Gladys Strain, Ph.D.
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Gladys Strain, Ph.D.


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Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Obesity
  • Diabetes


Dr. Strain received classical training in nutrition and then completed a dietetic internship to qualify as a registered dietitian. After completing a Masters program in Public Health Nutrition she began a doctoral program with a focus on protein nutriture. She completed three years of post doctoral work in preventive medicine and attended three years of medical school. While in New York she taught the doctoral program at Columbia University Teachers college before beginning full time research in Endocrinology, first at Montefiore and then at Beth Isreal with Dr. Barnett Zumoff. She joined the Diabetes group at Mount Sinai where she met and began projects with Dr. Michel Gagner. In 2003 she transferred to Weill Cornell to continue the funded studies in progress with the Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Division.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards


Mary Swartz Rose Fellow,       Sigma Xi,

L.N. Campbell Award,    Michigan Dietetic Assoc.Intern Award,   

Who's Who of American Women,

Who's Who in Science and Technology,

1000 World Leaders of Scientific Influence,

Phi Kappa Phi,     Mentor,YoungInvestigatorAward,1991,ASCN

Cleveland Foundation Award, Hinman Donor Award,

OmicronNu, International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women

ObesityFoundationAward,1989, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century,2002

Fellow,North American Society for the Study of Obesity


Board Certifications

  • Nutrition

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition Research in Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1964
  • M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1960


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