Dr. Bray is an internationally recognized researcher whose major research interests have been in obesity and diabetes at both the experimental and clinical level. Dr. Bray has received many awards during his medical career. They have included: the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars; Honorary Fellow, American Dietetic Association; Joseph Goldberger Award from the American Medical Association; the McCollum Award from the American Society of Clinical Nutrition; the Osborne-Mendel Award from the American Society of Nutrition; The TOPS Award from NAASO; the Weight Watchers Award; the Bristol-Myers Squibb Mead Johnson Award in Nutrition; and the Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award.
During the past 40 years, Dr. Bray has authored or coauthored more than 1,700 publications, ranging from peer-reviewed articles to reviews, books, book chapters and abstracts. Dr. Bray was an early investigator into the puzzling nature of hyperphagia in Prader-Willi syndrome.