Work by the scientists, along with other Tufts faculty members, are among top cited globally according to a new Clarivate ranking.
Four current Tufts researchers have been named to a ranking of the world’s most highly cited researchers. The researchers in the Clarivate 2023 list have a significant impact on the research community, judging by the rate their work is cited by their peers, according to Clarivate, an information and analytics firm focused on research.
The highly cited papers rank in the top 1% by citations for a field or fields and publication year, and only about 1 in 1,000 researchers worldwide qualify.
Named to the list are David Kaplan, Renata Micha, Dariush Mozaffarian, and John Wong. “Their contributions resonate far beyond their individual achievements, strengthening the foundation of excellence and innovation in research,” said David Pendlebury, head of research analysis at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate.
Also included as a top-cited researcher was Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, a Tufts professor who died in 2019.
For this year’s analysis, the papers surveyed were the most recent available—those published and cited during 2012 to 2022.
“It is a privilege to have our faculty recognized as some of the most highly cited researchers globally,” said Bernard Arulanandam, vice provost for research at Tufts. “This acknowledgment is a testament to their pioneering contributions, and I extend my heartfelt congratulations to each of them for this remarkable accomplishment.”
Renata Micha is an adjunct associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She has expertise in nutritional and chronic disease epidemiology—focusing on diet assessment and modeling of impacts on cardiometabolic health—and in nutrition and health policy.
Micha has particular interest and experience in global dietary assessment among various population subgroups, identifying causal diet-disease relationships, quantifying and modeling the impact of dietary habits on cardiometabolic disease outcomes, and evaluating the comparative- and cost-effectiveness of nutrition-sensitive population interventions to address these disease burdens.
Dariush Mozaffarian is director of the Tufts Food Is Medicine Institute, Distinguished Professor, Jean Mayer Professor and dean emeritus of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and professor of medicine at the School of Medicine. His work aims to create the science and translation for a food system that is nutritious, equitable, and sustainable.
A cardiologist, he has authored more than 550 scientific publications on nutrition and chronic diseases, and on evidence-based policy innovations to reduce these burdens in the United States and globally. He has served in numerous advisory roles including for the U.S. and Canadian governments, and currently serves on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.