Westat News Archive

Westat to Support Trials and Regulatory Activities for a Blood Product Substitute

For the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA), Westat will be coordinating all required preclinical and clinical trials of a freeze-dried plasma (FDP) product, and providing regulatory support for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensure.

In treating severe...

Hospital to Home: How Effective Are Transitional Care Services?

Westat will support the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research to conduct research on the effectiveness of transitional care services aimed at improving the process of discharging hospitalized patients to their home or other care settings. The Patient-Centered Outcomes...

Westat Tech Expertise to Support ICAP PHIA Project

For ICAP at Columbia University, Westat will support all population-based HIV impact assessment (PHIA) surveys conducted in specific countries supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The PHIA Project is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and ...

IOM's Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Report Released; Includes Westat Statistical Expertise

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) had a special briefing in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2015, for the recent landmark report on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).


Annual Educational Research Meeting Offers Westat Research

Teacher value-added models, teacher incentive programs, and the capacity-building needs are just a few of the topics Westat researchers are presenting on at the 2015 Annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) Meeting

Roger Tourangeau Elected to AAPOR Executive Council

Roger Tourangeau, Ph.D., a Westat Vice President and Senior Statistical Fellow, has been elected to the executive council of AAPOR (the American Association for Public Opinion Research). Dr. Tourangeau will serve as vice president/president-elect of AAPOR starting in May at the...

Toolkit Helps Guide Research on Responses to Child Maltreatment

Westat research for the fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4) has contributed to the development of a newly released toolkit that contains tips, recommended practices, and resources for academics and decisionmakers in child protection.


Measuring the Capacity of U.S. Science and Engineering Research Facilities

What is the state of science and engineering research facilities at U.S. colleges and universities? To find out, Westat will conduct a congressionally mandated, biennial survey for FY 2015 and 2017, providing the basis of public data used by Congress, higher education associations, state...

Chaney Publishes on Why Evaluations Often Find That Programs Have No Effects

In the article Reconsidering Findings of “No Effects” in Randomized Control Trials Modeling Differences in Treatment Impacts in the American Journal of Evaluation, Westat’s Brad Chaney, Ph.D.,...

Westat to Examine Effects of Increase in School Resource Officers

Westat will study the effectiveness of school resource officers (SROs) in preventing school crime and violence. SROs are sworn law enforcement officers responsible for providing security and crime prevention services in the school environment.

This 3-year study for the National...