Research and Innovation at the Gillings School
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Thomas Reuters has updated its list of Highly Cited Researchers in the sciences and social sciences to include three Gillings School of Global Health faculty members: Gerardo Heiss, Yun Li, and Barry Popkin.
Thomas Reuters generated the list by surveying 21 broad subject fields for highly cited papers from 2002-2012, papers that ranked in the top 1% for total citations in the field that year. Each researcher with a highly cited paper was ranked by how many highly cited papers they had from 2002-2012. Those researchers who ranked above the cut off point (the square root of the population of researchers) earned the distinction of highly cited researcher.