Distinguished Professor and former Interim Dean
- Room 548, Civic Square Building
- (848) 932-2383
- Risk analysis
- Environmental health
- Nuclear waste management
- Senior citizen environmental risks
Michael Greenberg is distinguished professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. He studies environmental health and risk analysis and has written more than 30 books and more than 300 articles. His most recent books are:
- Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters: From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience (Earthscan 2014)
- Explaining Risk Analysis: Protecting Health and Safety (Earthscan 2016).
- Urban Planning and Public Health, with Dona Schneider (APHA 2017)
- Siting Noxious Facilities (Routledge/Earthscan, 2018)
Professor Greenberg 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, sustainability and the U.S. EPA, and served on the EPA Science Advisory Board environmental justice committee. He recently chaired a committee for the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Committees examining the U.S. DOE’s prioritization of human health and safety in its environmental management programs. Professor Greenberg 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.
- Introduction to Planning, Public Policy, and Health
- Environmental Planning and Management
- Graduate Planning Studio
- Transportation Risk & Security
- 2018: M. Greenberg. Siting Noxious Facilities: Integrating Location Economics and Risk Analysis to Protect Environmental Health and Investments, NY, Earthscan/Routledge, 2018
- 2017: M. Greenberg, Explaining Risk Analysis: Protecting Health and the Environment. Earthscan/Routledge
Edited Books, Anthologies, Collections, Bibliographies
- 2014: 723. M. Greenberg, T. Cox, eds. Economics of Risk Analysis. Virtual issue by Risk Analysis, An International Journal, February 25, 2014.
Chapters in Books or Monographs
- 2017: 758.M. Greenberg, H. Mayer, C. Powers, and D. Kosson. Nuclear Waste Management and Nuclear Power: A Tale of Two Essential United States Department of Energy Sites in Idaho and New Mexico, in Nuclear Portraits, L. MacDowell, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2017, 217-237.
- 2017: 763. M. Greenberg, M. Coon, M. Campo, and J. Whytlaw. Finding Locations for Endurably Objectionable Energy-Related Facilities: The CLAMP Policy, submitted for book in Energy Geographies, Ashgate Publishers, forthcoming, August 2017.
- 2014: 740. M. Greenberg, Foreword to Judy Shaw, The Raritan River, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014.
- 2014: M. Greenberg, Risk Analysis: Assessment and Management, Encyclopedia of Transportation, M. Garrett, J. Golson, editors, New York:
Sage, August 2014.
- 2014: M. Campo, M. Greenberg, H. Mayer, and K. Lowrie. The Challenges of Obtaining Credible Data for Transportation Security Modeling. In C. Wright Brown, K. Peters, and K. Nyarko, Cases on Research and Knowledge Discovery: Homeland Security Centers of Excellence, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 1-19 (first chapter in the book), April 2014.
Articles in Refereed Journals
- 2018: Weiner, M.D. and Greenberg, M.R. (2018). The Hudson Tunnel Project: Exploring Public Opinion Support for Public Funding Mechanisms for Critical Infrastructure. Case Studies on Transport Policy. Vol. 6, pp. 265-278. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2018.04.005).
- 2018: 767. D. Schneider, M. Greenberg. Urban Planning and Public Health: Synergies for Achieving a Healthy Delaware. Delaware Journal of Public Health. 4,2, 56-63, March 2018.
- 2014: 736. M. Greenberg, Insidious Trends and Social/Environmental Justice: Public Health’s Challenge for Responding to Hazard Events,
American Journal of Public Health, 104(1), 1802-1805, 2014.
- 2014: 732. M. Greenberg, M. Weiner. Pain of Sustainability: Limiting the Number of Times Homeowners can Receive Disaster Relief,
Sustainability, (6), 2014, 4369-4385.
- 2014: 731. M. Greenberg and M. Weiner. Keeping Surveys Valid, Reliable, and Useful: A Tutorial. Risk Analysis, An International Journal,
online printed, September 2, 2014.
- 2014: 725. M. Greenberg, M. Weiner, R. Noland, J. Herb, M. Kaplan, T. Broccoli, Public Support for Policies to Reduce Risk after Hurricane Sandy, Risk Analysis, An International Journal, preprint April 2014.
- 2014: 730. M. Greenberg, M. Weiner, D. Kosson, C. Powers. Trust in the U.S. Department of Energy: a Post-Fukushima Rebound. Energy Research & Social Science, 2, 145-147, 2014.
- 2014: 729. M. Greenberg, Energy Policy and Research: The Underappreciation of Trust. Energy Research and Social Science, 1, 152-160, 2014 (inaugural issue)
- 2014: 726. M. Greenberg, M. Weiner, H. Mayer, D. Kosson, C. Powers. Sustainability as a Priority at Major U.S. Department of Energy’s Defense Sites: Surrounding Population Views, Sustainability, 2014, 6, 2013-2030; doi:10.3390/su6042013
- 2018: 772. David S. Kosson Jennifer A. Salisbury, Craig H. Benson, Lisa S. Bliss, Joanna Burger, James H. Clarke, Michael Gochfeld, Michael Greenberg, Henry J. Mayer, Jane B. Stewart, and Richard B. Stewart. Integrating DOE Land Use Designations and Remedy Decisions to Achieve Risk-Informed, Cost-Effective Cleanups: Case Studies at Hanford, Oak Ridge, Savannah River, and ETEC. Report to U.S. DOE, EM, March 2018.
- 2018: 769. M. Greenberg, Use of Performance Assessment in Dilute and Dispose at WIPP. Report to Plutonium Disposition Committee, New Brunswick, NJ, April 9, 2018.
- 2016: 754. M. Greenberg. Delivering Fresh Water: Critical Infrastructure, Environmental Justice, and Flint, Michigan. American Journal of Public Health. 106(8), 1358-1360, August, 2016
- 2016: 751. M. Greenberg, K. Lowrie. Profile: Elizabeth Anderson: Cancer Risk Assessment Pioneer. Risk Analysis, An International Journal. 36(4), 646-649, 2016.
- 2016: 755. M. Greenberg, Chair, Omnibus Risk Review Committee, Epilogue: A Review of the Use of Risk-Informed Management in the Cleanup Program for Former Defense Nuclear Sites. Report prepared from U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations and U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Washington, D.C., May 31, 2016. http://www.cresp.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Omnibus_Risk_Review_Epilogue_Final_6-15-16.pdf
- 2016: 752. M. Greenberg, Local and Regional Context and Perspectives on the Tri-Cities Regional Economy, New Brunswick, NJ: Report for CRESP, June 2016.
- 2016: 753. M. Greenberg, M. Weiner. Public Support for Repairing the Damaged Hudson River Tunnels, report submitted to Rutgers University, Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation, under Grant no. DTRT13-
Areas of Expertise: Aging and Public Health, Climate Impacts and Resilience, Computer Simulation Modeling, Energy,Environmental Planning and Policy, Public Health, Regional Development, Statistical Research Methods, Survey Research, Transportation