Senior Vice President & Sector Lead, Human Services; Acting Practice Director, Social Policy & Economics Research
Scott Cody, MPP, is Senior Vice President and Sector Lead, Human Services. He provides leadership in strategic planning and implementation as well as oversight of Westat’s Education Studies Practice, and Social Policy and Economics Research Practice, for which he is currently the Acting Practice Director. Cody, a nationally recognized expert in evidence-based decisionmaking, is known for his innovative approaches to program evaluation and program improvement, and his ability to translate complex evidence into clear, actionable intelligence. His methodological expertise includes experimental and nonexperimental evaluation design, machine learning, microsimulation, rapid process improvement, and systematic reviews.
Cody has led major studies for the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education and has worked with the U.S. Department of Labor; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; the Congressional Research Service; and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Since 2018, Cody served as Senior Vice President at Insight Policy Research (now Westat Insight), where he provided oversight for the Food and Nutrition, Education, Family Support, Workforce Development, and Data Science practice areas.
- MPP, Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University
- BA, Economics, College of Wooster
Journal ArticleUnder different roofs? Coresidence with adult children and parents' mental health across race and ethnicity over two decades
J. Caputo, K.A. Cagney
Journal ArticleProtection from COVID-19 mRNA vaccination and prior SARS-CoV-2 infection against COVID-19-associated encounters in adults during Delta and Omicron predominance
Journal of Infectious Diseases
C.H. Bozio, K.A. Butterfield, M. Briggs Hagen, S. Grannis, P. Drawz, E. Hartmann, T.C. Ong, B. Fireman, K. Natarajan, K. Dascomb, M. Gaglani, M.B. DeSilva, D.-H. Yang, C.M. Midgley, B.E. Dixon, A.L. Naleway, N. Grisel, I.-C. Liao, S.E. Reese, W.F. Fadel, S.A.
Journal ArticleEstimation of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine effectiveness against medically attended COVID-19 in pregnancy during periods of Delta and Omicron variant predominance in the United States
JAMA Network Open
S.J. Schrag, J.R. Verani, B.E. Dixon, J.M. Page, K.A. Butterfield, M. Gaglani, G. Vazquez-Benitez, O. Zerbo, K. Natarajan, T.C. Ong, V. Lazariu, S. Rao, R. Beaver, S.R. Ellington, N.P. Klein, S.A. Irving, S.J. Grannis, S. Kiduko, M.A. Barron, J. Midturi, M. DSOURCE