Eight professors from the University of São Paulo (USP) are among the most influential researchers in the world, according to an assessment by the British consultancy Clarivate Analytics published last Wednesday (15).
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has the highest number of cited researchers, 270. Last year, Harvard University (USA) was in first place.
What you need to know:
Brazil in the middle of the table
Brazil was present with 19 researchers in the list of the most influential, with USP being the Brazilian institution with the most outstanding professors, maintaining last year’s number, according to the report USP Journal. See teachers mentioned below.
David Pendlebury, head of Research Analytics at Clarivate’s Scientific Information Institute, highlighted the importance of the list.
The Most Influential Researchers list identifies and celebrates outstanding USP researchers whose influence in their fields impacts communities and brings innovations that make the world healthier, more sustainable, and safer. Their contribution goes beyond individual achievements, strengthening the foundations of research excellence and innovation.
Geoffrey Cannon (FSP)
Specialist in public health and international food and nutrition policies, he contributes to articles on the Nova project and ultra-processed foods. Furthermore, you are a member of the team of the Faculty of Public Health responsible for the Food Guide, drawn up by the Ministry of Health. Geoffrey was a founding editor, designer and columnist for World Nutrition magazine.
Maria Laura da Costa Louzada (FSP)
PhD in Nutrition and Public Health at USP, she is a professor at the Department of Nutrition of the Faculty of Public Health and a researcher at the Center for Epidemiological Research in Nutrition and Health (Nupens). At the same time, she is associated with the Revista de Saúde Pública and the Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia.
Carlos Augusto Monteiro (FSP)
Professor at the Faculty of Public Health, he is on the list for the fourth consecutive time. Carlos develops research in the field of public health nutrition, with studies on the determinants of the secular trend of breastfeeding and infant mortality in developing countries, methodology and creation of indicators for the anthropometric evaluation of the nutritional status of populations.
Jean-Claude Moubarac (FSP)
He is a collaborator at the Center for Epidemiological Research in Nutrition and Health (Nupens) and a researcher at the Center for Public Health Research at the University of Montreal and Transnut, a World Health Organization group focused on studying the nutritional transition. However, he is a board member of the Montreal Food System. Between 2011 and 2014 he participated in postdoctoral programs in Nutrition at the USP Faculty of Public Health.
Eurídice Martínez Steele (FSP)
Graduated in Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid. After completing his master’s degree in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, he returned to Brazil to earn a doctorate in Public Health Nutrition at the USP Faculty of Public Health.
He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the same institution, where he studies the association between consumption of ultra-processed foods and diet quality and health outcomes.
Raúl Dias dos Santos Filho (FM)
Professor of the Department of Cardiopneumology of the Faculty of Medicine, he is director of the Clinical Lipids Unit at the Cardiology Institute of the Hospital das Clínicas (Incor), carrying out teaching, research and assistance activities in the university and postgraduate areas. He also works at the Israelita Albert Einstein Hospital, carrying out studies in the field of cardiovascular prevention.
Renata Bertazzi Levy (FM)
She is a scientific researcher at the Department of Preventive Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine. She has experience in the public health sector, with a particular focus on epidemiology, working on topics such as: food consumption, diet investigations, food environment and sustainability.
Pedro Henrique Santin Brancalion (Esalq)
Associate professor in the Department of Forest Sciences of Esalq, he is deputy coordinator of the Pact for the Restoration of the Atlantic Forest and affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He has a degree in Agricultural Engineering and a Doctorate in Science from Esalq. He also works on issues such as managing and restoring tropical forests in an economically sustainable and socially inclusive way.
Brazilian universities on the list
Like USP, other researchers from ten Brazilian institutions were recognized in the list of highly cited researchers. These institutions include:
The list of Highly Cited Researchers has been published annually since 2014 and is the result of an analysis of citations of articles published by researchers over a decade, using the Web of Science platform. After preparing the list, a quantitative analysis is conducted with the input of experts.
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