Mustafa Karakus, Ph.D., has returned to Westat as an Associate Director for Social Policy and Economics Research. Dr. Karakus is a health economist with extensive experience designing and conducting social science research, program and policy evaluations, and econometric and cost analyses. His work focuses on health policy and health services research, health care financing, and health outcomes analysis. He also provides subject matter expertise on study design and implementation, data collection oversight, data analysis, and report writing.
In his new role at Westat, Dr. Karakus will manage and oversee several projects, including work funded by the Social Security Administration, Department of Labor, the Economic Research Service, and the Food and Nutrition Service.