UH Manoa faculty make lists of World's Most Influential Scientific Minds, Highly Cited Researchers

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-0990
Senior Director of Communications and Marketing, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Feb 9, 2016

Dr. Stephen Vargo
Dr. Stephen Vargo
Dr. Loc Le Marchand
Dr. Loc Le Marchand
Dr. Laurence Kolonel
Dr. Laurence Kolonel

Three faculty members at UH Mānoa have been named to Thomson Reuters’ “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” and “Highly Cited Researchers” lists in 2015.  They are Drs. Stephen L. Vargo, Shidler College Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the Shidler College of Business; Loïc Le Marchand, a Professor at the UH Cancer Center; and Laurence N. Kolonel, Emeritus Professor in the Office of Public Health Studies.

Thomas Reuters is “the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.”  Honorees were selected based on having the most highly cited papers among fellow researchers — which means peers identified their contributions as being among the most valuable and significant in their respective fields.

Stephen Vargo, PhD

Repeat recipient Dr. Vargo has published over 100 research publications, plus two books. His research has been accepted in top publications including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal Service Research, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Retailing, and MIS Quarterly. He has made over 200 research presentations around the world, including 35 as keynote speaker for major conferences.

The Hawaii Kai resident currently has over 23,000 citations, according to Google Scholar.  He is the recipient of the American Marketing Association/Harold H. Maynard Award and the AMA/Sheth Foundation Award for outstanding contributions to the marketing field.

Loïc Le Marchand, MD, PhD

Dr. Le Marchand, a professor in the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center’s Epidemiology Program, has received international recognition for his research on the genetic and lifestyle factors responsible for cancer disparities among ethnic/racial populations in Hawai‘i and California.

The Kakaako resident has published over 500 articles in scientific journals that include JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Nature Genetics and The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. He has served on expert panels for a number of federal or international agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization. He is currently the principal investigator of the Multiethnic Cohort Study and of a large multi-institutional project on obesity and cancer.

Laurence Kolonel, MD, PhD

Dr. Kolonel served for 30 years as Director of the Epidemiology Program at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, and is Emeritus Professor in the Office of Public Health Studies. He is a world-renowned scholar in the fields of epidemiology and prostate cancer, and has published more than 500 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals.

The Waialae-Kahala resident was honored with an R-37 MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health for his research on diet and cancer. In 2013, he received the prestigious American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention from the American Association for Cancer Research. He is the co-founder of the Multiethnic Cohort Study, which follows more than 215,000 participants for health events in Hawai‘i and California.

To view the Shidler College of Business website, go to http://shidler.hawaii.edu/.

To view the UH Cancer Center website, go to http://uhcancercenter.org/.