Michael Greenberg studies environmental health. He is professor and director of the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment of Rutgers University; director of the U.S. DHS-funded Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk at Rutgers University; 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), Public Health and the Environment (1987), Environmental Risk and the Press (1987), 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 Reporter's Handbook on Nuclear Materials, Energy, and Waste Management (2009).
In addition to more than 25 books, professor Greenberg has contributed more than 300 articles and 40 editorials to social science and policy journals and has written more than 200 technical reports, including the recent book Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust (Springer Publishing, 2013). 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.