Dr. Platkin is a nutrition and public health advocate and health-tech innovator with a breadth of experience and expertise. Dr. Platkin is a Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College, City University of New York and the Executive Director of the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, as well as a health expert and blogger featured on Everydayhealth.com and Active.com. Dr. Platkin has founded several companies, including: Diet Detective, a syndicated health, nutrition and fitness column. DietDetective.com appears in daily newspapers and media outlets around the US, has more than 500 articles and interviews on nutrition, food, and fitness; Integrated Wellness Solutions (IWS) which worked to develop corporate wellness initiatives including online health tools, as well as print related content to market health behavior change (e.g., BNSF Railroad, BCBS, United Healthcare, GM). IWS also worked with pharmaceutical companies (including Roche and Pfizer) creating digital strategies and tools to assist with patient behavior change. These programs included the first Registered Dietitian nutritional counseling via email; and Marinex, a forerunner in health consulting and media relations. Platkin founded The Health Lab to collaborate with innovators and entrepreneurs to create sustainable, commercially viable businesses that solve health-related problems.
Dr. Platkin is a co-founder and strategic adviser at Diversion Books, a leading eBook publisher. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, a law degree from Fordham University, a Master of Public Health from Florida International University, and a Ph.D. in Public Health from Florida International University.