Professor Mark Hall earns distinction of ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ by Thomson Reuters

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Professor Mark Hall

Mark Hall, the Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law, is among three Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center faculty members who have earned the distinction of “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson Reuters.

“Highly Cited Researchers” were determined by analyzing citation data over the 11-year period, 2002-2012, to identify those who published highest-impact work and rank among the top one percent most cited for their subject field. More than 3,000 researchers in 21 main fields of science and social sciences received this honor.

Wake Forest Provost Rogan Kersh praised Hall’s accomplishment, stating, “Professor Hall’s achievement is all the more noteworthy given the enormous array of social scientists working in health-policy and related areas: along with clinical and other medical researchers, the ‘competition’ here includes political scientists, economists, public-administration scholars, sociologists, and policy historians, among many others. Quite a testament to our colleague’s scholarly record!”

As significant as this distinction is, it comes as no surprise to Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds (’77).

“Professor Hall’s analyses of the delivery of health care in this country have made his voice one of the most important in state legislatures and Congress and in the international legal academy,” she said.

The other WFU “highly cited researchers” are Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D., director of the Sticht Center on Aging and Rehabilitation, and Curt Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., professor emeritus of public health sciences.

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Hall is one of the nation’s leading scholars in the areas of health care law, public policy, and bioethics. The author or editor of 20 books, including Making Medical Spending Decisions (Oxford University Press), and Health Care Law and Ethics (Aspen), he is currently engaged in research in the areas of heath care reform, access to care by the uninsured, and insurance regulation. Hall has published scholarship in the law reviews at Berkeley, Chicago, Duke, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Stanford, and his articles have been reprinted in a dozen casebooks and anthologies. He also teaches in the University’s Graduate Programs for Bioethics and its MBA program, and he is on the research faculty at the Medical School. Hall regularly consults with government officials, foundations and think tanks about health care public policy issues.