School of Medicine faculty recognized on ‘Highly Cited’ list

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Duke’s leading scholars are once again prominently featured on the annual list of “Most Highly Cited Researchers.”

Thirty-seven Duke faculty were named to the list this year, based on the number of highly cited papers they produced over an 11-year period from January 2009 to December 2019. More than half of them (22) are from the School of Medicine. Citation rate, as tracked by Clarivate’s Web of Science, is an approximate measure of a study’s influence and importance.

Two Duke researchers appear in two categories: Human Vaccine Institute Director Barton Haynes, and Michael Pencina, vice dean of data science and information technology in the School of Medicine. And two of the Duke names listed are new faculty, recruited as part of the Science & Technology initiative: Edward Miao in Immunology and Sheng Yang He in Biology. This year, 6,127 researchers from 60 countries are being recognized by the listing. The United States still dominates, with 41 percent of the names on the list, but China continues to grow its influence, with 12 percent of the names.

The year’s most highly cited authors from the School of Medicine are:

Robert M. Califf—Clinical Medicine 
Avshalom Caspi—Psychiatry and Psychology
Jane Costello— Psychiatry and Psychology
Lesley H. Curtis—Clinical Medicine
Geraldine Dawson— Cross-Field
Pamela S. Douglas—Clinical Medicine
Charles A. Gersbach—Cross-Field
Christopher Bull Granger—Clinical Medicine 
Barton F. Haynes—Immunology and Microbiology
Adrian F. Hernandez—Clinical Medicine
Ru-Rong Ji—Cross-Field
Robert J. Lefkowitz—Clinical Medicine
Sarah H. Lisanby—Cross-Field
Jason Locasale— Cross-Field
Edward A. Miao—Immunology
Terrie E. Moffitt—Psychiatry and Psychology
L. Kristen Newby—Clinical Medicine 
Christopher B. Newgard—Cross-Field
Erik Magnus Ohman—Clinical Medicine
Manesh R. Patel—Clinical Medicine 
Michael J. Pencina—Social Sciences and Clinical Medicine
Eric D. Peterson—Clinical Medicine

For a complete list of Duke faculty see the article at Duke Research Blog.