Westat researchers publish on a wide array of topics that further our understanding of the field and focus on improving lives through research. Selected publications that communicate our findings, including books, peer-reviewed articles and technical reports, conference proceedings, and more are presented here.


Tourangeau R., Yan T., and Sun H. (2020).

Who can you count on? Understanding the determinants of reliability.

Vehmeijer F.O.L., Kupers L.K., Sharp G.C., Salas L.A., Lent S., Jima D.D., Tindula G., Reese S., Cancan Q., Gruzieva O., Page C., Rezwan F.I., Melton P.E., Nohr E., Escaramis G., Rzehak P., Heiskala A., Gong T., Tuominen S.T., Gao L., Ross J.P., Starling A.P., Holloway J.W., Yousefi P., Aasvang G.M., Beilin L.J., Bergström A., Binder E., Chatzi L., Corpeleijn E., Czamara D., Eskenazi B., Ewart S., Ferre N., Grote V., Gruszfeld D., Håberg S.E., Hoyo C., Huen K., Karlsson R., Kull I., Langhendries J.P., Lepeule J., Magnus M.C., . Maguire R.L., Molloy P.L., Monnereau C., Mori T.A., Oken E., Räikkönen K., Rifas-Shiman S., Ruiz-Arenas C., Sebert S., Ullemar V., Verduci E., Vonk J.M., Xu C.J., Yang I.V., Zhang H., Zhang W., Karmaus W., Dabelea D., Muhlhausler B.S., Breton C.V., Lahti J., Almqvist C., Jarvelin M.R., Koletzko B., Vrijheid M., Sørensen T.I.A., Huang R.C., Arshad S.H., Nystad W., Melén E., Koppelman G.H., London S.L., Holland N., Bustamante M., Murphy S.K., Hivert M.F., Baccarelli A., Relton C.L., Snieder H., Jaddoe V.W.V., and Felix J.F. (2020).

DNA methylation and body mass index from birth to adolescence: Meta-analyses of epigenome-wide association studies.

West B. T., Yan T., Kreuter F., Josten M., and Schroeder H. (2020).

Examining the utility of interviewer observations on the survey response process.

Yan T., Fricker S., and Tsai S. (2020).

Response burden: What is it and what predicts it?.

Hagen C. A., Greene A. D., Burke J. G., O'Malley T. L. ., Kali J., Rabinovich B. A., Bravo Bueno J. N., and Crandall J.P. (2020).

Theoretically-Informed Performance Measures for the National Domestic Violence Hotline: Summary Brief from the National Domestic Violence Hotline Services Assessment Framework based on Theory Project (OPRE Report # 2020-110).

Casagrande S.S., Lessem S.E., Orchard T.J., Bullard K.M., Geiss L.S., Saydah S.H., Menke A., Imperatore G., Rust K.F., and Cowie C.C. (2020).

A comparison of several survey-based algorithms to ascertain type 1 diabetes among U.S. adults with self-reported diabetes.

Lindenberg L., Mena E., Turkbey B., Shih J.H., Reese S.E., Harmon S.A., Lim I., Lin F., Ton A., McKinney Y.L., Eclarinal P., Citrin D.E., Dahut W., Madan R., Wood B.J., Krishnasamy V., Chang R., Levy E., Pinto P., Eary J.F., and Choyke P.L. (2020).

Evaluating biochemically recurrent prostate cancer: Histologic validation of 18F-DCFPyL PET/CT with comparison to multiparametric MRI.

Price S., Chansky M., Meissner H. I., Engstrom M. C., Dunderdale T., Mayne R. G., Bahde A. L., Frechtling J. A., and Mandal R. (2020).

Methods Development and Modeling Research: Contributions to Advancing TRS and Informing Regulations.

Sackett J., Shih J.H., Reese S.E., Brender J.R., Harmon S.A., Barrett T., Coskun M., Madariaga M., Marko J., Law Y.M., Turkbey E.B., Mehralivand S., Sanford T., Lay N., Pinto P.A., Wood B.J., Choyke P.L., and Turkbey B. (2020).

Quality of prostate MRI: Is the PI-RADS standard sufficient?.

Vasta L.M., McMaster M.L., Harney L.A., Ling A., Kim J., Harris A.K., Carr A.G., Damrauer S.M., Rader D.J., Kember R.L., Kanetsky P.A., Nathanson K.L., Pyle L.C., Greene M.H., Schultz K.A., and Stewart D.R. (2020).

Lack of pathogenic germline DICER1 variants in males with testicular germ-cell tumors.

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