Karachi – Aga Khan University proudly celebrates the exceptional recognition bestowed upon Dr Zulfiqar A Bhutta, the Founding Director of the Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD), and Dr Jai K. Das, Assistant Director of IGHD and Assistant Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health. The two eminent researchers have earned a coveted spot in the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list by Clarivate. Their recognition spans the fields of Clinical Medicine and Cross Field Scholarship, a testament to their enduring collaboration and impactful contributions to the global scientific community.
Dr Zulfiqar A Bhutta and Dr Jai Das: Top 0.1% Worldwide
In the annual Highly Cited Researchers list by Clarivate, a prestigious acknowledgment highlighting the profound impact of scientists globally, Dr Zulfiqar A Bhutta and Dr Jai Das stand out among the 6,849 individuals honored this year. Remarkably, they secure their place in the top 0.1% of researchers worldwide. The rigorous selection process involved evaluating 188,500 Highly Cited Papers published from 2012 to 2022, ensuring recognition of the most influential researchers in esteemed journals indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index.
Dr Jai Das: A Multifaceted Impact in Cross-Field Scholarship
Dr Jai Das, acknowledged in the ‘Cross-Field’ category, showcases exceptional leadership and academic prowess. His impact extends across various research domains, including community trials, population-based surveys, qualitative and mixed-methods research, and evidence-based systematic reviews. With over 200 international peer-reviewed papers and an impressive H-Index of over 70, Dr Jai Das exemplifies excellence in multifaceted research.
Focused Contributions to Global Health
Both Dr Zulfiqar A Bhutta and Dr Jai Das have directed their efforts towards utilizing evidence in policy and programs, estimating disease burden, assessing intervention effectiveness, and strengthening research capacity in public health. Their active involvement in guideline committees and working groups for WHO has influenced policies on both national and international levels.
Dr. Sulaiman Shahabuddin, President of Aga Khan University, applauds the inclusion of Drs. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Jai Das in the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list, emphasizing their extraordinary contributions and placing them in the upper echelons of global researchers. This recognition underscores IGHD’s unwavering commitment to driving impactful research in the field of global health.
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