BUSM faculty members and Framingham Heart Study Researchers are listed in Thompson Reuters’ The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014. Reuters’ list of “some of the best and brightest scientific minds of our time” is determined by analyzing data on which researchers have produced work that is most frequently acknowledged by peers. Reuters analyzed at citation data over the last 11 years to identify those who published the highest impact work (2002-2012 and 2012-2013).
Faculty Michael Holick (medicine, physiology and biophysics) and Alice Jacobs (medicine/cardiology) are listed under clinical medicine as are BUSM/BU Framingham Heart Study researchers Emily Benjamin (medicine/cardiology), Ralph D’Agostino (mathematics/statistics), Martin Larson (mathematics/statistics), Daniel Levy (medicine/cardiology), Joseph Massaro (biostatistics), and Vasan Ramachandran (medicine/cardiology).
“Everyone acknowledged in this book is a person of influence in the sciences and social sciences. They are the people who are on the cutting edge of their fields. They are performing and publishing work that their peers recognize as vital to the advancement of their science. These researchers are, undoubtedly, among the most influential scientific minds of our time.” (Thompson Reuters’ The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014)