Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty
- Room 536, Civic Square Building
- (848) 932-2383
- Risk analysis
- Environmental health
- Nuclear waste management
- Senior citizen environmental risks
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.
- Introduction to Planning, Public Policy, and Health
- Environmental Planning and Management
- Graduate Planning Studio
- Transportation Risk & Security
- 2013: 702. M. Greenberg, Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions, and Trust, Springer Publishers, August 2012.
- 2012: B 685. D. Skiven, G. Moy, M. Greenberg, et al., Predicting outcomes of investments in maintenance and repair of federal facilities. Washington DC, The National Academies Press, 2012.
- 2012: B 676. M. Greenberg, The Environmental Impact Statement After Two Generations: Managing Environmental Power, New York: Routledge, November 2011.
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
- 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.
- 2012: M. Greenberg and J. Ferrer, Global Availability of Water, The Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health, Robert Friis, Editor. Volume 3, chapter 1, 1-20, April 2012.
Articles in Refereed Journals
- 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
- 2013: 722. M. Weiner, T. MacKinnon, M. Greenberg. Exploring the Gender Gap and the Impact of Residential Location on Environmental Risk Tolerance. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 36, 190-201, 2013.
- 2013: 718. M. Greenberg, Willingness to pay for a sustainable shoreline: Public reactions follow Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey, USA. In J. Krope, AG Olabi, and D. Goricanec, eds. Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection. Maribor, Slovenia: SEEP, 2013, 46-50.
- 2013: 697. M. Greenberg, F. Popper, and H. Truelove, Are LULUs Still Enduringly Objectionable? Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 55(6), July 2012, 713-731.
- 2013: 713. M. Greenberg, Susannah Dyen, and Stacey Elliott, The public’s preparedness: self-reliance, flashbulb memories and conservative preferences. American Journal of Public Health, 103(6), e85-e91.
- 2013: A. 714. M. Greenberg, P. Lioy, B. Ozbas, N. Mantell, S. Isukapalli, M. Lahr, T. Altiok, J. Bober, C. Lacy, K. Lowrie, H. Mayer, and J. Rovito. 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, first view.
- 2013: 716. H. Truelove, M. Greenberg, and C. Powers. Are implicit associations with nuclear energy related to policy support? Evidence from the brief implicit association test. Environment and Behavior. April 2, 2013, online copy.
- 2013: 717. M. Greenberg and K. Lowire. Profile: Sheila Jasanoff: Culture and Diversity in Risk Management. Risk Analysis, An International Journal. 33(7), 1179-1181, 2013.
- 2012: 697. M. Greenberg, F. Popper, and H. Truelove, Are LULUs Still Enduringly Objectionable? Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 55(6), July 2012, 713-731.
- 2012: 694. M. Greenberg. The Senior Elderly, Environmental Risks, and Generation Gaps. Human Ecology Review. 19(1), 37-49.
- 2012: 692. M. Greenberg, C. Haas, A. Cox, Jr, K. Lowrie, K. McComas, and W. North, Ten Most Important Accomplishments in Risk Analysis, 1980-2010. Risk Analysis, An International Journal. 32(5), 771-781, 2012.
- 2012: A 687. K. McElroy, M. Northridge, H. Balcazar, M. Greenberg, and S. Landers, Reporting Guidelines and the American Journal of Public Health’s Adoption of Preferred Reporting items for systemic reviews and meta-analyses, American Journal of Public Health, 102(5), 780-784, 2012.
- 2012: A 689. M. Greenberg, The affect heuristic, correspondence analysis, and understanding LULUs, Risk Analysis, An International Journal. 32(3), 478-480, 2012.
- 2012: A 681. K. Lowrie, J. Shaw and M. Greenberg, Assessment of Surface Transportation Security Training Needs and Delivery Preferences, Journal of Public Transportation, 14(4), 109-130, 2011.
- 2012: A 682. H. Truelove and M. Greenberg. Preferences for government investment in energy programs: Support for new energy production vs. energy conservation. Environmental Practice. 13, 184,-197, 2011.
Electronic Publications, Refereed
- 2012: A 662. M. Greenberg, T. Altiok, N. Fefferman, P. Georgopoulos, C. Lacy, M. Lahr, P. Lioy, K. Lowrie, H. Mayer, B. Ozbas, and F. Roberts, A Set of Blended Risk-Based Decision Support Tools for Protecting Passenger Rail-Centered Transit Corridors Against Cascading Impacts of Terrorist Attack DHS March 2011, to be published by Journal of Homeland Security. Posted on website of the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, accessible at: http://www.homelandsecurity.org/DHSUnivSummit2011/Greenberg_Whitepaper2011–4-20-11a.pdf. or on HSI website.
- 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-
- 2013: 719 . B. Ozbas and M. Greenberg. Correlation between Hurrican Damage Along the New Jersey Coast with Land Use, Dunes and Other Local Attributes. Report to the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program. September 2013.
- 2013: 720. M. Greenberg, Preliminary Report of Summer 2013 CRESP DOE-EM Survey: Trust, Sustainability, and Management of Used Nuclear Fuels, Nashville, TN: CRESP. September 2013.
- 2013: 721. M. Greenberg, M. Weiner, R. Noland, J. Herb, M. Kaplan, and A. Broccoli, Are Preparedness and Altruism Linked During Disasters? Evidence from Tropical Storm Irene and Hurricane Sandy, report submitted to Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ: September 2013.
- 2012: R 665. J. Shaw and M. Greenberg, Transportation Management: Vulnerability Security and Risk A Graduate Certificate in Transportation Security: Status Report, Report to U.S. Department of Homeland Security, July 6, 2011.
- 2012: R 666. B. Özbaş, T. Altıok, M. Greenberg, and K. Lowrie, Simulation based risk modeling of the rail network at the Newark Penn Station area: Model description and operations. CTSSR and CAIT, Report to the NTSCOE of USDHA, July 14, 2011.
- 2012: R 671. M . Greenberg, K. Lowrie, T. Altiok, M, Lahr, P. Lioy, and H. Mayer. Improving resilience in rail transit corridors, developing models for estimating the impacts of system disruptions. TRB News, 275, July-August, 2011, 29-30.
- 2012: R 675. M. Greenberg, H. Mayer, and J. Herb. Engagement of minority communities and public awareness programs; Review of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) 2010 customer satisfaction survey data. Science and Technology Directorate, Office of University Programs, National Transportation Security Center of Excellence, November 2011.
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