Westat News Archive

Rui Selected to Join Editorial Board of American Educational Research Journal

Ning Rui, Ph.D., a Westat Senior Study Director and social science methodologist, has been selected to join the editorial board of American Educational Research Journal,...

Westat Supports Texas A&M's Transportation Institute in FHWA Safety Research

Westat is part of a team supporting Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute (TTI) that is providing broad-based transportation safety research over a 5-year period to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Safety.

Westat provides expertise in traffic incident management...

Lohr Gives JPSM 2016 Distinguished Lecture: March 11, 2016

Sharon Lohr, Ph.D., a Westat Vice President and Senior Statistical Fellow, will be giving the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) Distinguished Lecture

Driver Data to Be Used to Identify Drowsy Driving

Westat is leading a team that includes researchers from the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin to study drowsy driving. The goal of the project is to estimate the prevalence of drowsy driving. The team will also analyze the relationship to crash risk, identify driver-critical...

Westat Sponsors Maryland Women's Business Center's 5th Anniversary Celebration

Westat is a sponsor for the Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) 5th Anniversary Celebration, to be held February 16, 2016. MWBC, established in 2010 as a program of the nonprofit Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI), has helped...

2016 Conference on Statistical Practice Draws Westat Expertise

What are the best methods for displaying data for comparison and further exploration? What kinds of communication affect the dynamic between statisticians and their audiences? Westat staff will bring their expertise on these issues to the participants at the...

Evaluation of MAMATA Shows Improved Health Behaviors by Mothers

Westat’s findings of the impact of the Odisha Maternity and Support Scheme in India, known as “MAMATA,” are in, showing improved nutrition and healthy behavior by participating mothers.

MAMATA was begun in 2011 by the Government of India in response to poor maternal and child health...

Marker Moderates AAAS Symposium on Fracking's Possible Pathways to Drinking Water

David Marker, Ph.D., a Westat senior statistician, has organized and is moderating a symposium at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting about safeguarding drinking water from...

Burke-Garcia to Co-Lead Talk at 2016 Agents of Change Summit

Amelia Burke-Garcia, Senior Digital Media Director and Director of Westat’s Center for Digital Strategy & Research, and Jill Roark from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) will co-lead a talk at the upcoming...

Westat Awarded the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have chosen Westat to continue...