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November 19, 2020

UW celebrates more than 50 researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List

Suzzallo Library at night

The University of Washington is proud to announce that more than 50 UW faculty and researchers have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from Clarivate.

The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

The list includes:

  • Edward Hugh Allison
  • David Baker
  • Michael J Bamshad
  • Michael Boeckh
  • Mike Brauer
  • Guozhong Cao
  • William A. Catterall
  • David H. Cobden
  • Aaron Cohen
  • Louisa Degenhardt
  • Patchen Dellinger
  • Evan E. Eichler
  • Jerry F. Franklin
  • Valery Feigin
  • Michael J. Gale
  • Simon I. Hay
  • Celestia S. Higano
  • Alex K. Y. Jen
  • Eric B. Larson
  • Choli Lee
  • Chang-Zi Li
  • Alan Lopez
  • Gary H. Lyman
  • Michael J. McPhaden
  • Sergey Menis
  • Ali Mokdad
  • Chris Murray
  • Mohsen Naghavi
  • Peter Nelson
  • Marian L. Neuhouser
  • Graham Nichol
  • Deborah A. Nickerson
  • William S. Noble
  • Julian D. Olden
  • David M. Pigott
  • Colin C. Pritchard
  • Ganesh Raghu
  • Philip J. Rasch
  • Stanley Riddell
  • Brian Saelens
  • Kyle L. Seyler
  • Jay Shendure
  • David Smith
  • John A. Stamatoyannopoulos
  • Yang-Kook Sun
  • Joel A. Thornton
  • Cole Trapnell
  • Piper Treuting
  • Theo Vos
  • Daniela M. Witten
  • Harvey Whiteford
  • Spencer A. Wood
  • Xiaodong Xu
  • Jesse R. Zaneveld
  • Maigeng Zhou
  • Junfa F. Zhu

The methodology that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. It also uses the tallies to identify the countries and research institutions where these scientific elite are based.

The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here.