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PerspectiveChild Seat Inspection Stations: Why Are They Underused?
Child safety seats save lives; their use in passenger cars has been shown to reduce fatal injury by 71% for infants and by 54% for…
PerspectiveConducting National Surveys in the Age of COVID-19
Conducting data collection for national surveys during a crisis is not unusual. Hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, civil unrest, and other emergency situations have posed challenges to…
PerspectiveContinuing the Conversation
Once the fourth leading cause of death worldwide, HIV infection is now a manageable condition. But as many as 50,000 new HIV infections occur each…
Circles of Reflection Toolkit: Improving Education for Native Students
September 26, 2023
For decades, Native students have faced significant opportunity gaps that impede their academic achievement and trajectories. To close these gaps, the Native Education Collaborative, supported…
How Can We Bridge Gaps in Public Health Knowledge?
August 25, 2023
In this age of media saturation and polarization, wrong information can flourish with a detrimental impact on public health. To learn why people believe unverified…
Infectious Respiratory Diseases: What Have We Learned From COVID-19?
July 13, 2023
With the emergency phase of the COVID-19 pandemic at an end, questions regarding what we’ve learned from the pandemic about tracking and reducing the spread of respiratory diseases are…
Raising Awareness of Maternal Mental Health
May 25, 2023
Mental health conditions represent the most common complications that women experience during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Pre-pandemic data from the Centers for Disease Control…
Real-World Data: The Benefits, Limitations, and Future
May 12, 2023
With the right expertise and techniques applied, real-word data can answer emerging research questions.
Being a Westat Field Data Collector Changed Breanne Beals’ Life
February 14, 2023
How many people can say that their job changed their life? Probably not many, but Breanne Beals, who was a field data collector at Westat…
How Will the Marine Corps Integrate Men and Women at Recruit Training?
January 30, 2023
Marine Corps recruit training is every bit as intense as it looks. Each morning starts hours before sunrise with a chorus of screaming drill instructors…
Raising Awareness of Aging Adults with HIV
September 19, 2022
Over the past 17 years, the proportion of people living with HIV age 50 and older has more than doubled—jumping from 29% in 2005 to…
How a Confidentiality Toolkit Helps Government Programs Share Data Responsibly
September 12, 2022
Americans who receive government services are often enrolled in multiple programs with each program requiring them to supply personal information to obtain benefits. This duplication…
Data Visualization: Telling Data-Rich Stories
July 21, 2022
The increasing need for the collection and analysis of massive amounts of data has made the use of data visualization more important than ever. The…
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