ATLANTA — Distinguished University Professor Brian E. Bride of Georgia State University has been named among the top 50 most impactful global contributors to social work journal scholarship.
Bride ranked number 47 in a study recently published in Research on Social Work. In their secondary analysis of a well-known Stanford ranking of the top 100,000 scientists globally, authors David Hodge of Arizona State University and Patricia Turner of the University of Pennsylvania extracted all scholars in the social work category and ranked them according to a composite measure of scholarly impact, controlling for self-citations and author order.
Bride’s scholarship focuses on post-traumatic stress, behavioral health services and employee well-being. He developed the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale, a widely used measure of secondary traumatic stress that has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and is internationally recognized for his research on secondary traumatic stress, having published and presented widely on the topic.
His journal article, “Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Social Workers,” has been recognized as the sixth most influential article in social work.
“The results reveal that social work is home to some of the world’s leading scientists,” the co-authors conclude. “Leveraging their skills and knowledge can help advance the profession’s collective knowledge development and dissemination.”
Read more on the research and rankings here.