Eight teachers from University of the South Pacific They are considered among the most influential researchers in the world, according to an assessment by the British consulting company Clarivate Analytics, released on November 15. The Chinese Academy of Sciences is the research institution with the highest number of cited researchers, 270. Last year, first place went to Harvard University (USA).
In the rankings are Professors Raúl Dias dos Santos Filho and Renata Bertazzi Levy, from the Faculty of Medicine (FM); Jeffrey Cannon, María Laura da Costa Lozada, Carlos Augusto Montero, Jean-Claude Mubarak, and Eurydice Martinez-Stelle, from the Faculty of Public Health (FSP); and Pedro Henrique Santin Brancaleon, from the Luiz de Quiroz Higher School of Agriculture (ESALC).
This year, 7,127 researchers from 68 countries were selected. The United States is the country with the largest number of researchers mentioned, 2,669, representing 37.4% of the total; Next comes China, with 1,275; In third place is the United Kingdom with 574.
Brazil had 19 researchers on the most influential list. The University of the South Pacific is the Brazilian institution with the most selected professorships, with a total of eight. The number remained the same as last year.
“The Most Influential Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional researchers at USP whose significant and broad impact in their fields results in impacts on their communities and innovations that make the world healthier, more sustainable and safer,” said David Pendlebury, Head of Research Analytics at Clarivate’s Scientific Information Institute. Their contributions go beyond their individual achievements, strengthening the foundations of excellence and innovation in research.
The researchers mentioned ten other Brazilian institutions
In addition to the University of the South Pacific, the researchers mentioned ten other Brazilian institutions: State University of Campinas (Unicamp), São Paulo State University (Unesp), Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro (IFRJ), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Federal University of Santa María (UFSM), Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), National Natural Disaster Monitoring and Warning Center (CEMADEN), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. (PUC- Royal Jordanian).
The list has been published annually since 2014 Famous researchers It was prepared based on an analysis of the citation counts of articles published by a researcher over a decade using the platform Web of Science. After compiling the list, a quantitative analysis is performed with expert opinions.
See USP professors among the world’s most influential:
Pedro Henrique Santin Brancaleon (ESALEC)
Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Sciences at Esalq, he is Deputy Coordinator of the Atlantic Forest Restoration Charter and an Associate Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He holds a degree in agricultural engineering and a doctorate in science from Esalq University. It works on topics such as managing and restoring tropical forests in an economically viable and socially inclusive way, with the aim of a balanced coexistence of these forests with agriculture and livestock in human-modified landscapes.
Jean-Claude Mubarak (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 group at the World Health Organization focused on studying nutritional transition. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Food System. Between 2011 and 2014, he participated in postdoctoral programs in nutrition at the University of the South Pacific School of Public Health.
Jeffrey Cannon (FSP)
He specializes in public health and international food and nutrition policy, and contributes articles on Project NOVA and ultra-processed foods. He is a member of the School of Public Health team responsible for the Ministry of Health’s Food Guide, and is the founding editor, designer and columnist of the Journal of Global Nutrition.
Renata Bertazzi Levy (FM)
She is a scientific researcher in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the College of Medicine. He has experience in public health, with a focus on epidemiology, and works mainly on the following topics: food consumption, diet surveys, food environment and sustainability.
Maria Laura da Costa Lozada (FSP)
in Nutrition and Public Health from the University of the South Pacific. She is a professor in the Department of Nutrition in the School of Public Health and a researcher at the Center for Epidemiological Research in Nutrition and Health (Nupens). She is associate editor of Revista de Saúde Pública and Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia.
Carlos Augusto Montero (FSP)
A professor at the College of Public Health appears on the list for the fourth time in a row. Development of research in the field of nutrition in public health, with studies on the determinants of the secular trend of breastfeeding and infant mortality in developing countries and the methodology and creation of indicators for anthropometric assessment of the nutritional status of populations.
Raul Dias dos Santos Filho (FM)
Professor of the Department of Cardiology and Pulmonary Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine, he is Director of the Clinical Lipid Unit at the Heart Institute of Hospital das Clínicas (ENCORE), and carries out teaching, research and assistance activities in the undergraduate and postgraduate fields. He also works as a researcher at Albert Einstein Israelita Hospital, where he conducts studies in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention.
Eurydice Martinez Steel (FSP)
He holds a degree in biology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, a master’s degree in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD in the Public Health Nutrition program from the School of Public Health at the University of the South Pacific, where he currently works. His postdoctoral degree focused on studying The relationship between consumption of ultra-processed foods, diet quality, and health outcomes.
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