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Dr. Harriette Rosen Mogul, M.D., M.P.H.


Dr. Harriette Rosen Mogul

Dr. Mogul is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Einstein College of Medicine, and The Columbia School of Public Health (epidemiology). Following training in internal medicine at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, she was director of health services at Barnard College, founder/director of The Barnard-Columbia Institute for Medical Research in Women, and assistant professor at Columbia-Presbyterian. She subsequently completed a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Westchester Medical Center.

Since 2003, Dr. Mogul has been associate professor in the Department of Medicine, and Director of Research in the Division of Endocrinology at New York Medical College. She has been principal investigator of more than a dozen investigator-initiated studies, including large multi-center clinical trials of adolescents and adults with weight gain, eating disorders, genetic forms of obesity, and pituitary disorders.

In the multi-center randomized clinical trial EMPOWIR: Enhance the Metabolic Profile of Women with Insulin Resistance, the study regimen significantly lowered body weight and insulin levels and reduced visceral (belly) fat at one year in non-diabetic women with midlife weight gain and insulin elevations (Syndrome W). Findings from the EMPOWIR trial have been published in The New England Journal of MedicinePLoS One, and Endocrine Practice, the society journal of AACE, The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Dr. Mogul has been the first author on more than 15 articles published in peer review journals and has written chapters in major textbooks in cardiology, menopause and nutrition, including The Power of Prevention, The Complete Guide to Lifelong Nutrition, published by the American College of Endocrinology. In 2001, she published the first report of metformin as a primary treatment for obesity in non-diabetic women. Results of her research have been reported in more than 50 presentations at national society meetings.

The focus of her clinical practice is the identification of treatable causes of weight gain in adolescents and adults based on a comprehensive evaluation of potential endocrine abnormalities and related findings.

A revised edition of her book, Syndrome W: A Woman’s Guide to Reversing Midlife Weight Gain, was released in paperback and electronic (Kindle) versions in 2010. Details of her research and a summary of her findings are available at

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