Westat News Archive

Transportation Research Board Includes Westat Expertise

Westat expertise was well represented at the 93rd annual conference of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), which was held January12–16, 2014, in Washington, DC. Approximately 12,000 participants attended this year’s event. Westat staff contributed as members and friends of committees...

High Viral Load Levels in HIV-Infected Youth Contribute to High Rates of Sexual Transmission

A recent study of HIV-infected youth newly entering into care, especially young men who have sex with men, show that almost 30 percent have high viral load levels. If left untreated, these levels correlate with high rates of sexual transmission. The...

Westat Staff Attend White House Safety Datapalooza

Westat staff attended the Second Annual White House Safety Datapalooza, an invitation-only event that highlights innovators from the private, nonprofit, and academic sectors who have used freely available government data to build products, services, and apps that advance public safety in...

Westat Researchers Contribute Expertise to New Handbook of Child Maltreatment

Westat Vice President Andrea J. Sedlak, Ph.D., and Senior Study Director Raquel T. Ellis, Ph.D., have contributed their expertise to a new handbook, Handbook of Child Maltreatment: Contemporary Issues in Research Policy, which…

New Eagle Books Novel Published by CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published the second in a series of books for middle school children that combines mystery with health promotion messages about preventing type 2 diabetes. Readers have called the novels “amazing,” “cool,” and “the best stories I have...