How Do Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Ads Affect Consumers and the Dr.-Patient Relationship?
How influential is direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising on patient interactions with their health care providers? To what degree are direct-to-consumer ads prompting consumers to seek further information about prescription drugs? How do consumers perceive newer advertising ...
Tourangeau Interviewed on the Problem with Polls
How has the increasingly digital and multicultural world affected participation rates in polling? Quite significantly if you look back on a few major flubs in political polling in the last few years. Westat Vice President and Senior Statistical Fellow Roger Tourangeau, Ph.D., and a handful of...
Morganstein Stresses Statistics as Key Segment of Data Science Collaborative
Statistics is a key player in data science. It is a foundational force along with database management and distributed and parallel systems, notes David Morganstein, President of the American Statistical Association (ASA), in a recent ASA policy statement.
Mr. Morganstein, a Westat...
Westat to Support New Research Partnership Targeting Uncontrolled Hypertension in High-Risk Populations
Although blood pressure control has been improving in the general population, research has not fully addressed patients in certain subgroups more burdened by health problems associated with uncontrolled hypertension.
As the Research Coordinating Unit for a new partnership, Westat...
Westat Awarded Children’s Environmental Health Grant by the National Institutes of Health
The National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS) recently awarded Westat a cooperative agreement, one of multiple grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) this year. Westat’s role will be to act as the Coordinating Center for the...
Spatial Analysis Used to Examine the Geographic Availability of Tobacco
Westat’s Kathryn Kulbicki has co-authored a paper in a recent issue of Public Health that examines the spatial effect of removing tobacco from CVS pharmacies, as well as from all pharmacies in the Washington, DC,...
2015 Medidata Symposium Includes Westat Research
Westat’s Jayan Nair is presenting a technical approach at the 2015 Medidata Symposium, which is being held October 5-7 in Washington, DC. Mr. Nair will...
Westat to Evaluate Oklahoma’s Health Care Coordination for Aged, Blind, and Disabled Residents
Westat will evaluate the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) approach to health care coordination for its aged, blind, and disabled residents as the agency develops a market-driven process.
Sun Shines Light on Virtual Team Management at SCDM Conference
Westat’s Tanya Sun, Ph.D., will discuss the opportunities as well as risks presented by virtual team management at the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) 2015 Annual Conference in Washington, DC, from September 20-23...
Bernstein Weighs In on Government Evaluation Contracting
Westat’s David J. Bernstein, Ph.D., contributed to a recent WE Week blog on issues and solutions in government evaluation contracting. Dr...