Westat News

02-032016 Why Don’t Parents Use Child Car Seat Inspection Stations?

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPSTs), a total of 38,000, are available at inspection stations located nationwide to help parents and caregivers get one-on-one instruction on how to properly use their child’s car seat. However, this service is underused. Why? Westat is teaming up...

02-022016 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...

02-022016 Freimanis Interviewed by VOA About Spread of Zika Virus

Laura Freimanis, M.D., Ph.D., a Westat epidemiologist, was interviewed by the Voice of America regarding the fast spread of the Zika virus. Dr. Freimanis currently works on...

01-312016 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...

01-252016 Westat Tracks Trajectory to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Westat will assess and monitor the clinical progression to type 2 diabetes—the most common form of diabetes, and the progression to other chronic conditions.

We are leading the effort on this research, formally known as the LEADR Study (Longitudinal Epidemiologic Assessment of...

01-182016 Westat and University of Iowa Investigate Safety of Aftermarket Crash Avoidance Devices

Westat and the University of Iowa are conducting work on the human factors issues associated with aftermarket crash avoidance products, specifically equipment that transmits, receives, and processes vehicle-to-vehicle information. The research will provide a comprehensive assessment of problems...

01-082016 Westat Acquires Edvance Research

Westat, a leading research organization, and Edvance Research, an education research and technical assistance organization, have combined their capabilities with Westat’s acquisition of Edvance on December 31, 2015. This brings together their skills and experience in providing research,...

01-082016 Bernstein Begins Term as President of Washington Evaluators

David J. Bernstein, Ph.D., a Westat Senior Study Director and senior evaluation specialist, has begun his term as president of the Washington Evaluators (WE), the local affiliate of the American Evaluation...

01-062016 2016 Social Work and Research Conference Draws Westat Staff

Westat staff are hosting an exhibit booth at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference January 13-17, 2016, in Washington, DC. Westat researchers with expertise on issues concerning children, youth...

01-042016 2016 TRB Draws Westat Staff and Sponsorship

Westat staff are participating in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, from January 10-14, 2016. The information-packed program is expected to attract 12,000...