Harvard Chan School faculty recognized among world’s most influential researchers

More than 30 faculty members affiliated with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have been named among the world’s most influential researchers over the past decade.

The annual list of Highly Cited Researchers from the Web of Science Group includes faculty from around the world whose papers have been cited most often by their peers—in the top 1% of citations for a chosen field or fields.

Worldwide, 6,216 researchers were named to the 2019 “highly cited” list. Of all academic institutions, Harvard University had the most names on the list—203.

Nineteen faculty with primary appointments at Harvard Chan School were named to the list for exceptional influence and performance across multiple fields. Researchers with cross-field impact included Brent Coull, professor of biostatistics; Francesca Dominici, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science; Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, James Stevens Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism; Rafael Irizarry, professor of biostatistics; Brendan Manning, professor of molecular metabolism; Donna Spiegelman, professor of epidemiologic methods, emerita; Meir Stampfer, professor of epidemiology and nutrition; S V Subramanian, professor of population health and geography; and Antonella Zanobetti, principal research scientist.

Other primary Harvard Chan faculty named to the list included Tianxi Cai, John Rock Professor of Population and Translational Data Sciences; Edward Giovannucci, professor of nutrition and epidemiology; Miguel Hernan, Kolokotrones Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology; Albert Hofman, Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology; Frank Hu, Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology; Ashish Jha, K.T. Li Professor of Global Health; Alkes Price, professor of statistical genetics; Joel Schwartz, professor of environmental epidemiology; Tyler VanderWeele, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Epidemiology; Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition; and David R. Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health.

Faculty members with secondary or other appointments at Harvard Chan on the list included Till Bärnighausen, adjunct professor of global health; Nancy Cook, professor in the Department of Epidemiology; Robert Glynn, professor in the Department of Biostatistics; Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor; JoAnn Manson, professor in the Department of Epidemiology; Dariush Mozaffarian, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology; Shuji Ogino, professor in the Department of Epidemiology; Vikram Patel, professor in the Department of Global Health and Population; Paul Ridker, professor in the Department of Epidemiology; Eric Rimm, professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition; Pardis Sabeti, professor of immunology and infectious diseases; Elsie Sunderland, professor of environmental science and engineering in the Department of Environmental Health; and Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, adjunct professor of biostatistics and epidemiology.