The Garfield Economic Impact Award recognizes outstanding research that illustrates the economic implications of research aimed at improving health or our healthcare system.

Eugene Garfield, PhDEstablished in 2002, this annual award recognizes outstanding research demonstrating the economic impact of medical and health research, including research-based innovations in prevention, disease treatment, and health care delivery.

Founding support for the Garfield Award was provided by the Eugene Garfield Foundation. A grant from Merck & Co., Inc. in 2010 supports the Garfield Award and the tradition of extending an honorarium of $10,000 for the winning publication.

According to former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, Garfield Award winners "clearly and unequivocally illustrate that research for health is worth the cost."

For more information, contact Ellie Dehoney, Vice President, Policy and Programs, at 571.482.2717 or at


Past Award Winners: