Alumna Barr’s Research Noted for Its Global Impact

Dana Barr gave a guest lecture in January 2013 on her experience as a 'medical detective' and research chemist at the federal Center for Disease Control
Dana Barr gave a guest lecture in January 2013 on her experience as a ‘medical detective’ and research chemist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Congratulations to Brenau 1987 Women’s College Alumna Dana Boyd Barr for making the list of the 137 most-cited environment/ecology experts in the world in an annual report from the Thompson Reuters international media organization. http://highlycited.com/index.htm#table

After a 23-year career with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Barr currently is a professor of environmental health at Emory University. With her special interest in maternal and child health, Barr is involved in a study at the university that is looking into neurological effects in infants whose moms were exposed to pesticides during pregnancy in Thailand. She is also president of the International Society of Exposure Science and she recently completed a five-year term as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.

The Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list, first published in 2001, represents some of world’s leading scientific minds in 21 broad fields of the sciences and social sciences. The list comprised those who had written the most research papers in their fields or whose work other scholars most often cited.