HHS Faculty Among Most Cited Scientists Worldwide

Eleven faculty from Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) are among the world’s most cited in their respective fields, according to a recently published study1 by the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS). Looking at six standard citation metrics, researchers analyzed the long-term (1996-2019) data of nearly 7 million scientific authors to develop a composite citation metric. The authors then used this composite metric to develop a list2 of the world’s most cited 100,000 scientists (deceased and living) across 22 major fields.

Congratulations to these 11 HHS faculty who earned a spot on the list. The major field in which they were ranked in the study appears in the parenthesis.

  • Professor Thomas J. Berndt, (Developmental and Child Psychology)
  • Professor Emeritus Gary P. Carlson (Toxicology)
  • Professor Emeritus Victor Cicirelli (Gerontology)
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus Robert V. Kail (Developmental and Child Psychology)
  • Professor Jeffrey D. Karpicke (Experimental Psychology)
  • Rachel E. Stark Distinguished Professor Laurence B. Leonard (Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology)
  • Distinguished Professor Donald R. Lynam (Clinical Psychology)
  • Margo J. Montieth, Professor (Social Psychology)
  • Reece McGee Distinguished Professor James S. Nairne (Experimental Psychology)
  • Distinguished Professor Emerita Anne Smith (Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology)
  • Distinguished Professor Kipling D. Williams (Social Psychology)

1John P. A. Ioannidis, Jeroen Baas, Richard Klavans, Kevin W. Boyack, “A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field”, PLOS Biology, 2019.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000384

2John P. A. Ioannidis, Kevin W. Boyack, Jeroen Baas, “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”, PLOS Biology, 2020.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918