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Nearly 40 UCLA Scholars Are Among the Most Highly Cited Researchers in Their Fields

Those chosen for the 2022 list have authored studies that rank in the top 1% in the number of scholarly citations worldwide

39 UCLA faculty members were named among world’s most influential researchers in the sciences and social sciences this week.

The Highly Cited Researchers list, compiled annually by analytics firm Clarivate, identifies scholars whose work has been cited most often in papers published by other researchers in their fields over the past decade. Those chosen for the 2022 list have authored studies that rank in the top 1% in the number of scholarly citations worldwide. Several UCLA scholars were among the most highly cited researchers in more than one of the list’s 22 research categories.

“The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at UCLA who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers,” said David Pendlebury, head of research analysis at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. “These individuals are helping to transform human ingenuity into our world’s greatest breakthroughs — and it is an honor to celebrate their achievements.”

Current UCLA faculty members named to the list, along with their primary UCLA research field or fields, are:

Nasim Annabi, chemical and biomolecular engineering 
Matthew Budoff, medicine
Jun Chen, bioengineering 
Bartosz Chmielewski, medicine
Giovanni Coppola, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences 
Xiangfeng Duan, inorganic chemistry 
Bruce Dunn, materials science and engineering
David Eisenberg, biochemistry
Richard Finn, medicine 
Gregg Fonarow, medicine 
Edward Garon, medicine 
Daniel Geschwind, neurology
T. Gonen, biological chemistry
Michael Green, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences 
Sander Greenland, statistics and epidemiology 
Steve Horvath, biostatistics and human genetics 
Elaine Hsiao, integrative biology
Yu Huang, materials science and engineering
Michael Jerrett, environmental health sciences
Richard Kaner, inorganic chemistry 
Baljit Khakh, physiology 
Nathan Kraft, ecology and evolutionary biology 
David Liebeskind, neurology 
Yuzhang Li, chemical and biomolecular engineering 
Aldons Lusis, medicine 
Carol Mangione, medicine
Bengt Muthen, education
Aydogan Ozcan, electrical engineering 
Mason Porter, mathematics 
Steven Reise, psychology 
Antoni Ribas, medicine 
Lawren Sack, ecology and evolutionary biology 
Jeffrey Saver, neurology 
Michael Sawaya, molecular biology 
Michael Sofroniew, neurobiology 
Marc Suchard, human genetics
Christopher Tang, business administration
Edward Wright, astronomy
Yang Yang, materials science and engineering

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