Two UTSA alumni Dr. Alexis Santos-Lozada (pictured left), a Pennsylvania University professor and Dr. Jeffrey Howard, independent researcher who graduated from the Applied Demography program, published a study on mortality estimates related to Puerto Rico's death toll from Hurricane Maria. The Hurricane devastated Puerto Rico, but the government there reported a death toll lower than what the Santos' and Howard's study suggests. It estimates that the death toll could be 10 times higher than the government's official count.
Their work received national coverage from CNN and the New York Times.
Dr. Jeffrey Howard