Partnership for Prevention appoints new chief medical officer

WASHINGTON — Partnership for Prevention on Tuesday named Jason Spangler the organization’s chief medical officer.

Spangler will work closely with Partnership’s Health Professionals Roundtable on Preventive Services, a group representing 1.5 million members from the leading primary care professional organizations. HPR collaborates on issues of common interest and concern in the delivery of clinical preventive services and also develops policy statements that advance preventive care recommendations.

Additionally, through Partnership’s advisory group the Aspirin Task Force, Spangler will be responsible for managing the organization’s efforts to increase the appropriate use of aspirin for the primary prevention of heart attacks and strokes. He will represent Partnership before governmental bodies, regulatory bodies and accrediting agencies, and will serve as an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association through the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Spangler also will be responsible for providing medical and public health expertise on Partnership’s program activities and policy development; carrying out the organization’s strategic plan, including its policy agenda; assuring Partnership’s adherence to medical and scientific principles; and contributing to the development of staff in the areas of preventive medicine and population health.

Spangler joined the partnership in 2007 as managing senior fellow and senior program officer. Prior to his tenure with Partnership, Spangler was with Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals in its Public Health and Policy Group. He performed as public health lead on all clear health communication and health literacy initiatives and activities. He also managed relationships with health policy organizations and maintained and supported the group’s public health partnerships.

Spangler completed clinical training in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He also completed preventive medicine training at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where he served as Chief Resident. Spangler presently is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He is the recipient of the American College of Preventive Medicine Resident Award, the GlaxoSmithKline Preventive Medicine Residency Scholarship Award and the Outstanding Volunteer Services and Department of Medicine Thomas O’Toole Awards from the University of Pittsburgh.

Spangler received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, his Master of Public Health degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.