Carnegie Mellon University

Baruch Fischhoff

Baruch Fischhoff

Howard Heinz University Professor, 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; and
  • Member of the World Federation of Scientists Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism and the Department of State Global Expertise Program.

For an interview, email Shilo Rea or call her at 412-268-6094.