We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. Learn more here.
We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. Learn more here.
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Jonathan Blitstein

Posted on July 9, 2021 by -

Jonathan brings 25 years of research experience, with a focus on the evaluation of policies addressing nutrition assistance programs, community-based nutrition support, obesity prevention, and healthy decisionmaking in the retail food environment. He has supported numerous projects for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and has deep knowledge of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

At Westat Insight, Jonathan leads a variety of projects in the food and nutrition division. He develops study plans and data collection tools; implements primary data collection methodologies; and conducts quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods data analyses. Jonathan provides expertise in research design, survey methodology, evaluation of program and policy effectiveness, and continuous improvement assessment based on in-depth knowledge of social and behavioral theory and a thorough understanding of applied statistical principles.

Earlier, Jonathan was a senior public health psychologist at RTI International where his work covered a variety of public health topics including obesity prevention, tobacco control, community health, and chronic and infectious disease prevention. He has published widely and given numerous presentations on nutrition and safety net programs. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Memphis.