Three of the University of Waterloo's nine researchers who made a most-cited researchers in the world list are affiliated with the Faculty of Health's School of Public Health Sciences: David Hammond, Sharon Kirkpatrick and Geoffrey Fong (cross-appointed to the School).
The list, compiled by the global analytics firm Clarivate. includes researchers who demonstrated “significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.” Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top one per cent by citations for field and publication year in the company’s global citation index.
More about the Faculty of Health researchers:
Kirkpatrick is an expert in community and public health nutrition in the School of Public Health Sciences. She is also a member of the Interdisciplinary Center on Climate Change and the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation. Much of her work is aimed at improving methodologies for measuring dietary patterns and how these patterns influence human and planetary health.
Hammond is a professor in the School of Public Health in the Faculty of Health. His research focuses on chronic disease prevention and global health in three main areas: tobacco/vaping, nutrition policy, and cannabis and harm-reduction policy. He also led large international studies to examine consumer trends and to evaluate the impact of national-level interventions, including restrictions on marketing, product standards, health warnings, and retail policies.
Fong is a psychologist in the Faculty of Arts whose research focuses on combining psychological theories and research methods with traditional epidemiological survey methods to evaluate the impact of tobacco control policies on entire populations in countries. He is the founder and Chief Principal Investigator of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project and a member of the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Association for Psychological Science. He is cross-appointed to the School of Public Health Sciences.