SEATTLE – Nine faculty members from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) have been named to a list of highly cited researchers for 2018.
The list of about 6,000 individuals was compiled by Clarivate Analytics, a research firm with offices in the US, China, Japan, and the UK. The 2018 list identifies scientists “who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade,” according to the company.
The IHME faculty named are Abraham Flaxman, Simon Hay, Steve Lim, Rafael Lozano, Ali Mokdad, Christopher Murray, Mohsen Naghavi, Theo Vos, and former IHME Acting Assistant Professor Mohammad Forouzanfar. They are among 42 identified from the University of Washington. IHME affiliate faculty also included in this list are Michael Brauer, Louisa Degenhardt, Valery Feigin, Alan Lopez, and Harvey Whiteford.
“Researchers are selected for their exceptional performance in one or more of 21 fields,” according to the firm’s statement. “For the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers analysis, the papers surveyed were those published and cited during 2006–2016 and which, at the end of 2016, ranked in the top 1% by citations for their field and year.”
IHME: Kelly Bienhoff, +1-206-897-2884 (office); +1-913-302-3817 (mobile); [email protected]
IHME: Dean Owen, +1-206-897-2858 (office); +1-206-434-5630 (mobile); [email protected]
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