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Wasatch Front Research Data Center (WFRDC)


Opened in August 2020, the Wasatch Front Research Data Center (WFRDC) is a member of the national network of Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC), and serves the urban core of Utah, often called the Wasatch Front, as well as the state and the Intermountain region. The WFRDC is a secure research environment used by qualified researchers with approved projects where they can analyze restricted data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies. Major research institutions along the Wasatch Front, including the University of Utah, Utah State University, Brigham Young University and Departments within the Utah government are invited to propose RDC studies in demography, population health, economics, and geographic and spatial analysis. The WFRDC also supports approved projects that link selected data from the Utah-specific health data housed in the Utah Population Database to the restricted data in the FSRDC network.

Executive Director

Lori Kowaleski Jones

Lori Kowaleski-Jones, Ph.D.

Lori Kowaleski-Jones is a sociologist, with training in family demography and public policy. Her current work is centered on the physical and social health of individuals with a focus on how public policy, food insecurity, neighborhood environments, and family factors maximize individual well-being across the life course.

Contact Information


Bryce Hannibal, P.h.D., Administrator
Wasatch Front Research Data Center
260 S. Central Campus Dr. Ste.3550
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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Page Last Revised - November 3, 2023
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