Carnegie Mellon University

Baruch Fischhoff

Baruch Fischhoff

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

  • Porter Hall 219E
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Fischhoff is the Howard Heinz University Professor in the Institute for Politics and Strategy and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. A graduate of the Detroit Public Schools, he holds a BS in mathematics and psychology from Wayne State University and an MA and PhD in psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.


Fischhoff’s research focuses on risk communication, analysis and management, decision-making, national security and environmental protection.

Baruch Fischhoff presented about how human behavior will affect energy futures at the symposium celebrating the launch of the Institute.