Scott Cody

Senior Vice President & Sector Lead, Human Services

Scott Cody, MPP, joined Westat in January 2023 as a Senior Vice President and Sector Lead, Human Services. He provides leadership in strategic planning and implementation as well as general oversight of 2 practices—social policy and economics research, and education studies. 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.


  • MA, Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University
  • BA, Economics, College of Wooster

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