Westat News Archive

2016 International Establishment Surveys Conference Draws Westat Research

What’s more efficient and effective for survey invitations, email or FedEx? What survey methods help improve establishment recruitment? Is using a fax more efficient when surveying clinics? Westat brings the answers to these and other research questions to the...

2016 NAACCR Draws Westat Research on Cancer Surveillance

What is meant by “meaningful use” cancer reporting? What are the survival trends of colorectal cancer by socioeconomic status? How helpful are commercial data sources of residential histories in conducting cancer research? Westat staff will share their answers to these and other research...

Westat to Support Evaluating Potential Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue Infections

Westat will support Leidos Biomedical Research in conducting research in Mexico to estimate the proportion of people presenting with fever and/or rash in geographic areas that have had Zika, chikungunya, or dengue infections or co-infections. The research is sponsored by the National Institute...

Effectiveness of CDC's Emergency Risk Messages to Public to Be Evaluated by Westat

Westat will assist the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by developing an evidence-informed set of measures to assess the quality, effectiveness, and impact of CDC’s emergency risk messages to targeted populations and the general public.

Westat will also recommend...

2016 Teacher Education and Certification Conference Attracts Westat Participation

Westat staff will sharing their expertise and presenting at the 2016 88th Annual National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 5-7, 2016....

Michigan's Performance-Based Child Welfare System to Be Evaluated by Westat Team

Westat is leading the team selected to conduct a rigorous evaluation of a 5-year Performance-Based Child Welfare System (PBCWS) project for the placement of children in out-of-home foster care in Michigan. The PBCWS is expected to produce improvements on concrete measures of child safety, well-...

Westat Continues as PLCO Cancer Central Data Collection Center

Westat will continue as the Central Data Collection Center (CDCC) for a followup of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial and the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). The National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Prevention sponsors this work....

Westat Congratulates Kimya Lee and OPM Team, Finalist for 2016 Sammies

Congratulations to Kimya Lee, Ph.D., and the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey team at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for being a finalist for the 2016 Samuel J. Heyman Service to...

AAPOR 2016 Features Westat Leadership, Research Expertise, and Innovative Tools

Westat staff and public opinion researchers from around the globe will be attending the 71st Annual Conference of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), May 12-15, 2016, in Austin, ...

Hamilton Begins Presidency and Westat Shares Research Expertise at EERS 2016

Westat staff are participating at the 39th Annual Conference of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) in Absecon, New Jersey, May 1-3, 2016. Westat Senior Study Director Jennifer Hamilton, Ph.D., begins her 2016-17 term as...