Proctor, Powell Recognized as Highly-Cited Researchers by Clarivate

Faculty; Public Health; Research; Social Work

Two Brown School scholars have been recognized for their work’s significant and broad influence in this year’s 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list: Enola Proctor, Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Byron Powell, assistant professor and co-director of the Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR).

The list identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant and broad influence, reflected in the publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade. The work of honorees ranks in the top 1% of citations for a field during a publication year in the Web of Science.

Proctor has been recognized previously for the scope of her research by Clarivate during her career. Her research has been funded by the NIA, AHRQ, and the NIMH for 27 consecutive years. She led the establishment of several university-wide centers and cores in implementation science, including the Center for Dissemination and Implementation for the Washington University Institute for Public Health and the Dissemination and Implementation Research Core for Washington University’s CTSA program. With Elvin Geng, Proctor leads a World Health Organization initiative on COVID vaccine implementation for low- to middle-income countries.

At the Brown School, Proctor and Powell are directly connected by their work with the Implementation Research Institute (IRI). Proctor directs IRI, a training program in implementation science funded by the National Institute for Mental Health. Powell will join the IRI Core Faculty as associate director and serves as faculty for other international training initiatives:

Powell is currently the president of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration.

“Byron is an outstanding researcher. I’m proud that others are recognizing his scholarship so early in his career,” said Proctor, who mentors Powell.

“I’m humbled by this honor,” said Powell. “Everything we do is highly collaborative. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with Enola and countless other mentors, colleagues, students, and community partners to advance research on the implementation of evidence-based practices.”