CEHHS Faculty Members Named Among World’s Top 2 Percent of Scientists

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3 images in a grid: First image is of a person walking on a treadmill. The second image is of a young student talking with a school counselor. The third image is of hands dropping a liquid into a test tube in a nutrition lab.

Three current faculty members from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences were named among the world’s top 2 percent of scientists according to research citations, based on a study conducted by Stanford University researchers. Included are David Bassett, head of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, Chris Skinner, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, and Jay Whelan, head of the Department of Nutrition.

David Bassett’s research focuses on the measurement of physical activity and energy expenditure in humans, using objective methods. Bassett’s study on step-counting goals was among the most cited of 2019.

Chris Skinner’s research centers around developing and validating procedures designed to prevent and remedy student problems, applied behavioral analysis, single-subject design research, and academic intervention. Skinner has been recognized as one of the most productive authors and successful trainers of applied school psychology researchers.

Jay Whelan’s research examines the relationship between a variety of cancers and the cellular and biomolecular effects of dietary fats.

These three researchers are among 156 UT faculty members who were included in this esteemed list of scientists. Click here to learn more.

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