Michael Greenberg studies risk analysis and environmental health. He is professor and dean of the faculty of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and directs several research centers about risk-related issues.
His books include Urbanization and Cancer Mortality (1983), Environmentally Devastated Neighborhoods in the United States (1996), Environmental Policy Analysis & Practice (2008), and Reporter's Handbook on Nuclear Materials, Energy, and Waste Management (2009). His most recent book is The Environmental Impact Statement After Two Generations: Managing Environmental Power, New York: Routledge (2011). He just signed a contract with Springer publishers to write Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions, and Trust.
In addition to 28 books, professor Greenberg has contributed more than 325 articles to social science and policy journals.
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. He has received awards for research 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 serves as associate editor for environmental health for the American Journal of Public Health, and is editor-in-chief of Risk Analysis: An International Journal.