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Program Officer, Food Production & Public Health
Brent is a Program Officer for the Center’s Food Production and Public Health Program. His research spans issues from farm to fork, with published works on sustainable diets, climate change, industrial food animal production, food and agricultural policy, soil safety, and urban food systems. Brent is also a frequent speaker, educator, and writer on these topics, translating the science for policymakers, journalists, and other key audiences. His work has been featured in Popular Science, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, NPR, Newsweek, and Civil Eats.
Prior to joining the Center in 2008, Brent earned his Master’s in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a former high school educator, Brent has never lost his love of teaching. He is equally at home developing quantitative models in Python and illustrating figures for scientific manuscripts--building on his experience as a computer scientist and, later, a senior digital artist on several award-winning AAA historical video games. His current role at the Center couples his experience in health, teaching, technology and the arts with his love of food and farming.
In his personal life, Brent strives to engage with his community face-to-face and hand-to-soil. He can frequently be found teaching at local public schools, or hauling compost at one of Baltimore's urban farms.
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