Program Director Rod Falcon co-leads the IFTF Vantage Partnership. Rod has served in several capacities at IFTF, including leading its Food Futures and Health Futures programs as well as leading research for IFTF’s Tech Futures program. He speaks to executive audiences, helping them find innovative strategies for participating in the global economy. His research areas include personal health technologies, communication and messaging practices, social networks and abundant connectivity, and health-aware environments. Born in Oakland, California, Rod attended UC Berkeley, earning a BA in American history and an MA in public policy. After working to enforce the Voting Rights Act for the Justice Department, he came to IFTF in 1995 to forecast the future of the California health care safety net. He brings a deep background in public health policy and extensive experience directing research and teams.
foresight, public health and health technologies, communication practices, social networks