Harriet Zuckerman’s research has focused on the social organization of science and scholarship. Zuckerman's research has focused on the social organization of science and scholarship.She is the author of Scientific Elite: Nobel Laureates in the United States (1979). This book, in addition to being a study of the scientific elite, constitutes a fascinating introduction to the phenomenon of multiple discovery, particularly in science and technology. Its findings, particularly in relation to “accumulation of advantage”, are relevant to the question of eminence, exceptional achievement, and greatness. She previously served as Senior Vice President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.