Publications by Department of Psychiatry Faculty Rank Among the Top 1% of Cited Works in 2018

Pictured above (left to right): Drs. William Klunk, David Lewis, Mary Phillips, Boris Birmaher, and Bernie Devlin

The Department of Psychiatry is proud to announce that five current members of the faculty have been named Highly Cited Researchers for 2018: Boris Birmaher, MD; Bernie J. Devlin, PhD; William E. Klunk, MD, PhD; David A. Lewis, MD; and Mary L. Phillips, MD. Distinguished Emeritus Professor David J. Kupfer, MD, was also included in this list.

The Clarivate Analytics 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list recognizes scientists who have demonstrated exceptional research performance by publishing multiple highly cited papers that rank in the 1% of citations in their field(s) during the period surveyed (2006-2016). 

Dr. Birmaher, Endowed Chair in Early Onset Bipolar Disease and Professor of Psychiatry, is an expert in the fields of child and adolescent bipolar disorder, major depression and anxiety. 

Dr. Devlin, Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science, is known for building statistical models for genetic data in order to understand the genetic epidemiology of simple and complex diseases.

Dr. Klunk, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Levidow-Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Disorders, is well known for his research on the development and application of PET amyloid imaging agents for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and for the assessment of the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.  

Dr. Lewis, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Thomas Detre Professor of Academic Psychiatry and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, focuses on increasing our understanding of the development and functional architecture of neocortical neural circuits and the alterations of these circuits in schizophrenia.

Dr. Phillips, Pittsburgh Foundation-Emmerling Chair in Psychotic Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science, is an expert in the fields of mood disorders, affective neuroscience and neuroimaging. 

Congratulations to all!