Professor & IDSER Director
Phone Number 210-458-6530
Room MNT 4.470
I was appointed as the Texas State Demographer in June of 2010 and I direct of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research and the Texas State Data Center at UTSA. My research interests are in applied demography with a particular focus on health, education, energy, and water. My current work focuses upon understanding and communicating demographic processes in Texas, examining patterns and characteristics associated with energy and water consumption, exploring patterns of educational attainment, and working to describe mental health issues among Hispanics.
Demography and demographic methods; epidemiology; suicide; violence; mental health; demographics of water and energy consumption.
M.P.H 1993 Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
Ph.D. 1989 Sociology/Demography, The University of Texas at Austin
M.S. 1981 Education, University of Houston Clear Lake
B.S. 1979 Sociology, Texas A&M University