Michael R. Greenberg , Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty Rutgers University – Bloustein SchoolEOHSI – Environmental Health Policy
Work Phone: 848-932-2383
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Michael Greenberg studies environmental health and risk analysis. He is distinguished professor and associate dean of the faculty of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. He has written more than 30 books and more than 300 articles. His most recent books are The Environmental Impact Statement After Two Generations: Managing Environmental Power, New York: (Routledge 2011), Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions, and Trust, (Springer 2012), and Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters: From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience (Earthscan 2014). He has been a member of National Research Council Committees that focus on the destruction of the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile and nuclear weapons; chemical waste management; and the degradation of the U.S. government physical infrastructure, and sustainability and the U.S. EPA. Currently, he is chairing a Committee for the appropriations committees of the U.S. Senate and House to determine the extent that the US DOE emphasizes human health and safety in its allocations for remediating former nuclear weapons sites. Dr. Greenberg has received awards from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Public Health Association, the Association of American Geographers, and Society for Risk Analysis. He served as area editor for social sciences and then editor-in-chief of Risk Analysis: An International Journal during the period 2002-2013, and continues as associate editor for environmental health for the American Journal of Public Health.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Introduction to Planning, Public Policy, and Health

Graduate Courses

  • Environmental Planning and Management
  • Graduate Planning Studio
  • Transportation Risk & Security

Recent Publications

  1. Greenberg, M, Lowrie, K. Kristin Shrader-Frechette: Confronting environmental injustice. Risk Anal. 2023; :. doi: 10.1111/risa.14174. PubMed PMID:37277917
  2. Greenberg, M, Schneider, D donas@rutgers.edu. Population density: What does it really mean in geographical health studies?. Health Place. 2023;81 :103001. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2023.103001. PubMed PMID:36947902
  3. Greenberg, M, Lowrie, K, Heller, C, Kunreuther, L. Howard Kunreuther: An irrational economist committed to managing risk. Risk Anal. 2022;42 (12):2607-2612. doi: 10.1111/risa.14078. PubMed PMID:36717362
  4. Burger, J, Greenberg, M, Lowrie, K, Goldstein, BD. Bernard D. Goldstein-Risk communication as an essential component of public health practice. Risk Anal. 2022;42 (11):2459-2463. doi: 10.1111/risa.14055. PubMed PMID:36625059 PubMed Central PMC10316670
  5. Burger, J, Greenberg, M, Lowrie, K, Berlin, K. Ken Berlin-Climate science, risk, and solutions must be communicated together. Risk Anal. 2022;42 (11):2531-2535. doi: 10.1111/risa.14034. PubMed PMID:36625058 PubMed Central PMC10316665
  6. Burger, J, Greenberg, M, Lowrie, K, Safina, C. Carl Safina-Provide your audience with information they care about. Risk Anal. 2022;42 (11):2525-2530. doi: 10.1111/risa.14056. PubMed PMID:36625057 PubMed Central PMC10316667
  7. Burger, J, Lowrie, K, Greenberg, MR. Michael R. Greenberg-Talking to the media requires clear, concise, relatable messages. Risk Anal. 2022;42 (11):2504-2509. doi: 10.1111/risa.14057. PubMed PMID:36625056 PubMed Central PMC10324414
  8. Burger, J, Greenberg, M, Lowrie, K, Johnson, JH Jr. James H. Johnson Jr.-Listen and find commonalities. Risk Anal. 2022;42 (11):2510-2514. doi: 10.1111/risa.14036. PubMed PMID:36625055 PubMed Central PMC10347557
  9. Greenberg, M, Lowrie, K, Burger, J, Fields, T. Timothy Fields-Building networks for success. Risk Anal. 2022;42 (11):2469-2472. doi: 10.1111/risa.14058. PubMed PMID:36625054
  10. Burger, J, Greenberg, M, Lowrie, K, Lohmann, M. Michelle Lohmann-Challenge the status quo. Risk Anal. 2022;42 (11):2489-2493. doi: 10.1111/risa.14052. PubMed PMID:36625053 PubMed Central PMC10316668
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