Congratulations to Six CHHS Faculty Recognized on Stanford University List of World’s Top 2% of Scientists

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Drs. Germaine Buck Louis, Lynn Gerber, Andrew Guccione, Jack Hadley, Rosemary Higgins, and Kathryn Jacobsen from the College of Health and Human Services were recognized by Stanford University in a recently released list of the top 2% of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines. The authors of the article in PLoS Biology reviewed the citation counts for hundreds of thousands of authors who have published their research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and identified the 2% of most-cited authors. According to the authors of the database and formal comments, the database was developed to “assess scientists for career-long citation impact up until the end of 2019 and for citation impact during the single calendar year 2019 Updated databases and code are freely available in Mendeley ( formal comments, including information on the methodology for the database can be found here.

Other Mason faculty also are listed.  The most current version of the database can also be found in, and any subsequent updates that might appear in the future will be generally accessible in

“As scientists, refereed publications help advance the needle on the science and they become a part of one’s living legacy – with citations continuing even after retirement.  Databases such as these reinforce that bibliometrics are increasingly being used in various ways to assess impact,” says Dean Germaine Louis.