By analyzing the number of times scientists were cited in others’ papers, the company Thomson Reuters has created a new list of the top 3,215 most highly cited—and therefore most influential— researchers in the world. Sixteen are from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
To qualify, a scientist had to publish numerous articles from 2002-2012 that ranked among the top 1% most-cited of those within a given subject area. By limiting the time range, Thomson Reuters intended to allow younger influential scientists to be highlighted along with well-established ones.
Additional highly-cited researchers from The Johns Hopkins University included Evan Ma, Barbara Starfield, Charles L. Bennett, Timothy M. Heckman, Adam G. Riess, Alexander S. Szalay and Aniruddha R. Thakar. Josef Coresh and Leiyu Shi, from the Bloomberg School of Public Health were also named.