NYU Silver Professors Wen-Jui Han, Gary Holden, Deborah K. Padgett, and Jerome C. Wakefield and Professor Emeritus James Jaccard were ranked in the top 2% of most cited scientists worldwide in 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields, according to a recent study by researchers from Elsevier, SciTech Strategies, Inc., and Stanford University.
The study was published by Elsevier, whose Scopus abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature was used by the researchers to compile standardized information on scientists’ career-long citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator, updated to the end of 2020. The scientists with a percentile rank of 2% or above based on their composite score were included in the final ranking.
Dr. Han is recognized for her research on the effects of parental employment, family and school environment, and family policies on children’s development in general and on children of immigrants in particular. Dr. Holden has published on a range of topics including behavioral telehealth, bibliometrics, social work education, and the Social Cognitive Theory construct self-efficacy. Dr. Padgett is widely known for her expertise in qualitative and mixed methods and her research on homelessness and mental health needs and service use of underserved populations. Dr. Wakefield is an authority on the intersection between philosophy and the mental health professions whose scholarly specialty is the conceptual foundations of clinical theory. Dr. Jaccard is an expert in decision making and attitude change whose research focuses on adolescent and young adult problem behaviors.
The presence of five NYU Silver faculty on this prestigious list reflects not only their significant individual scholarly influence but also the School’s commitment to supporting innovative, quality research that advances the academic discourse and improves lives.