Twenty-eight Purdue HHS researchers named in 2023 list of world’s most-cited scientists

Written by: Denise Buhrmester,

Purdue HHS data provided by: Jordan Gooch, senior data analyst, External Data Analytics,

"HHS Faculty, Top 2% most-cited researchers"

In a database compiled by Stanford University in partnership with Elsevier, 28 scientists and scholars in the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) appear among the top 2% of the most-cited researchers across seven disciplines. Inclusion in the database means the individual met a variety of metrics that place them among the top 2% of researchers based on citations for 2022.

In addition to appearing on Elsevier’s list for 2022 citations, one HHS faculty member — Louis Tay, the William C. Byham Professor in Psychological Sciences — also appeared on Clarivate’s 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers, which identifies scholars whose work has been cited most often in papers over the past decade. Those chosen for the 2023 list authored studies that rank in the top 1% of scholarly citations worldwide within their disciplines.

The following HHS researchers (current, in alphabetical order) appeared on Elsevier’s list of the top 2% of the world’s most-cited researchers:

The database, updated October 2023, is available through the Elsevier Data Repository.

About the Standford-Elsevier list
Elsevier’s single-year data, from which this list was derived, pertains to citations received during the 2022 calendar year. Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 174 subfields according to the standard Science-Metrix classification. The selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above in the subfield. Calculations were performed using all Scopus author profiles as of October 1, 2023. If an author is not on the list, the composite indicator value was not high enough to appear. Using the most recent single-year data provides an up-to-date snapshot of productivity and expertise across 22 disciplines. This list does not include emeritus researchers as well as those who have left Purdue University or are officially on leave. Some Purdue researchers may not be on the list because their Scopus account still has them affiliated with a former institution. Researchers can request Scopus update their ID to Purdue University. Learn more.