Public Health & Epidemiology

Westat’s interdisciplinary public health and epidemiology sector uses an evidence-based approach to prevent and detect diseases, injuries, and other conditions in order to improve health outcomes. Our success is reflected in the contributions our clients make to advancements in preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious and chronic diseases, particularly among vulnerable populations. Our public health staff have expertise in surveillance, program interventions, communication, evaluation, and research.

Public Health & Epidemiology Leadership

Patricia Shifflett
Vice President & Practice Director

360+

Projects

160

Staff

200

Recent Publications

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Publications

Stewart D.R., Best A.F., Williams G.M., Harney L.A., Carr A.G., Harris A.K., Kratz C.P., Dehner L.P., Messinger Y.H., Rosenberg P.S., Hill D.A., and Schultz K.A.P. (2019).

Neoplasm risk among individuals with a pathogenic germline variant in DICER1.

Wright K., Fisher C., Rising C., Burke-Garcia A., Afanaseva D., and Cai X. (2019).

Partnering with mommy bloggers to disseminate breast cancer risk information: Social media intervention.

Adler C., Friesen M.C., Yeboah E.D., Tettey Y., Biritwum R.B., Adjei A.A., Tay E., Okyne V., Mensah J.E., Truelove A., Yang B., Kelly S.P., Zhou C.K., McCullough L.E., Pardo L., Hoover R.N., Hsing A.W., Cook M.B., and Koutros S. (2019).

Usual adult occupation and risk of prostate cancer in West African men: The Ghana Prostate Study.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The National Institutes of Health
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
The Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland Baltimore Campus
University of Denver
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Toyota
The Verizon Foundation
Texas Education Agency
Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Teach for America
Social Security Administration
SiriusXM
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity
National Science Foundation
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Maryland Cancer Registry
Internal Revenue Service
Georgia Department of Transportation
DC Public Schools
ClearWay Minnesota
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
University of Michigan

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