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Michael R. Greenberg, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty Rutgers University – Bloustein SchoolEOHSI – Environmental Health Policy
Work Civic Square Building Room 536 33 Livingston Ave New Brunswick NJ 08901 Work Phone: 848-932-2383
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Biographical Info

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, MR, Lowrie, KW. Kimberly M. Thompson: Managing global disease risks and improving children’s lives. Risk Anal. 2022;42 (5):915-919. doi: 10.1111/risa.13939. PubMed PMID:35692182
  2. Greenberg, MR, Kocakusak, D. Risk-benefit perceptions, preferences for solutions, and gaining trust: Listening to New Jersey’s Atlantic Ocean port communities. Risk Anal. 2022; :. doi: 10.1111/risa.13973. PubMed PMID:35689342
  3. Burger, J, Gochfeld, M, Kosson, DS, Brown, KG, Salisbury, J, Greenberg, M, Jeitner, C. Combining ecological, eco-cultural, and environmental justice parameters to create Eco-EJ indicators to monitor cultural and environmental justices for diverse communities around contaminated sites. Environ Monit Assess. 2022;194 (3):177. doi: 10.1007/s10661-021-09535-8. PubMed PMID:35150318
  4. Greenberg, M, Cox, LA Jr. Plutonium Disposition: Using and Explaining Complex Risk-Related Methods. Risk Anal. 2021;41 (12):2186-2195. doi: 10.1111/risa.13734. PubMed PMID:33864291
  5. Greenberg, MR. Ports and Environmental Justice in the United States: An Exploratory Statistical Analysis. Risk Anal. 2021;41 (11):2112-2126. doi: 10.1111/risa.13697. PubMed PMID:33565657
  6. Lowrie, K, Mayer, H, Greenberg, M. Communicating about Contaminated Site Cleanup using Coordinated and Consistent Metrics: Opportunity and Challenge for the U.S. Department of Energy. Risk Anal. 2021;41 (8):1478-1491. doi: 10.1111/risa.13611. PubMed PMID:33063367
  7. Greenberg, M. Hurricane Katrina: A Signature Cascading Risk Event and a Warning. Am J Public Health. 2020;110 (10):1493-1494. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305871. PubMed PMID:32903072 PubMed Central PMC7483126
  8. Greenberg, M, Cox, A, Bier, V, Lambert, J, Lowrie, K, North, W, Siegrist, M, Wu, F. Risk Analysis: Celebrating the Accomplishments and Embracing Ongoing Challenges. Risk Anal. 2020;40 (S1):2113-2127. doi: 10.1111/risa.13487. PubMed PMID:32579763
  9. Greenberg, MR, Lowrie, K. Roger Kasperson: In Pursuit of Solutions to Risk Conundrums. Risk Anal. 2020;40 (6):1113-1116. doi: 10.1111/risa.13477. PubMed PMID:32255207
  10. Greenberg, MR, Lowrie, K. Rae Zimmerman: A Lifetime of Building Networks. Risk Anal. 2020;40 (4):662-666. doi: 10.1111/risa.13469. PubMed PMID:32255195
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