Stephen Bernas is an Associate Director in our Large Surveys Practice and an IT expert with 25+ years of experience in computer systems for Westat’s largest, most complex field studies. As the director of IT for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), Bernas oversees all aspects of continuous NHANES operations and leads a team of analysts, database administrators, developers, testers, and infrastructure specialists. He monitors all NHANES IT systems, is responsible for system design for all pilot tests and feasibility studies, and ensures that all systems are in accordance with client specifications and expectations to meet the study’s nearly 24/7 data collection requirements.
Since 2017, Bernas has also served as systems director for the U.S. components of the Program for International Student Assessment and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, with large data collections for these surveys conducted simultaneously.
- BS, Computer Programming, University of Pittsburgh
Journal ArticlePathways through early psychosis care for U.S. youths from ethnically and racially minoritized groups: A systematic review
N. Myers, M. Hutnyan, T.C. Daley, I. Bello, M. Chacon, A. Currie, B.J. Davis, L.B. Dixon, P.E. George, A. Giannicchi, A.N. Kwashie, K.A. McCormick, P. Meyer-Kalos, A. Nagendra, S. Nayar, D.K. Sarpal, T.Y. Sepahpour, D.I. Shapiro, J. Taylor-Zoghby
Journal ArticleImmunogenicity of conjugated and polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccines administered during pregnancy or postpartum to women with HIV
Journal of Infectious Diseases
G. Duarte, P. Muresan, S. Ward, L. Laimon, S.I. Pelton, J. Canniff, A. Golner, F. Bone, L. Newton, T. Fenton, C.M. Coutinho, E.C. Joao, B.R. Santos, J.H. Pilotto, R.H. Oliveira, J.A. Pinto, E.S. Machado, R. Kreitchman, N. Chakhtoura, M.M. Mussi-Pinhata, A. WeinbergSOURCE
Journal ArticleRationale and design of a double-blind randomized non-inferiority clinical trial to evaluate one or two doses of vaccine against human papillomavirus including an epidemiologic survey to estimate vaccine eff
C. Porras, J.N. Sampson, R. Herrero, M.H. Gail, B. Cortés, A. Hildesheim, J. Cyr, B. Romero, J.T. Schiller, C. Montero, L.A. Pinto, J. Schussler, K. Coronado, M.S. Sierra, J.J. Kim, C.M. Torres, L. Carvajal, S. Wagner, N.G. Campos, R. Ocampo, T.J. Kemp, M. Zuniga, D.R.SOURCE