Research Idea

UPDB Research IDEA
(Initiating Data Exploration and Analysis)

Many investigators have research ideas that may make use of the Utah Population Database. Usually the researcher has initial plans about the research design and various parameters that define a potential project.

To facilitate the development of these initial plans, to provide guidance on preparing RGE and IRB applications, and to initiate interaction between the Pedigree and Population Resource staff and the investigator, we suggest sending an email to to submit your research ideas. Once we receive this information, we will follow up with the investigator.

Contact Us

Utah Population Database Director
Karen Curtin, PhD, MStat

Utah Population Database Director, Research and Science
Diana Lane Reed, CCRP, Masters Certificate in Gerontology


HCI Senior Director Oversight
Tracy Onega, PhD, MS

Faculty Advisory Committee Chair
Jen Doherty, PhD, MS

Faculty Advisory Committee Members
Diana Brixner, PhD
Steven Guthery, MD
William Lowrance, MD, MPH
Barry Nangle, PhD
Andrew Post, MD, PhD
Erin Rothwell, PhD
Katharine Ullman, PhD
Michael Varner, MD