Mary Gabay

Principal Research Associate


Mary Gabay, MS, is a practiced economist and Principal Research Associate with over 35 years of experience in the design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative research for government and private sector clients. She provides clients with data-driven solutions to health care and service delivery challenges confronting vulnerable populations. Gabay is an expert in program evaluation, survey administration, survey data analysis, and assessment of data collection and dissemination efforts. She is also well versed in analyzing large datasets, administering needs assessments, developing prospective payment systems, determining program cost estimation, and conducting cost-effectiveness analyses. 

At Westat, Gabay directs two projects related to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and has project experience in other Food and Nutrition Service programs including the Summer Food Service Program, the National School Lunch Program, and the School Breakfast Program. During her career, Gabay has contributed to several peer-reviewed journals.


  • MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • BA (magna cum laude), Economics, St. Norbert College

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