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The Wisconsin RDC is located in the Sewell Social Sciences Building in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, and serves a strongly interdisciplinary community of researchers from business, economics, consumer sciences, education, demography, public health and public policy, and sociology.

Executive Director

Yang Wang

Yang Wang, Ph.D.

Yang Wang is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Professor Wang is a health economist by training and focuses her research on examining 1) the effects of childhood exposure to public policies on adult health and other measures of socio-economic status, 2) the effects of public policies on formal and informal care for older adults, and 3) the effects of public policies on domestic violence. She is an affiliate of the Center for Demography and Ecology, Institute for Research on Poverty, Center for Demography on Health and Aging, Center for Financial Security, and School of Business at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is also an associate editor of Health Economics.

Contact Information

Osley Thomas_Robert

Robert Osley-Thomas, Ph.D., Administrator

Wisconsin Research Data Center
1180 Observatory Drive
3308 WHS Social Science Building
Madison, WI  53706-1320


Email Robert Osley-Thomas

Partner Institutions

The operation of each Federal Statistical Research Data Center (RDC) is supported by both the Census Bureau and RDC partner institutions. Some RDC partner institutions form consortiums to share the operational costs of the RDC and may waive user fees for their affiliates. Several RDCs have built branch locations to reduce the cost of researchers commuting to the core location while still maintaining the identical stringent information technology and physical security requirements.

Page Last Revised - April 1, 2022
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