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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Medicine D-index 127 Citations 109,271 404 World Ranking 1157 National Ranking 698
Best female scientists D-index 128 Citations 112,216 483 World Ranking 241 National Ranking 154

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Awards & Achievements

2022 - Research.com Best Female Scientist Award

2017 - Rema Lapouse Award, American Public Health Association


What is she best known for?

The fields of study she is best known for:

  • Psychiatry
  • Internal medicine
  • Major depressive disorder

Her primary areas of study are Psychiatry, Clinical psychology, Comorbidity, Depression and Anxiety. Psychiatry is a component of her National Comorbidity Survey, Prevalence of mental disorders, Mental health, Substance abuse and Mood disorders studies. The concepts of her Clinical psychology study are interwoven with issues in Major depressive disorder and Atypical depression.

Her Comorbidity research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Gerontology, Nosology, Mood, Mania and Age of onset. Her Depression study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Epidemiology, Cohort study and Cohort. Her work in Anxiety disorder and Generalized anxiety disorder is related to Anxiety.

Her most cited work include:

  • Lifetime Prevalence and Age-of-Onset Distributions of DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (13571 citations)
  • The epidemiology of major depressive disorder: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). (6543 citations)
  • The Future of Genetic Studies of Complex Human Diseases (4752 citations)

What are the main themes of her work throughout her whole career to date?

Her main research concerns Psychiatry, Clinical psychology, Comorbidity, Anxiety and Depression. Her research on Psychiatry often connects related areas such as Epidemiology. Kathleen R. Merikangas interconnects Major depressive disorder, Family aggregation and Mood disorders in the investigation of issues within Clinical psychology.

Her Comorbidity research incorporates elements of Odds ratio and Migraine. She has included themes like Developmental psychology and Mental health in her Anxiety study. Kathleen R. Merikangas focuses mostly in the field of Depression, narrowing it down to matters related to Cohort and, in some cases, Cohort study.

She most often published in these fields:

  • Psychiatry (62.22%)
  • Clinical psychology (32.73%)
  • Comorbidity (28.08%)

What were the highlights of her more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Psychiatry (62.22%)
  • Mood (10.91%)
  • Bipolar disorder (12.93%)

In recent papers she was focusing on the following fields of study:

Kathleen R. Merikangas mainly focuses on Psychiatry, Mood, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety and Clinical psychology. Her Psychiatry study focuses on Depression, National Comorbidity Survey, Mania, Migraine and Schizophrenia in particular. Her Mood research includes themes of Mental health, Prevalence of mental disorders and Mood disorders.

Her studies in Bipolar disorder integrate themes in fields like Major depressive disorder, Cognitive psychology and PsycINFO. Her Anxiety research incorporates themes from Bipolar I disorder, Substance abuse and Comorbidity. Her study in Clinical psychology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Generalized anxiety disorder, Affective spectrum, Atypical depression and Endophenotype.

Between 2016 and 2021, her most popular works were:

  • An open resource for transdiagnostic research in pediatric mental health and learning disorders (174 citations)
  • Sleep Patterns and Mental Health Correlates in US Adolescents. (90 citations)
  • Activation in Bipolar Disorders: A Systematic Review (85 citations)

This overview was generated by a machine learning system which analysed the scientist’s body of work. If you have any feedback, you can contact us here.

Best Publications

Lifetime Prevalence and Age-of-Onset Distributions of DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication

Ronald C. Kessler;Patricia Berglund;Olga Demler;Robert Jin.
Archives of General Psychiatry (2005)

20546 Citations

The epidemiology of major depressive disorder: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R).

Ronald C. Kessler;Patricia Berglund;Olga Demler;Robert Jin.
JAMA (2003)

9177 Citations

The Future of Genetic Studies of Complex Human Diseases

Neil Risch;Kathleen Merikangas.
Science (1996)

6383 Citations

Lifetime Prevalence of Mental Disorders in U.S. Adolescents: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication-Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A)

Kathleen Ries Merikangas;Jian-ping He;Marcy Burstein;Sonja A. Swanson.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2010)

6117 Citations

Prevalence, severity, and unmet need for treatment of mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys.

Demyttenaere K;Bruffaerts R;Posada-Villa J;Gasquet I.
JAMA (2004)

3747 Citations

Lifetime and 12-Month Prevalence of Bipolar Spectrum Disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication

Kathleen R. Merikangas;Hagop S. Akiskal;Jules Angst;Paul E. Greenberg.
Archives of General Psychiatry (2007)

2627 Citations

Prevalence and correlates of bipolar spectrum disorder in the world mental health survey initiative.

Kathleen R. Merikangas;Robert Jin;Jian-Ping He;Ronald C. Kessler.
Archives of General Psychiatry (2011)

2063 Citations

Interaction Between the Serotonin Transporter Gene (5-HTTLPR), Stressful Life Events, and Risk of Depression: A Meta-analysis

Neil Risch;Richard Herrell;Thomas Lehner;Kung Yee Liang.
JAMA (2009)

2016 Citations

Prevalence and Correlates of Eating Disorders in Adolescents: Results From the National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement

Sonja A. Swanson;Scott J. Crow;Daniel Le Grange;Joel Swendsen;Joel Swendsen.
Archives of General Psychiatry (2011)

1587 Citations

Service utilization for lifetime mental disorders in U.S. adolescents: results of the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A).

Kathleen Ries Merikangas;Jian-ping He;Marcy E. Burstein;Joel Swendsen.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2011)

1533 Citations

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