Brownson, Powell, Proctor Among Most Highly Cited Researchers

Faculty; Public Health; Research; Social Work

​Three members of the Brown School faculty have been named among the most highly cited researchers in the sciences by the Institute for Scientific Information in 2020. 

Ross BrownsonByron Powell, and Enola Proctor were among 55 faculty from Washington University named to the list, which recognizes researchers worldwide who have demonstrated significant and broad influence, reflected in their publication of multiple papers that have been frequently cited by their peers. Their papers rank in the top 1% for their fields and year in Web of Science. Washington University ranks 10th in the world for its number of highly-cited researchers. For 2020, about 6,100 researchers made the overall list.

Brownson, the Stephen H. and Susan U. Lipstein Distinguished Professor and director of the Prevention Research Center, is a leading expert in chronic disease prevention and applied epidemiology. Powell is an assistant professor whose research focuses on efforts to improve the quality of behavioral health and social services. Proctor is a professor and pioneer in the field of dissemination & implementation science who directs the Implementation Research Institute, a training program in implementation science funded by the National Institute for Mental Health.