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John Spangler

DirectorCommunications, Policy, and Advocacy, The Rockefeller Foundation

John Spangler serves as Director, Communications, Policy, and Advocacy at The Rockefeller Foundation where he brings over a decade of experience working across government, non-profit and private sectors to advance global development goals. Prior to joining the Foundation, Spangler was a Director at Global Health Strategies in New York. He previously served as a Global Health Corps fellow with Jhpiego in Uganda and supported the Office of Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Rural Development program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

He is a graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and was a U.S. Department of State Gilman Scholar in India.

Authored Content

  • Apr 13 2022
    Perspective Reimagining the Future of Food With a Systems-Based Approach At Acumen, we see the world as it is and imagine it as it could be. With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, we’re asking pressing questions about our current and future food systems. What does it take to build an ideal food system? How can we create a food system that takes into account all […] John Spangler
  • Jul 19 2021
    Perspective Rapid Growth in the First Hundred Days of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Pandemic Prevention Institute It’s been just over one hundred days since Dr. Rick Bright joined The Rockefeller Foundation to lead its  pandemic prevention institute, which aims to contribute to the global work of averting future pandemics through innovation in data collection, sharing and analytics to identify emergent pathogens and trigger effective responses to disease outbreaks within the first […] John Spangler