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Michael R. Greenberg, Ph.D.


Michael R. Greenberg, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty

Director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University


Dr. Michael R. Greenberg is Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy of Rutgers University. He is director of the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment and the National Transportation Security Center of Excellence. He serves as Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health and in Environmental and Community Medicine. He is also a founding member of the Executive Committee of the University Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response of RWJMS-UMDNJ, Rutgers University, and the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Dr. Greenberg received a B.A. in History/Math from Hunter College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from Columbia University in New York, NY. He has published over 700 books, articles, and technical reports. He has been awarded the Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award from Rutgers, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Society for Risk Analysis, the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Association of American Geographers, and the Presidential Award for Public Service in public health and the environment from Rutgers University. He served as Editor in Chief of the journal "Risk Analysis" for 11 years, is Associate Editor for the "American Journal of Public Health", and is Editor on a number of other journals. Dr. Greenberg studies environmental health and public policy.


Recent Books:

Greenberg, M. (2008). Environmental Policy Analysis and Practice, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Greenberg, M., B. West, Karen Lowrie, and H. Mayer (2009). The Reporters Handbook on Nuclear Materials, Energy, and Waste Management. Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University press, March 2009.

Cox L.A., and M. Greenberg, eds. (2011). Special Issue: Advances in Terrorism Risk Analysis. John Wiley Press and the Society for Risk Analysis, 2011.

Greenberg, M. (2012) The Environmental Impact Statement After Two Generations: Managing Environmental Power, New York: Routledge.

Greenberg M. (2012). Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions, and Trust, Springer Publishers.

Greenberg M. (2014). Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters: From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience. New York: Routledge.

Selected Recent Articles:

Greenberg M., Karen Lowrie, Henry Mayer, Tayfur Altiok, (2011). Risk-Based Decision Support Tools: Protecting Rail-Centered Transit Corridors from Cascading Effects. Risk Analysis, An International Journal, vol. 31(12), 1849-1858.

Greenberg, M. L. Babcock-Dunning (2012). Worrying about Terrorism and Other Acute Environmental Health Hazard Events, American Journal of Public Health, 102(4), 651-656, 2012.

Greenberg M, C. Haas, A. Cox, Jr, K. Lowrie, K. McComas, and W. North (2012). Ten Most Important Accomplishments in Risk Analysis, 1980-2010. Risk Analysis, An International Journal. 32(5), 771-781.

Greenberg, M., F. Popper, and H. Truelove (2012). Are LULUs Still Enduringly Objectionable? Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 55(6), July 2012, 713-731.

Greenberg, M., Susannah Dyen, and Stacey Elliott (2013). The public’s preparedness: self-reliance, flashbulb memories and conservative preferences. American Journal of Public Health, 103(6), e85-e91.

Greenberg, M., P. Lioy, B. Ozbas, N. Mantell, S. Isukapalli, M. Lahr, T. Altiok, J. Bober, C. Lacy, K. Lowrie, H. Mayer, and J. Rovito. (2013). Passenger Rail Security, Planning and Resilience: Application of Network, Plume and Economic Simulation Models as Decision Support Tools, Risk Analysis, An International Journal, June 2013, electronic version.