01 Feb Baruch Fischhoff
Baruch Fischhoff is a Howard Heinz University Professor in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences and Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, where he heads the Decision Sciences major. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, where he has served on many NAS/NRC/IOM committees and is currently chairing the Committee on Behavioral and Social Science Research to Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security. Other committees and advisory boards include Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Board- Homeland Security Advisory Committee; the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Advisory Committee; the World Federation of Scientists Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism; the Department of State Global Expertise Program; the Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee; and the Eugene, Oregon, Commission on the Rights of Women. His research includes risk communication, analysis and management; adolescent decision making; informed consent; security; and environmental protection. Dr. Fischhoff holds a BS in mathematics and psychology from Wayne State University and an MA and PhD in psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.