Best US-Based Academic or Research Bloggers

Carl Zimmer, Riley Black, Anna Haensch, Tanya Maria Golash-Boza, and Dan Cohen are some of the best US-based bloggers who are in the academic or research field. While some well-known or most-followed influencers in the academic/research space are Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku, Steven Pinker, Atul Gawande, Eric Topol, and Dan Ariely. Details regarding these influencers are outlined below.

US-Based Academic or Research Bloggers

1. Carl Zimmer

2. Riley Black

3. Anna Haensch

4. Tanya Maria Golash-Boza

5. Dan Cohen

  • Dan Cohen is a professor of history, dean of the Libraries, and Vice Provost for Information Collaboration at the Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. His research field has been focused on “the impact of digital media and technology on all aspects of knowledge and learning, from the nature of libraries and their evolving resources to twenty-first-century research techniques and software tools to the changing landscape of communication and publication.”
  • He blogs at This blog has also been listed by FeedSpot as one of the top 15 academic blogs to follow in 2020. His email ad is [email protected].

Most-Followed Academic/Research Influencers

1. Neil deGrasse Tyson

2. Michio Kaku

3. Steven Pinker

4. Atul Gawande

  • Atul Gawande is a “surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.” He won “two National Magazine Awards, AcademyHealth’s Impact Award for highest research impact on healthcare, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Award for writing about science.”
  • He has 361,500 Twitter followers and he can be reached through his site’s contact form.

5. Eric Topol

6. Dan Ariely

  • Dan Ariely is a “James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight.” His research field is in behavioral economics, particularly “on the irrational ways people behave.”
  • He has 192,500 Twitter followers. He can be reached through this site.
Glenn is the Lead Operations Research Analyst at The Digital Momentum with experience in research, statistical data analysis and interview techniques. A holder of degree in Economics. A true specialist in quantitative and qualitative research.

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