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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, M, Lowrie, K. Ortwin Renn: Risk Governance Maven. Risk Anal. 2019;39 (7):1435-1440. doi: 10.1111/risa.13330. PubMed PMID:31276228
  2. Greenberg, M, Lowrie, K. Vicki Bier: A More Sensible Way to View Risk. Risk Anal. 2019;39 (4):744-748. doi: 10.1111/risa.13286. PubMed PMID:30951616
  3. Greenberg, MR. A Persuasive Presentation Connecting the Dots Between Climate Change and Public Health. Am J Public Health. 2019;109 (4):527-529. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.304989. PubMed PMID:30865494
  4. Woody, MS, Greenberg, MJ, Barua, B, Winkelmann, DA, Goldman, YE, Ostap, EM. Positive cardiac inotrope omecamtiv mecarbil activates muscle despite suppressing the myosin working stroke. Nat Commun. 2018;9 (1):3838. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06193-2. PubMed PMID:30242219 PubMed Central PMC6155018
  5. Greenberg, MR, Apostolakis, G, Fields, T, Goldstein, BD, Kosson, D, Krahn, S, Matthews, RB, Rispoli, J, Stewart, J, Stewart, R et al.. Advancing Risk-Informed Decision Making in Managing Defense Nuclear Waste in the United States: Opportunities and Challenges for Risk Analysis. Risk Anal. 2019;39 (2):375-388. doi: 10.1111/risa.13135. PubMed PMID:29958320
  6. Bell, M, Greenberg, MR. Climate Change and Human Health: Links Between History, Policy, and Science. Am J Public Health. 2018;108 (S2):S54-S55. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304437. PubMed PMID:29698093 PubMed Central PMC5922218
  7. Goldstein, BD, Greenberg, MR. Global Climate Change and the "So What?" Issue: Reversing the Impact of Donald Trump. Am J Public Health. 2018;108 (S2):S78-S79. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304264. PubMed PMID:29698088 PubMed Central PMC5922207
  8. Greenberg, MR. Risk Analysis in the 21st Century: Adapting to New Challenges and Opportunities. Am J Public Health. 2017;107 (7):1020-1021. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303844. PubMed PMID:28590872 PubMed Central PMC5463233
  9. Greenberg, M, Lowrie, K. D. Warner North: Making Decisions under Uncertainty. Risk Anal. 2017;37 (3):402-407. doi: 10.1111/risa.12791. PubMed PMID:28334451
  10. Greenberg, M, Chess, C. Daniel Wartenberg: Empowering Community Epidemiology and Risk Analysis. Risk Anal. 2016;36 (9):1683-7. doi: 10.1111/risa.12686. PubMed PMID:27610612
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