The Power List 2016
Director, US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Anthony Fauci has been vocal on the challenges of important global health issues, including Ebola and Zika, and he has been instrumental in US efforts to tackle these outbreaks and to quell public panic. Despite his heavy workload, Fauci is also known for donning hazmat suits to directly work with US Ebola patients. He is also one of the most prolific researchers of this century; in a 2016 analysis of Google Scholar citations, he ranked as the 18th most highly cited researcher of all time.