Westat News Archive

Westat Communication Researcher Publishes Chapter on Influencer Marketing

Influencers are an increasingly important part of online marketing strategies. Leveraging these trusted voices to promote messages—whether to sell a product or to raise awareness about a health issue—is becoming more and more common.

Amelia Burke-Garcia, director of Westat’s Center...

24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) (2018)

Westat staff will be participating at the 24th annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) in Baltimore, Maryland, February 21-24, 2018. The conference provides opportunities to forge partnerships and to...

NCI Director's Award Recognizes Westat Researchers

Westat researchers were part of a group that received a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director’s Award on October 18, 2017. These Westat experts are part of the NCI’s Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) project, which has been operated by Westat since 1999.


Social Work Research in Spotlight at 2018 Conference

Today’s social work researchers grapple with child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Westat staff are on hand to share their latest research findings at the Society for Social Work & Research (SSWR...

Westat Brings Leading-Edge Research to 2018 Transportation Research Board

The impact of voice control in driving performance. Decision support tools. Data visualization. Westat researchers will be sharing their expertise on these and other topics at the Transportation Research Board (TRB)...

Joann Sorra Is Webinar Panelist: Health Care Value and Efficiency Survey Items

Joann Sorra, Ph.D., a Westat Associate Director, will be a featured panelist for an upcoming webcast. Hosted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the webcast will focus on Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPs). The webcast is titled...

Truck and Bus Drivers Buckle Up to Beat Record
Commercial drivers—truck and bus drivers—buckled up in record-beating numbers in 2016, to an average of 86%. Buckling up is one of the most effective ways to reduce injuries from motor vehicle crashes.
Westat conducted the...
Pre-K Kids Continue to Benefit from San Antonio Program

Children attending the Pre-K 4 SA program have again surpassed national standards in cognitive, literacy, and math outcomes and closed the gap on others. The kindergarten readiness program for 4-year-olds launched in San Antonio has shown year-after-year achievement.

Westat evaluated this...

Brenda Leath Receives Outstanding Leadership Award

Brenda Leath has received the Dr. Diane Adam’s Founder’s Award for Outstanding Leadership. The award was presented by the Health Informatics Information Technology (HIIT) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) at the 2017 APHA annual meeting in November.

This award...

GIS Within Indian Country: Westat Shares Expertise

Westat supports technologies that help guide decisionmakers to improving communities. As part of the Capacity Building Center for Tribes (CBCT), we’re sponsoring and participating at the 2017 National Tribal GIS...