Westat News Archive

Westat to Develop Program Book of CDC's Health Initiatives

Westat is working with the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a program framework publication that will provide compelling accounts of the variety of the Center’s program accomplishments...

2015 APHA Features Westat Research

Learning collaboratives, geospatial and statistical analysis, and the influence of media on health are just a few of the topics Westat staff are bringing to the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in…

Evaluating Customer Satisfaction with ODEP's Tech Assistance

Over the next 5 years, Westat will examine the extent to which customers are satisfied with the technical assistance provided by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

ODEP provides technical assistance, through five technical...

How Do Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Ads Affect Consumers and the Dr.-Patient Relationship?

How influential is direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising on patient interactions with their health care providers? To what degree are direct-to-consumer ads prompting consumers to seek further information about prescription drugs? How do consumers perceive newer advertising ...

Tourangeau Interviewed on the Problem with Polls

How has the increasingly digital and multicultural world affected participation rates in polling? Quite significantly if you look back on a few major flubs in political polling in the last few years. Westat Vice President and Senior Statistical Fellow Roger Tourangeau, Ph.D., and a handful of...

Morganstein Stresses Statistics as Key Segment of Data Science Collaborative

Statistics is a key player in data science. It is a foundational force along with database management and distributed and parallel systems, notes David Morganstein, President of the American Statistical Association (ASA), in a recent ASA policy statement.

Mr. Morganstein, a Westat...

Westat to Support New Research Partnership Targeting Uncontrolled Hypertension in High-Risk Populations

Although blood pressure control has been improving in the general population, research has not fully addressed patients in certain subgroups more burdened by health problems associated with uncontrolled hypertension.

As the Research Coordinating Unit for a new partnership, Westat will...

Westat Awarded Children's Environmental Health Grant by the National Institutes of Health

The National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS) recently awarded Westat a cooperative agreement, one of multiple grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) this year. Westat’s role will be to act as the Coordinating Center for the...

Spatial Analysis Used to Examine the Geographic Availability of Tobacco

Westat’s Kathryn Kulbicki has co-authored a paper in a recent issue of Public Health that examines the spatial effect of removing tobacco from CVS pharmacies, as well as from all pharmacies...

2015 Medidata Symposium Includes Westat Research

Westat’s Jayan Nair is presenting a technical approach at the 2015 Medidata Symposium, which is being held October 5-7 in Washington, DC. Mr. Nair will discuss how to leverage the existing capabilities of a...