SPH Researchers Named ‘World’s Most Influential Minds’

Posted on: March 1, 2016 Topics: faculty honors

Most Influential Minds coverEight researchers from Boston University, five of them with School of Public Health appointments, are among “the world’s most influential scientific minds,” according to the 2015 Thomson Reuters list of most-cited researchers.

Dean Sandro Galea is listed in the category of “Social Sciences, General.”

The “Clinical Medicine” category includes four SPH professors:

Martin Larson is research professor of biostatistics at SPH, research professor of mathematics & statistics at the College of Arts & Sciences, and research associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

Emelia J. Benjamin is professor of epidemiology at SPH and professor of medicine at MED.

Ralph B. D’Agostino Sr. is professor of epidemiology at SPH, professor of mathematics & statistics and executive director of the biostatistics program at CAS, and professor at the School of Law.

Vasan S. Ramachandran is professor of epidemiology at SPH and professor and chief of the MED Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology.

“This is a wonderful recognition of the outstanding contributions that these members of our faculty have made toward advancing the field of public health,” says Michael McClean, associate dean for research and faculty advancement. “As a school, we aim to be among ‘the world’s most influential,’ and are inspired by their accomplishments.”

The “Clinical Medicine” category also includes Professor Alice K. Jacobs of MED. The “Psychiatry/Psychology” section includes Stefan G. Hofmann and Michael W. Otto, both CAS psychology professors.

Using citation data from 2003 to 2013, Thomson Reuters compiled the list of almost 3,000 researchers who published the greatest number of articles ranking among the top 1 percent by citations in respective fields in each paper’s year of publication.

Michelle Samuels

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