Winter 2014

World Toppers

Five Tufts researchers are among the most influential

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Photo: Alonso Nichols

This fall, five Tufts researchers were named to Thomson Reuter’s 2014 list of the World’s Most Influential Minds, based on how frequently their work was cited by others between 2002 and 2013. The researchers included Jeffrey Blumberg, Bess Dawson-Hughes, ’75, David Kaplan, Andrew Levey and Dariush Mozaffarian.

Blumberg is a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and director of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts. His research has focused on antioxidant nutrients.

Dawson-Hughes, ’75, an endocrinologist, is director of the Bone Metabolism Laboratory at the HNRCA. Her areas of expertise are metabolic bone disease, calcium and vitamin D nutrition and osteoporosis.

Kaplan is the Stern Family Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on biopolymer engineering and regenerative medicine.

Levey is a professor of medicine and chief of the William B. Schwartz Division of Nephrology at Tufts Medical Center. He is involved with research groups at Tufts and around the world studying ways to gauge kidney function and better understand the burden of chronic kidney diseases.

Mozaffarian is dean of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts. A cardiologist and epidemiologist, he has done research on the links between lifestyle and heart disease.

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