Physical Health

Gathering accurate, relevant, and timely data on the health of Americans helps guide actions and policies to improve our nation’s well-being. Westat is in the field, conducting health research through surveys, interviewing, record abstracting, physical exams, and nutrition assessments to determine the status of our health.

Project Highlights

Improving the surveillance of HIV in Senegal

To better prevent and control the spread of HIV, the West African country of Senegal is working to establish a high-quality, country-wide HIV surveillance system. Like other countries in...

Investigating new therapies for leukemia

In 2015, about 54,000 people will be diagnosed with leukemia and 24,000 people are expected to die from the disease in the U.S., the American Cancer Society estimates. Westat...

Keeping tabs on the health of Californians

Policymakers and researchers need a detailed picture of residents’ health and health care needs to promote policies that improve public health; conduct studies; justify programs that fight health threats...

Monitoring Zika in Mexico

As in so many countries, Mexico faces a variety of mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, chikungunya, and dengue. Westat will help conduct research in Mexico, sponsored by the National Institute...

Pragmatic trials: What works in the real world?

Traditional clinical trials have helped scientists find effective treatments and patient care practices. However, the results of clinical trials often apply to only a small group of people because...

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