School of Medicine Faculty Plentiful on 'Highly Cited' List

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
spider web with Dew When scientific publication is viewed as a web of connections, some publications are bigger than others. (Image Luc Viatour)

Forty-four members of Duke’s faculty are included in the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list complied by Clarivate Analytics and Web of Science. More than half of them (26) are from the School of Medicine. 

Duke is tied for 12th in the worldwide rankings by number of highly cited researchers this year. Duke is 9th among U.S. institutions, which are by far the most-cited institutions.

A high citation rate is an indication that a researcher’s work is influential in their field. In both 2016 and 2017, Duke was the fifth-highest cited U.S. institution.

This year's list of 6,078 names recognizes world-class researchers for their production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for their field and over the past decade (2006 to 2016), based on Web of Science data. Clarivate’s web site allows users to explore the data further: https://hcr.clarivate.com/

“The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list helps to identify the researchers who are having the greatest impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others and that contributes so greatly to extending the frontier and gaining knowledge and innovations for society,” said Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific & Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics.

Duke’s most highly cited researchers this year come from the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the Duke-NUS Medical School, The Duke Institute of Brain Sciences, and the Department of Population Health among other units. Those researchers listed as “cross-field” had significant citations in more than one field that together make them a top 1 percent researcher.

Dr. Barton Haynes, the Frederic M. Hanes Professor of Medicine and director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, appears on the list in two separate categories, as does Michael Pencina, the school of medicine’s vice dean for data science and information technology. 

The School of Medicine's most highly cited authors are:

(Name, Citation Category, Primary Department)

S. Munir Alam, Cross-field, Medicine

Deverick J.Anderson, Social Sciences, Medicine

Adrian Angold, Psychiatry/Psychology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine

Mattia Bonsignori, Microbiology, Medicine

Robert M. Califf, Clinical Medicine, Medicine

Bryan R. Cullen, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Lesley H. Curtis, Clinical Medicine, Population Health Sciences

Geraldine Dawson, Cross-Field, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine

Pamela S. Douglas, Clinical Medicine, Medicine

Guido Ferrari, Cross-Field, Surgery

Eric A. Finkelstein, Cross-Field, Duke-NUS Grad Med School

Christopher B. Granger, Clinical Medicine, Medicine

Barton F. Haynes, Immunology, Medicine

Barton F. Haynes, Microbiology, Medicine

E. Jane Costello, Psychiatry/Psychology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine

Richard S. E. Keefe, Psychiatry/Psychology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine

L. Kristin Newby, Clinical Medicine, Medicine

Robert J. Lefkowitz, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Medicine

Hua-Xin Liao, Microbiology, Medicine

David C. Montefiori, Microbiology, Surgery

Christopher M. O'Connor, Clinical Medicine, Medicine

E. Magnus Ohman, Clinical Medicine, Medicine

Manesh R. Patel, Clinical Medicine, Medicine

Michael J. Pencina, Social Sciences, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Michael J. Pencina, Clinical Medicine, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Eric D. Peterson, Clinical Medicine, Medicine

Georgia D. Tomaras, Microbiology, Surgery

Tien-Yin Wong, Cross-Field, Duke-NUS Grad Med School

For a complete list of Duke faculty, see the article at Duke Today