Last updated on: 10/2/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Hertzel Gerstein, MD, MSc Biography

Title:
Population Health Institute Chair in Diabetes Research at McMaster University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Early cow’s milk exposure may be an important determinant of subsequent type I diabetes and may increase the risk approximately 1.5 times.”

“Cow’s Milk Exposure and Type I Diabetes Mellitus: A Critical Overview of the Clinical Literature,” Diabetes Care, 1994

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Population Health Institute Chair in Diabetes Research, McMaster University
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, McMaster University
  • Associate Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University
  • Director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, McMaster University
  • Head, Service of Endocrinology and Metabolism, McMaster University
  • Director, Diabetes Care and Research Program, Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Associate Editor, Evidence Based Medicine
  • Chair, Evidence-based subcommittee for the CDA Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes in Canada
  • Member, Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Diabetes
  • Member, Steering committee, Canadian National Diabetes Surveillance System
  • DABIM (Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • FRCPC (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians)
Education:
  • MSc, Design, Measurement and Evaluation, McMaster University, 1989
  • MD, University of Toronto, 1981
Other:
  • None found