Table 1

Some outstanding scientists with media presence (those of the 76 with prime-time appearance in CNN, MSNBC or Fox News on 18 May to 19 June 2020 who are at the top 2% of citation impact in their discipline both for all their work and for their COVID-19 work)

NameInstitutionPrimary disciplineRank for COVID-19Scientists in discipline (COVID-19 work)Rank for all workScientists in discipline (all)
Grabowski, David CHarvard Medical SchoolHealth policy and services125229016 521
Holtgrave, David RUniversity at AlbanyPublic health48921138548 533
Jha, Ashish KHarvard UniversityGeneral and internal medicine39732 92091106 795
Gawande, Atul ABrigham and Women’s HospitalSurgery11412 2955880 940
Topol, EricScripps Research Translational InstituteCardiovascular system and haematology2819 2317152 312
Emanuel, Ezekiel JUniversity of Pennsylvania Perelman School of MedicineGeneral and internal medicine2632 92031106 795
Fineberg, Harvey VGordon E and Betty I Moore FoundationGeneral and internal medicine15832 920503106 795
Risch, Harvey AYale UniversityOncology and carcinogenesis9519 550690230 678
Hotez, Peter J.Baylor College of MedicineTropical medicine84941428 529
Prather, Kimberly AScripps Institution of OceanographyMeteorology and atmospheric sciences8174583054 940
Aral, SinanMIT Sloan School of ManagementInformation systems9161916316 581