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USC Social Work Researchers Named in Top 2% of Scientists Worldwide List for 2021

  • Research

Eight professors of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work are recognized among the top 2% of scientists in the world for 2021 in a study by Elsevier and Stanford University. The ranking considers 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields. Based on the bibliometric information contained in the Scopus database, it represents approximately 180,000 scientific researchers from a pool of more than 8 million globally.

The school’s faculty named for 2021 are:

  • John Blosnich, Assistant Professor
  • Carl Castro, Professor, Director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, Director of the RAND-USC Epstein Family Foundation Center for Veterans Policy Research
  • Iris Chi, Chinese-American Golden Age Association/Frances Wu Chair for the Chinese Elderly
  • Karen Lincoln, Associate Professor
  • Michàlle Mor Barak, Dean’s Professor of Social Work and Business
  • Lawrence Palinkas, Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health
  • Eric Rice, Professor and Co-Director of the USC Center for AI in Society
  • William Vega, Emeritus Provost Professor

To reference the work of our faculty online, we ask that you directly quote their work where possible and attribute it to "FACULTY NAME, a professor in the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work” (LINK: https://dworakpeck.usc.edu)