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Garrison Spencer

Garrison J. Spencer

Research Health Policy Analyst


Certificate in Global Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Master of Development Practice, University of California, Berkeley
BA, International Affairs and Anthropology, George Washington University


Garrison Spencer is a research health policy analyst in RTI’s Center for Global Noncommunicable Diseases, where he specializes in economic analyses of health programs in low- and middle-income countries. His work focuses on cost-benefit analyses of public health interventions for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and related risk factors; financing gaps for achieving global health targets; and literature reviews on global burden, surveillance, treatment protocols, and medicine availability.

Mr. Spencer adapts the outputs of his analysis and academic publications into compelling narratives for key stakeholders and wider audiences; he has presented to lawmakers, international organizations, and international conference audiences. He has conducted work for clients including the United Nations Development Programme, World Health Organization, World Obesity Federation, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and Prevention Foundation, among others. Mr. Spencer provides project management support and previously served as a project manager for projects funded by private philanthropy and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).