Scott Brennan
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Scott Babwah Brennen

Senior Policy Associate, Center on Science and Technology Policy

Dr. J. Scott Babwah Brennen is the senior policy associate at the Center on Science and Technology Policy at Duke University. Scott is a communication scholar and specializes in dis and misinformation, science communication, and technology policy.

Before joining the Center on Science and Technology Policy, Scott was a research fellow at the University of Oxford, where he led research for the Oxford Martin Programme on Misinformation, Science, and Media, which examined the interplay between media change and misinformation about science, technology, and health.

Scott completed his doctorate at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. Before pursing his doctorate, Scott received an M.A. in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in chemistry from Grinnell College. He also served in the U.S. Peace Corps as a high school chemistry teacher in northern Mozambique. His research has appeared in a number of outlets including The International Journal of Press/Politics, International Journal of Communication, Communication Theory, Journalism, Journalism Studies, and Science in Context.