We are excited to share the news that IOF President Professor Cyrus Cooper has been announced as the highest-ranking UK author, and 16th among global authors, across all fields of medical research. Professor Cooper’s top ranking is based on an extraordinary H-index of 241, with 289,659 citations and 2,150 publications.  

The ranking lists leading scientists across all medical disciplines, based on a meticulous examination of over 65,743 medical researcher profiles. The rankings reflect the H-index, a quantitative metric based on analysis of publication data using publications and citations to provide an estimate of the importance, significance, and broad impact of a scientist’s cumulative research contributions. 

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IOF CEO Dr Philippe Halbout stated:

“We warmly congratulate Professor Cooper on this remarkable and well-deserved achievement which is a testament to his dedication and impactful research throughout a long and successful career. It is very gratifying, and a great honour, to have an eminent researcher such as Professor Cooper at the helm of our Foundation. This underscores IOF’s influential role in research and medical best-practice within the bone field.”

Cyrus Cooper is Professor of Rheumatology and Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Centre; and Professor of Musculoskeletal Science at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, UK. He leads an internationally competitive programme of research into the epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders, most notably osteoporosis. He has published extensively on osteoporosis and rheumatic disorders and pioneered clinical studies on the developmental origins of peak bone mass.