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Scott “Esko” BrummelFood & Nutrition Security Attaché

Scott “Esko” Brummel is the Assistant Director for Food and Nutrition Security within Duke’s Office of Community Health. In this role, Scott collaborates with Duke and community partners to work towards sustainable food and nutrition solutions for Duke patients, students, staff, and the community. He serves as an attaché to the World Food Policy Center, helping to facilitate and coordinate food and nutrition security work across Duke.

Alongside this role, Scott is the program manager for the Fresh Produce Program (FPP), part of a Duke Med student organization, Root Causes, striving to address the social drivers of health. At the beginning of the Pandemic, Scott joined Root Causes and immediately helped pivot FPP from in-clinic distribution to a fully volunteer-driven delivery model, now serving over 400 families.

Scott is also Co-Chair of the Partnership for a Healthy Durham Committee on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Food Access. There, he helps build relationships across the Durham community to help achieve Durham’s health goals. Prior to joining OCH, Scott served as a program manager for the Duke Initiative for Science and Society, where he was responsible for developing and overseeing new student education programs for science and policy. Scott came to Duke from Baltimore in 2016 to receive a Master in Bioethics and Science Policy.

Scott "Esko" Brummel