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Baruch Fischhoff

Baruch Fischoff

Howard Heinz University Professor of Social and Decision Sciences and Engineering and Public Policy

A cognitive psychologist by training, Baruch Fischhoff is interested in helping the public deal with health, safety and environmental risks.

Fischhoff’s research focuses on risk communication, analysis and management, adolescent decision-making, informed consent, security and environmental protection and is a:

  • Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Advisory Board, for which he chairs the Homeland Security Advisory Committee and its Science and Technology Advisory Committee.
  • Chair of the Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee.
  • Member of the World Federation of Scientists Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism and the Department of State Global Expertise Program.

Media Contact: Email Shilo Raube or call her at 412.268.6094.

For more information, visit Fischhoff's faculty page