List of Most Highly Cited Researchers in the World Includes Pennington Biomedical Scientist

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Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk’s Scientific Papers Rank in Top 1 Percent
Released: Monday, December 23, 2019


Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD

Highly Cited

Baton Rouge, Louisiana — The list of the world’s most highly cited researchers over the last decade includes Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD, Associate Executive Director for Population and Public Health Sciences at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

The 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list, released by the Web of Science Group, identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1 percent by citations for their field and years of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.

“Being recognized as a highly cited researcher is a testament to the great work we do at Pennington Biomedical,” Dr. Katzmarzyk said. “I am grateful for the environment at Pennington, which allows us to produce such high-quality research that is recognized by the field.”

“Scientists like Dr. Katzmarzyk are the reason that Pennington Biomedical has become a global leader in nutrition and obesity research,” said Pennington Biomedical Executive Director John Kirwan, PhD. “We are proud of Dr. Katzmarzyk for the contributions he has made to advance the fields of physical activity and obesity research.” 

From 2008-2018, Dr. Katzmarzyk authored or co-authored 359 papers that were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The articles were cited 19,735 times. Dr. Katzmarzyk’s most-cited publication is “The Effect of Physical Inactivity on Major Non-Communicable Diseases Worldwide: An Analysis of Burden of Disease and Life Expectancy.” It was published in The Lancet and cited 2,725 times.

The 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list includes 6,217 highly cited researchers in various fields from nearly 60 nations. The methodology behind the list draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.

Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, organizes the world’s research information to enable academia, corporations, publishers and governments to accelerate the pace of research. It is powered by Web of Science, the world’s largest publisher-neutral citation index and research intelligence platform.



About LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center

LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the triggers of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. The center conducts basic, clinical and population research, and is affiliated with Louisiana State University. The research enterprise at Pennington Biomedical includes over 450 employees within a network of 40 clinics and research laboratories, and 13 highly specialized core service facilities. Its scientists and physician/scientists are supported by research trainees, lab technicians, nurses, dietitians and other support personnel. Pennington Biomedical is located in state-of-the-art research facilities on a 222-acre campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.