Training Paradigms in Applied Demography

Penn State University faculty Alexis Santos, Stephen Matthews, and Gordon De Jong (affiliates of the Applied Demography Program) define the three paradigms of Applied Demography training. This article presents a comprehensive assessment of how academic programs approach the training of future generations of applied demographers. The article was published on Pages 10-11 of the Summer 2017 edition of the Population Association of America's newsletter.

Researchers Raise new questions about Hurricane death toll in Puerto Rico

Dr. Alexis Santos, director of graduate studies in applied demography at Pennsylvania State University, and Jeffrey Howard, a demographer and epidemiologist at the US Department of Defense, found an estimated 518 more people died in Puerto Rico in September 2017, the month of Hurricane Maria, than died during previous Septembers on the island. the article was published on on November 29, 2017.