Best Female Scientists in United States 2022 Ranking

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top female scientists in United States is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's general H-index. Show more

Our ranking of top female scientists in United States includes leading female scientists from all major areas of science. It was based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph.

The H-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered for a global ranking was set differently for each scientific discipline, but was in most cases equal to 30 or 40. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the global ranking of top scientists are based on the H-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. Only top 1000 female scientists with the highest H-index are featured in the ranking.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking, we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s H-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is one the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

We are painfully aware that academic research is still a predominantly male profession, and we believe that female scientists deserve an equal chance to be represented and praised for their achievements. Our aim is to inspire female scholars, women considering an academic career, as well as decision-makers worldwide with the example of successful women in the scientific community. We hope that it will contribute to providing more opportunities and equal chances for women in science.

World
National
Scholar
H-Index
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National H-index 308 Citations 362,689 2,031
2 World 2 National H-index 224 Citations 189,571 1,064
3 World 3 National H-index 221 Citations 219,121 653
4 World 4 National H-index 215 Citations 188,200 1,279
7 World 5 National H-index 208 Citations 227,858 610
8 World 6 National H-index 206 Citations 258,377 1,385
9 World 7 National H-index 205 Citations 188,151 1,046
10 World 8 National H-index 200 Citations 157,190 999
11 World 9 National H-index 198 Citations 202,226 1,463
12 World 10 National H-index 196 Citations 206,762 1,798
15 World 11 National H-index 192 Citations 188,653 1,863
16 World 12 National H-index 192 Citations 183,157 1,721
18 World 13 National H-index 189 Citations 244,442 689
22 World 14 National H-index 183 Citations 311,048 410
23 World 15 National H-index 183 Citations 171,038 1,624
24 World 16 National H-index 183 Citations 147,297 893
26 World 17 National H-index 182 Citations 121,442 956
27 World 18 National H-index 181 Citations 125,519 897
28 World 19 National H-index 180 Citations 126,470 867
29 World 20 National H-index 180 Citations 92,405 483
30 World 21 National H-index 179 Citations 158,649 1,495
31 World 22 National H-index 176 Citations 128,535 771
32 World 23 National H-index 176 Citations 113,081 848
33 World 24 National H-index 176 Citations 99,575 449
34 World 25 National H-index 174 Citations 148,707 834
35 World 26 National H-index 174 Citations 107,562 598
36 World 27 National H-index 172 Citations 116,890 1,205
37 World 28 National H-index 171 Citations 215,166 1,013
39 World 29 National H-index 170 Citations 114,565 1,788
40 World 30 National H-index 170 Citations 89,915 469
41 World 31 National H-index 169 Citations 128,382 963
42 World 32 National H-index 169 Citations 126,593 1,024
47 World 33 National H-index 166 Citations 100,326 854
49 World 34 National H-index 164 Citations 98,928 1,024
50 World 35 National H-index 163 Citations 244,045 595
52 World 36 National H-index 163 Citations 112,451 670
53 World 37 National H-index 162 Citations 144,435 416
55 World 38 National H-index 162 Citations 123,892 507
56 World 39 National H-index 161 Citations 193,673 767
57 World 40 National H-index 161 Citations 127,951 1,954
59 World 41 National H-index 161 Citations 113,622 530
61 World 42 National H-index 161 Citations 98,537 694
62 World 43 National H-index 160 Citations 144,585 1,087
63 World 44 National H-index 160 Citations 97,204 786
64 World 45 National H-index 159 Citations 96,578 889
65 World 46 National H-index 158 Citations 106,470 1,009
66 World 47 National H-index 158 Citations 101,077 344
70 World 48 National H-index 156 Citations 108,485 700
71 World 49 National H-index 156 Citations 89,998 985
72 World 50 National H-index 155 Citations 156,723 563
73 World 51 National H-index 155 Citations 121,537 403
75 World 52 National H-index 155 Citations 104,946 673
77 World 53 National H-index 155 Citations 98,501 629
78 World 54 National H-index 155 Citations 93,790 490
82 World 55 National H-index 154 Citations 84,933 554
83 World 56 National H-index 154 Citations 80,543 447
86 World 57 National H-index 153 Citations 139,014 836
88 World 58 National H-index 153 Citations 101,132 493
91 World 59 National H-index 152 Citations 107,854 709
93 World 60 National H-index 152 Citations 86,819 649
94 World 61 National H-index 152 Citations 82,496 298
95 World 62 National H-index 151 Citations 98,283 466
96 World 63 National H-index 151 Citations 88,083 585
97 World 64 National H-index 150 Citations 103,864 517
98 World 65 National H-index 150 Citations 80,793 401
101 World 66 National H-index 149 Citations 93,305 671
102 World 67 National H-index 149 Citations 88,575 867
107 World 68 National H-index 148 Citations 81,942 597
110 World 69 National H-index 147 Citations 101,290 849
111 World 70 National H-index 147 Citations 77,551 745
112 World 71 National H-index 147 Citations 73,226 838
113 World 72 National H-index 147 Citations 64,473 379
115 World 73 National H-index 146 Citations 87,836 479
117 World 74 National H-index 146 Citations 84,714 893
118 World 75 National H-index 146 Citations 73,166 669
119 World 76 National H-index 145 Citations 194,640 540
121 World 77 National H-index 145 Citations 90,378 699
122 World 78 National H-index 145 Citations 81,361 371
124 World 80 National H-index 144 Citations 108,639 374
125 World 81 National H-index 144 Citations 84,320 433
126 World 82 National H-index 144 Citations 81,540 352
128 World 83 National H-index 144 Citations 72,553 555
130 World 84 National H-index 143 Citations 100,160 486
132 World 85 National H-index 143 Citations 57,821 528
133 World 86 National H-index 142 Citations 94,936 532
135 World 87 National H-index 142 Citations 78,486 549
137 World 88 National H-index 142 Citations 71,481 534
138 World 89 National H-index 141 Citations 120,830 2,055
139 World 90 National H-index 141 Citations 111,225 359
140 World 91 National H-index 141 Citations 84,199 373
141 World 92 National H-index 141 Citations 78,694 1,440
143 World 93 National H-index 141 Citations 73,797 772
145 World 94 National H-index 140 Citations 92,015 552
146 World 95 National H-index 140 Citations 81,521 331
148 World 96 National H-index 140 Citations 63,933 454
149 World 97 National H-index 139 Citations 101,071 370
150 World 98 National H-index 139 Citations 85,315 664
151 World 99 National H-index 139 Citations 79,706 488
152 World 100 National H-index 139 Citations 77,788 457

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