Hu and Willett among three most highly-cited Harvard Chan faculty members

Frank Hu, Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, and Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, were among the three Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty members whose papers are cited most often by their peers around the world.  Albert Hofman, Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology, was the third Harvard Chan faculty member on this list.  All three were named by Clarivate Analytics for being among only 24 researchers worldwide with multiple citations in three different fields.

This list of Highly Cited Researchers—those who rank in the top 1% for citations—included about 6,000 researchers worldwide. In all, Harvard University had the highest number of Highly Cited Researchers, at 186.  Hu and Willett were named for citations in the fields of agricultural sciences, clinical medicine, and social sciences.

Other faculty members with primary appointments in the Nutrition Department who made the Highly Cited Researchers list, for citations in one or two fields, included:

Edward Giovannucci, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology; Gokhan S. Hotamisligil, J.S. Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism; and Meir Stampfer, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition.  Faculty members with secondary or other appointments in the Department on the list included Eric Ding, Visiting Scientist in the Department of Nutrition; Eric Rimm, Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition; and Rob van Dam, Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology.