Carnegie Mellon University

2018 Ryan Award Recipient

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Howard Heinz University Professor, Engineering and Public Policy and Institute for Politics and Strategy

Baruch Fischhoff is a graduate of the Detroit Public Schools. He holds a B.S. in mathematics and psychology from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. He is the past president of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making and of the Society for Risk Analysis.

Baruch chaired the Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee and has been a member of the Eugene (Oregon) Commission on the Rights of Women, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee and the Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Board, where he chaired the Homeland Security Advisory Committee.

In addition to the Ryan Award for Teaching, Baruch has received the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology and an honorary doctorate of humanities from Lund University.

Baruch is a fellow of the APA, Association for Psychological Science, Society of Experimental Psychologists and Society for Risk Analysis. His books include "Acceptable Risk," "Risk: A Very Short Introduction," "Judgment and Decision Making," "A Two-State Solution in the Middle East," "Counting Civilian Casualties," and "Communicating Risks and Benefits." He has co-chaired three National Academy Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication.

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