SEATTLE – Nine faculty members from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine have been named to a list of highly cited researchers for 2019, reflecting their broad influence and contributions to their fields.
The list, published each year by the Web of Science Group, “recognizes world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance.” The IHME faculty are Christopher Murray, Simon I. Hay, Mohsen Naghavi, David L. Smith, and Theo Vos. IHME affiliate faculty also included on the list are Michael Brauer, Louisa Degenhardt, Alan Lopez, and Harvey Whiteford.
Hay, Smith, Degenhardt, and Lopez were recognized in a new “cross-field” category that identifies researchers with substantial influence across several fields.
“This list underscores the depth and breadth of IHME and our affiliate faculty,” said Murray, who leads the Institute and also serves as Chair of the UW’s Department of Health Metrics Sciences. “Their contributions are integral to our mission to improve health worldwide, and we congratulate them on this important recognition of their work.”
In 2019, fewer than 6,300, or 0.1%, of the world’s researchers, across 21 research fields, earned this distinction, according to Web of Science Group. The list includes individuals at over 1,200 institutions across nearly 60 countries, and includes 23 Nobel Prize laureates.
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About the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research organization at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME is committed to transparency and makes this information widely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions on allocating resources to improve population health.