Elite universities are often led by individuals whose scholarly productivity is also elite. Emory is no exception, particularly in the area of the health sciences. The scholarly productivity of Emory’s academic leaders is exceptional by any definition. The four most productive leaders all meet or greatly exceed the “unique” classification (Hirsch, 2005). However, there is considerable disparity among these leaders especially among the least productive leaders including Dr. Klin and McCauley who only meet the “successful” criteria. In fact, School Nursing Dean Dr. McCauley’s productivity is estimated to be at least 3 times less than that of School of Medicine Dean Dr. Sukhatme.
Hirsch JE. An index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102(46):16569–16572. doi:10.1073/pnas.0507655102
Note: Estimates of H-indexes were obtained via Web of Science Citation Reports. As estimates, they are subject to error and should be interpreted cautiously.