Michael Greenberg is distinguished professor of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. He studies environmental health and risk analysis.
Professor Greenberg has been a member of National Research Council Committees that focus on the U.S. plutonium disposition; destruction of the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile; nuclear and chemical waste management; the degradation of the U.S. government physical infrastructure; sustainability and the U.S. EPA. He served on the EPA Science Advisory Board environmental justice committee. He 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. Dr. Greenberg was dean of the school or associate dean of the faculty of the Bloustein during the period July 1, 2000 through September 30, 2018. He has written more than 35 books and more than 350 articles. His five 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)
· Environmental Health and the U.S. Federal System: Sustainably Managing Health Hazards, with Dona Schneider (Routledge/Earthscan, 2019).