Top 101 Law, Medicine and Health Care Scholars

The Epstein Program seeks to highlight scholarship and policy efforts that are impactful, as our periodic Health Law & Policy Conversations and Roundtables on Pressing Questions in Healthcare highlight.  The Epstein Program is pleased to host to Top 101 Law, Medicine and Health Care Scholars in the United States (2010-2014) ranking, which measures academic scholarly impact based on the Leiter Ranking methodology and highlights the impact health law scholars are making on the national academic conversation around health law and bioethics. 

This ranking relies on faculty’s own self-identification, based on membership in the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care of the Association of American Law Schools.  It follows the methodology used by Brian Leiter and Greg Sisk, explained more fully in Sisk, et al., Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third, 12 Univ. St. Thomas L. J. 100 (2015).

The ranking was compiled using citations for every Section member listed in the 2017-18 AALS guide and was created from original research performed by Michael Whitlow, Graduate Assistant, and Heather Simmons, Law and Business Reference Librarian at the Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Memorial Law Library at the University of Illinois College of Law.  These citation counts do not include acknowledgement footnotes, only substantive citations. We separately calculate the impact of emeritus faculty who remain involved in the Section.

Unlike other rankings, the Top 101 Law, Medicine and Health Care Scholars ranking does not rely on subjective assessments by colleagues of a faculty’s primary field of scholarship; it allows faculty to self-identify.  By its nature, it includes faculty who work in multiple areas.  As with other rankings, it relies on Westlaw citations and therefore undercounts a scholar’s citation in journals not available through Westlaw.

RankScholarInstitutionCitations
TOP 25
1Russell KorobkinU.C.L.A747
2Einer R. ElhaugeHarvard644
3Rebecca S. EisenbergMichigan527
4Mark A. HallWake Forest451
5Tom BakerPennsylvania432
6Arti Kaur RaiDuke431
7Alan O'Neil SykesStanford429
8Paul M. SchwartzUC Berkeley392
9Mark SeidenfeldFlorida State386
10Michael J. GraetzColumbia385
11David HymanGeorgetown325
12Michael J. GerhardtUniv. of No. Car.323
13Abbe GluckYale319
14Robin Fretwell WilsonIllinois311
15Katherine M. FrankeColumbia310
16Charles A. SullivanSeton Hall304
17Myriam Elizabeth GillesCardozo/Yeshiva302
18Nan D. HunterGeorgetown291
19Lars NoahUniv. of Florida266
20Stephen D. SugarmanUC Berkeley259
21George J. AnnasBoston Univ257
22Anita L. AllenPennsylvania241
23Sharona HoffmanCase Western Res.239
24Lori B. AndrewsChicago-Kent233
25Barry R. FurrowDrexel228
TOP 50
26Alex SteinBrooklyn227
27William Matthew SageUniv. of Texas214
28Sherry F. ColbCornell194
29Jonathan KlickPenn Law190
30Henry T. GreelyStanford189
31David OrentlicherUNLV183
32James G. HodgeArizona State177
33Robert P. BurnsNorthwestern165
34Gary E. MarchantAriz. State146
35Anup MalaniUniv. of Chicago144
36Elizabeth Weeks LeonardGeorgia141
37Michele GoodwinUC Irvine136
38Barak D. RichmanDuke135
39Amy MonahanMinnesota133
39Robert H. JerryUniversity of Missouri133
41Theodore W. RugerPennsylvania132
42Jonathan TodresGeorgia State131
43James F. BlumsteinVanderbilt130
44Jane H. AikenGeorgetown129
44Janet L. DolginHofstra129
46Wendy E. ParmetNortheastern128
47Adam J. KolberBrooklyn127
48Kevin OuttersonBoston Univ122
49Jennifer WrigginsMaine120
50Robert A. KatzInd., Indianapolis118
TOP 75
51Judith F. DaarWhittier115
52Michael A. McCannU. of New Hampshire114
53Bryan A. LiangCal. Western110
53Nicole PorterToledo110
55Michelle ObermanSanta Clara109
56Mary A. CrossleyPittsburgh108
57Jessica Wilen BergCase Western Res.106
58B. Jessie HillCase Western Res.105
58Nicole HuberfeldBoston Univ105
60Gillian L. LesterColumbia104
61Michael T. CahillRutgers103
61Wendy K. MarinerBoston Univ103
61Sonia SuterGeorge Washington103
64Marshall Barry KappFlorida State100
65Peter BlanckSyracuse99
66Lisa Chiyemi IkemotoCal., Davis98
67Steve P. CalandrilloWash., Seattle97
68Marc A. RodwinSuffolk95
68Kathryn M. ZeilerBoston Univ95
70Leslie Pickering FrancisUtah94
70Susan Hoffman WilliamsInd.-Bloomington94
72Maxwell Jonathan MehlmanCase Western Res.90
72Nicolas Paul TerryIndiana McKinney90
74Martha T. McCluskeyBuffalo85
74Sheldon F. KurtzIowa85
TOP 100
76E. Gary SpitkoSanta Clara84
77Christopher T. RobertsonUniv of Arizona83
77David M. SmolinSamford83
77Susan M. WolfMinnesota83
77Paul A. LombardoGeorgia State83
81Laura F. RothsteinLouisville82
82Allison K. Hoffman Penn Law81
82Joan H. KrauseNorth Carolina 81
84N.E.H. HullRutgers-Camden80
84Jordan ParadiseLoyola, Chicago80
84Leslie M. HenryMaryland80
87Elliott J. WeissUniv. of Ariz.79
88John G. CulhaneWidener Delaware78
89Paul A. DillerWillamette77
89Dayna Bowen MatthewVirginia77
89Susan R. MartynToledo77
92Michael CampbellVillanova76
93David F. ChavkinAmerican74
94Frances R. HillMiami73
95Stacey A. TovinoUNLV71
96Nathan CortezSouthern Methodist70
96Kathleen M. BoozangSeton Hall70
96Carl H. ColemanSeton Hall70
99Jaime S. KingHastings68
99Jonathan KahnHamline68
99Alan MeiselPittsburgh68