Physical Health

Examining health needs of female veterans

Little is known about the long-term health and mental health status of female Vietnam veterans. For many of these women, the effects of this war are still present in...

Discovering genetic links to rare bone marrow failure disorders

Westat is supporting research the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Clinical Genetics Branch is conducting on the course of inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IMBFS). Investigators are working to identify...

Charting early childhood development

The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K: 2011) was designed to provide detailed and comprehensive data that can be used to describe and to better understand...

Pooling and harmonizing data to answer questions about cancer

Many questions about cancer etiology, especially for rare cancers and cancer subtypes, can only be addressed with studies using large sample sizes. As a practical alternative to the challenge...

Finding the road to health in Tennessee

How do your travel habits affect your health? What impact does transportation have on your community? City planners in Tennessee are beginning to pay more attention to these questions,...

Adding up health care cost and coverage with MEPS

Westat has conducted the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey – Household Component (MEPS-HC) since it began in 1996. MEPS, which is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,...

Understanding the causes of Burkitt lymphoma

Burkitt lymphoma is the most common childhood cancer in Africa. The endemic form found in equatorial Africa mainly affects children ages 4 to 7 years and manifests itself as...

Studying the IDEAL way to age

The Insight into Determinants of Exceptional Aging and Longevity (IDEAL) Study, part of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA), is interested in studying exceptional agers, people who stay...

Examining late-life trends and trajectories

As the U.S. population ages, it is important that we understand trends in late-life functioning, how these differ for population subgroups, and the economic and social consequences of aging...

Supporting HIV/AIDS research

About 1/3 of people in the U.S. who are newly infected with HIV are ages 13 to 29, and 62% of them are African American and Hispanic. Between 60%...

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