Michael Greenberg

Michael R. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty

Director, National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment

Director, Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk

Director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group

B.A., Hunter College; M.A. and Ph.D., Columbia (Geography)


Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 536

Phone (848) 932-2383

Fax (732) 932-0934

E-mail mrg@rutgers.edu


Research Interests

  • Risk analysis
  • Environmental Health Policy
  • Environmental impact and health impacts
  • Urban redevelopment


Undergraduate Courses


Graduate Courses

Greenberg Family



Michael R. Greenberg studies environmental health. He is professor and director of the Environmental Assessment and Communication Group; and associate dean of the faculty of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. His books include Urbanization and Cancer Mortality (1983), Hazardous Waste Sites: the Credibility Gap (1984), Environmentally Devastated Neighborhoods in the United States (1996), Restoring America’s Neighborhoods: What Local People Can Do (1999), the Reporter’s Environmental Handbook (2003), Environmental Policy Analysis & Practice (2008), and The Reporter's Handbook on Nuclear Materials, Energy, and Waste Management (2009) . His most recent books are The Environmental Impact Statement After Two Generations: Managing Environmental Power(2012), and Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power, and Energy Choices (2012). Dr. Greenberg has written 29 books, more than 350 articles.  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.



EJ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University, 33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1958
732-932-4101 ext 673


Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)