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Mark Spranca, Ph.D.

Vice President, Science and Technical Leadership

Mark Spranca, Ph.D. Mark Spranca, Ph.D.

Mark Spranca, Ph.D., is a behavioral scientist with extensive experience conducting health policy research and commercializing decision aids demonstrated to improve health and contain costs. Spranca joined Abt Associates in 2005 to strengthen the learning culture. Now as head of the Office of Reputational Capital and Technical Leadership, Spranca is focused on enhancing the quality and impact of Abt's project work and increasing awareness of Abt's expertise, innovations, and results.

Spranca previously spent 10 years with the RAND Corporation. He has multifaceted professional experience, including conducting research on quality of care, teaching university courses in health and psychology, leading start-up enterprises to commercialize health services research, founding and directing the Center for Healthcare and the Internet, and managing more than 200 scientists and other professionals within RAND's behavioral and social sciences group.

Spranca holds a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Social Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.