Thomson Reuters lists Most Influential Scientific Minds

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Thomson Reuters lists Most Influential Scientific Minds

Several UW Medicine and UW Health Sciences researchers are named among world leaders in their fields

Thompson Reuters, a global news and  information company, today, Jan. 14,  released its annual list of The Worlds Most Influential Scientific Minds.  Their 2015 analysis was conducted to determine which researchers had produced works that were most cited by their peers. 

This year’s most influential researchers were selected by analyzing citation data from 2003-2013 to indentify those who published the greatest number of highly cited papers. Thompson Reuters also identified what they called “hot researchers.”  These are authors of papers published between 2013 and 2014 that were immediately cited at extraordinarily high levels. 

The data came from Thompson Reuters' Web of Science and InCities platforms.  The hot papers and highly cited papers are featured in the company’s Essential Science Indicators Database.

According to their report, University of Washington is among the top 20 institutions internationally in cited research. 

Of the 19 scientists named as the world’sHottest Researchers of Today, four are affiliated with UW Medicine and the University of Washington Health Sciences. The distinguished researchers are part of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW and collaborators on the Global Burden of Disease project, an ongoing, multinational effort to geographically measure the most pressing threats to human health. 

They are:

Christopher J. Murray, director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and UW professor of global health

Alan D. Lopez, UW affiliate associate professor of global health and University of Melbourne, Australia, associate professor

Theo Vos, professor of global health

Mohsen Naghavi, professor of global health
 
““This recognition is an honor,” Murray said, “It is also a testament to our dedicated team here at IHME and to our collaborators around the world involved in the global burden of disease. Their hard work is advancing our mission to improve health through better evidence. It's also interesting to note that in a short amount of time IHME and the Broad Institute [at MIT and Harvard] have established themselves as intellectual leaders in their respective fields.”
 
Thompson Reuters also designated leaders in 21 fields of science.  From UW Medicine and UW Health Sciences are:
 
Biology & Biochemistry

David A. Baker, professor of biochemistry and director, Institute for Protein Design

Judit Villen, assistant professor of genome science
 

Clinical Medicine

Garnet L. Anderson , affiliate professor of biostatistics and director, Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

John J. Crowley, former professor of biostatistics, now at Cancer Research Center and Biostatistics, Seattle

Christopher J. Murray, professor of global health, IHME director

Graham Nichol, professor of medicine, Leonard Cobb/Medic One Foundation Endowed Chair for Prehospital Emergency Care, and director, UW Medical Center/Harborview Center for Prehospital Emergency Care

Ross L. Prentice, professor of statistics and director emeritus, Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Bruce M. Psaty, professor of medicine and epidemiology, co-director, Cardiovascular  Health Insitute, and senior investigator, Group Health Research Institute

Global Health

Christopher J. Murray, professor of global health, IHME director

Theo Vos, professor of global health and IHME researchers

Mohsen Naghavi, professor of global health and IHME researcher

Alan D. Lopez,  affiliate professor of global health, IHME researcher, and associate professor,  University of Melbourne
 

Immunology

Mohamed Oukka, associate professor of pediatrics and Seattle Children’s Research Institute invesigator
 
Michael Gale, Jr, professor of immunology and director, Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease

Microbiology

Michael G. Katze, professor of microbiology, associate director for molecular sciences, and Washington National Primate Research Center scientist
 

Molecular Biology & Genetics

Evan E. Eicher, professor of genome sciences and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator

Deborah A. Nickerson, professor of genome sciences, and principal investigator, UW Medicine Center for Mendelian Genomics

William S. Noble, professor of genome sciences and computer sciences

Neuroscience & Behavior

Thomas J. Montine, Ellsworth Alvord Professor and Chair of Pathology
 

Pharmacology & Toxicology

Allan S. Hoffman, professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering
 

Psychiatry / Psychology

Wayne J. Katon, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences (deceased March 1, 2015)

Social Sciences, General

Brian E. Saelens, professor of pediatrics and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Seattle Children’s physician, and Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development researcher