Westat News Archive

11-04
2014
Westat Economist Speaks to Pharmaceutical Company Experts on Health Insurers' Views of "Pragmatic" Clinical Trials

Jon Ratner, Ph.D., a Westat health economist, gave a presentation, Pragmatic Clinical Trials, Comparative Effectiveness Evidence, and Payers’ Views, to the CER Collaborative on November 4, 2014.

Unlike most clinical trials of drugs and other treatments, “pragmatic” clinical...

10-30
2014
Public Policy Analysis and Management Conference Draws Westat Staff

Westat staff are participating and on site in the exhibitors’ area of the 2014 Fall Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 6-8. Learn more about...

10-27
2014
Westat Enters Preferred Provider Partnership with Boston Strategics

Westat recently entered into a preferred provider partnership with Boston Strategics, an integrated drug research and development company that takes products from Discovery through Phase 2 clinical testing in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner.

Boston Strategics has...

10-27
2014
Westat Evaluates Health Practice Changes for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

What types of changes in health practices are effective to prevent, identify, and manage fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs)? Westat will design and implement a cross-site evaluation across a number of organizations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

10-24
2014
Rog to Hold Webinar on Plenary Presentation from 2nd Annual Eleanor Chelimsky Forum

Debra J. Rog, Ph.D., Westat Associate Director and Past President of the American Evaluation Association, will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, featuring her Plenary Presentation from the 2nd Annual Eleanor Chelimsky Forum

10-24
2014
Effects of Speed-Monitoring Devices and Use of GPS-Based Data Are Focus of Recently Published Research

Several Westat staff members have recently co-authored important transportation research findings, work that furthers the knowledge base in helping to address traffic and safety challenges.

Appearing in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board...

10-20
2014
45th Union World Conference on Lung Health Includes Westat ResearchWestat staff are attending and presenting at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, Spain, October 28-November 1, 2014.
10-17
2014
Use and Quality of Performance Measures Explored by Westat Researcher at Recent Conference

Westat’s David J. Bernstein, Ph.D., gave a presentation on Exploring the Use and Quality of Performance Measures (PDF Format) at the…

10-15
2014
Westat Provides Technical Support for Population-Based HIV Impact Assessments in Malawi and Zimbabwe

Westat will provide ICAP at Columbia University with technical support for developing and implementing population-based HIV impact assessment surveys in Malawi and Zimbabwe. The project is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our staff will support developing...

10-09
2014
Westat Economist Edits Journal Section on the ACA and Its Effects on Behavioral Health Services

Westat’s Mustafa Karakus, Ph.D., a health economist, wrote two key articles and served as a guest editor for a special section of the October 2014 Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research that...

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