Westat News Archive

Westat, BJS, and Collaborators Recognized with 2014 AAPOR Policy Impact Award

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), Westat, and other collaborators will receive the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) 2014 Policy Impact Award for their work on measuring sexual assault among prisoners in the United States. The award presentation will take place at...

Westat Researcher Leads Workshop on Using Google for Communication Campaigns

Amelia Burke-Garcia, Director of Westat’s Center for Digital Strategy & Research, will be co-leading the preconference workshop with a representative from Google at this year’s PRNews’ Measurement Conference. The workshop is titled...

CSDI 2014 Workshop to Feature Westat Expertise

A contingent of Westat staff will be participating at the Twelfth International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design & Implementation (CSDI) in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 27–29, 2014.

The main goal...

Lohr Named 2014 Deming Lecturer by the ASA

Sharon Lohr, Ph.D., a Vice President and Associate Director of Westat’s Statistical Staff, has been named the 2014 Deming Lecturer by the American Statistical Association (ASA). She will present her lecture, “Red Beads and Profound Knowledge: Deming and Quality of Education,” at the...

FedCASIC 2014 Draws Westat’s Range of Expertise

Westat staff will be addressing many topics of interest at the 2014 Federal CASIC (Computer-Assisted Survey Information Collection) Workshops in Washington, DC, on March 18–20, 2014. Westat Vice Presidents Jane Shepherd and Brad Edwards are...

Westat Researcher Explores Digital Media Trends for Public Health

Amelia Burke-Garcia, Director of Westat’s Center for Digital Strategy & Research, explores future trends in digital media use for public health in a recent paper published by Oxford Journals’ ...

State Education Reform Implementation Examined by Westat

Westat researchers co-authored a report, State Implementation of Reforms Promoted Under the Recovery Act, examining state implementation of key education reform strategies funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery...

Combining Satellite and Health Data to Learn How Environmental Change Affects Health Outcomes

Westat researcher Kiersten Johnson, Ph.D., co-authored a recent paper in Population and Environment describing innovative approaches to linking satellite remote sensing data and human population and health data to...

CMS Hosts Physician Compare Town Hall Meeting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a Town Hall meeting on February 24, 2014, to solicit input on the future of the...

Esri Federal GIS Conference Draws Westat Researchers

Westat staff members Kathryn Kulbicki and Jordan Frey will be attending the Esri Federal GIS Conference on February 10–11, 2014, in Washington, DC.

The conference provides training and scientific knowledge of value to Federal...