Westat News Archive

Joann Sorra Is Webinar Panelist: Health Care Value and Efficiency Survey Items

Joann Sorra, Ph.D., a Westat Associate Director, will be a featured panelist for an upcoming webcast. Hosted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the webcast will focus on Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPs). The webcast is titled...

Truck and Bus Drivers Buckle Up to Beat Record
Commercial drivers—truck and bus drivers—buckled up in record-beating numbers in 2016, to an average of 86%. Buckling up is one of the most effective ways to reduce injuries from motor vehicle crashes.
Westat conducted the...
Pre-K Kids Continue to Benefit from San Antonio Program

Children attending the Pre-K 4 SA program have again surpassed national standards in cognitive, literacy, and math outcomes and closed the gap on others. The kindergarten readiness program for 4-year-olds launched in San Antonio has shown year-after-year achievement.

Westat evaluated this...

Brenda Leath Receives Outstanding Leadership Award

Brenda Leath has received the Dr. Diane Adam’s Founder’s Award for Outstanding Leadership. The award was presented by the Health Informatics Information Technology (HIIT) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) at the 2017 APHA annual meeting in November.

This award...

GIS Within Indian Country: Westat Shares Expertise

Westat supports technologies that help guide decisionmakers to improving communities. As part of the Capacity Building Center for Tribes (CBCT), we’re sponsoring and participating at the 2017 National Tribal GIS...

Westat Research Finds Innovative Ways to Study Diabetes Prevalence

Westat researchers Russ Mardon, Ph.D., David Marker, Ph.D., Jennifer Nooney, Ph.D., Joanne Campione, Ph.D., Frank Jenkins, Ph.D., Maurice Johnson, M.P.H., and Lori Merrill collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientists to find new ways to use nontraditional...

Scott Royal Joins Westat as President

The Westat Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Scott Royal, Ph.D., is appointed President effective November 1, 2017. He reports to CEO James E. Smith, Ph.D., who has been CEO and President since 2011.

Dr. Royal holds a doctorate and master’s degree from the Bloomberg...

Discover Westat Evaluators' Work at Evaluation 2017

From learning to action, the topic of this year’s American Evaluation Association (AEA) conference in Washington, DC, November 6-11, 2017, is drawing many Westat staff to share and discuss our research. We’ll be on site to discuss...

Westat Ranked 7th on Top 25 Global List of Marketing Research Companies

Westat continues its climb up the rankings of the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) Gold Global Top 25 list, with this year moving up a step to #7. The AMA follows...

2017 Public Health Conference: Westat Research Ranges from Opioid Treatment to Integrated IT Health Systems

Westat staff join the ranks of presenters at the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition November 4-8, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. We’ll be sharing our insight on a slew of topics,...