Medicine Report entitled, ―The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public.

He recently completed his tenure as a member of the US National Board of Medical Examiners Clinical Skills Committee and its Communications Task Force.

David has authored numerous scientific articles involving complementary and integrative medical therapies and continues to pursue research, educational and clinical programs relating to integrative and lifestyle medicine. As the son and grandson of professional bakers, David aspires to bring together the culinary and medical communities to enhance comprehensive health care for all.