Westat News

07-062015 Hospitalization to Health: How Can We Optimize Quality Patient Care?

Westat will be supporting research sponsored by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) on transitional care models that help identify ways to optimize the quality and efficiency of patient care across the care continuum.

The goal of the Transitional Care Evidence to...

06-242015 Marker Serves as Invited Speaker at Journal’s Anniversary Conference

Westat’s David Marker, Ph.D., an Associate Director and senior statistician, was an invited speaker at the Journal of Official Statistics 30th Anniversary Conference in Stockholm Sweden, June 10-12, 2015. The mission...

06-222015 Westat Ranked 6th for Market Research by AMA Gold Top 50 Report

Westat was ranked 6th out of the 192 companies evaluated for the 2015 American Marketing Association’s Gold Top 50 Report. The company has consistently ranked in the top 10 for the...

06-162015 Boosting Child Passenger Safety in Motor Vehicle Crashes

Child restraint systems are the most effective way to protect young children involved in motor vehicle crashes, but are they being used, and if so, correctly? Westat will be heading out to observe the use of child restraint systems in passenger vehicles.

The National Survey of the Use...

06-112015 2015 NAACCR Conference Includes Westat Research

Westat staff are participating at the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 13-18, 2015, which highlights the changing landscape of cancer...

06-082015 2015 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting Draws Westat Research

What can nurse practitioners do and not do? Are there racial disparities in Medicare costs for initial treatments for prostate cancer? How do hospital staff perceive the patient safety culture vs. patients’ hospital experiences? Westat staff will explore these questions and more at the...

05-272015 Helba to Speak on Panel About Honor Violence in the United States

Westat’s Cynthia Helba, Ph.D., will serve on the panel discussion following a special screening of The Price of Honor, a documentary about honor violence in the United States. Honor violence is violence directed at a...

05-222015 Accelerating Teen Driver Expertise

Novice teen drivers experience very high crash rates, which only decline gradually over time. Westat will use advanced learning technologies to develop a training module to speed up the rate at which novice teen drivers develop expertise. Such skill includes the rapid and unconscious recognition...

05-202015 International Clinical Trials Day, May 20

International Clinical Trials Day takes place on May 20 each year, highlighting the great clinical research taking place every day across the globe.

Westat supports our clients and partners in clinical trials...

05-182015 Rog Explores the Integration of Theory and Practice in Evaluation

Debra J. Rog, Ph.D., discusses the synergistic role between practice and theory in evaluation in Infusing Theory Into Practice, Practice Into Theory: Small Wins and Big Gains for Evaluation, an article which appears in...

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