During his time at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London, Dr. Bodansky carried out research into factors that influence the development of complications in type 1 diabetes. On moving to Leeds in 1982, he started a long-term research programme into factors that may trigger the onset of type 1 diabetes in children and young adults.
This was carried out by establishing the Yorkshire register of diabetic children and young adults. Studies on the register have shown a steady increase in new cases of diabetes and suggested possible environmental causes.
He is the Medical Director of the Paediatric Epidemiology Group at the University of Leeds.
He is a member of the steering group for the ASCEND study, a study of cardiovascular events in diabetes, run by the clinical trials unit at the University of Oxford. This is the largest trial ever undertaken in diabetic patients. It examines whether taking aspirin or fish oil can help prevent diabetic complications.
In addition, he has been active in a variety of trials for new drug treatments for erectile dysfunction in both diabetic and non-diabetic men.
His publications are available via the search engine PubMed and entering "Bodansky HJ" in the search box, or on Google.