Research

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Contract-Based Research

Conference Presentations and Papers

Refereed Publications

  • Vasan S, Baker J, and Alcantara A. (2018) Use of Kernel Density and Raster Manipulation in GIS to Predict Population in New Mexico Census Tracts. Review of Economics & Finance, Vol.14, Issue 4.

  • Vasan S and Alcantara A (2016). GIS-based Methods for Estimating Missing Poverty Rates & Projecting Future Rates in Census Tracts. Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 6, Issue 3.

  • Chen C, Zhang, G. Yang J, Milton J, Alcantara, A. (2016). An Explanatory Analysis of Driver Injury Severity in Rear-End Crashes Using a Decision Table/Naïve Bayes (DTNB) Hybrid Classifier. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention 90:pp 95-107.

  • Wu Q, Zhang G, Ci Y, Wu L, Tarefder, & Alcantara A (2015) Exploratory Multinomial Logit Model-based Driver Injury Severity Analyses for Teenage and Adult Drivers in Intersection-Related Crashes. In: Traffic Injury Prevention, DOI:10.1080/15389588.2015.1100722. Link to this article at http://dxdoi.org/10.1080/15389588.2015.1100722.

  • Baker, J, Hill, K, Hurtado, M, Alcantara, A, Hunsinger, E, Sprague W. (2015) Microdemographic Determinants of Population Recovery Among the Northern Aché. Human Biology at http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol.

  • Baker J, Alcantara A, Ruan XM, Ruiz D, Crouse N, Vasan S. (2015) Sub-County Component Estimates Using Administrative Records: A Case-study in New Mexico. In: Emerging Techniques in Applied Demography. Nazrul Hoque and Lloyd Potter, Editors. New York: Springer. Pp. 63-80.

  • Vasan S, Alcantara A, Nefertari N, Ruan XM, Baker J. (2015) Geography is Destiny: Spatial Correlations in Poverty and Educational Attainment in a New Mexico School District. In: Emerging Techniques in Applied Demography. Nazrul Hoque and Lloyd Potter, Editors. New York: Springer. Pp. 225-246.

  • Baker J, Alcantara A, Ruan X. (2014) Spatial Weighting Improves Accuracy in Small Area Demographic Forecasts of Urban Populations. Journal of Population Research. DOI 10.1007/s12546-014-9137-1.

  • Baker J, Alcantara, A, Ruan XM, Watkins, K, Vasan S. (2013) A Comparative Evaluation of Error and Bias in Census Tract-Level Age/Sex-specific Population Estimates: Component I (Net-migration) vs Component III (Hamilton-Perry). Population Research and Policy Review. 32(6): pp 919-942.

  • Baker J, Alcantara A, Ruan XM, Vasan S. (2013) Research Article. An Evaluation of the Accuracy and Precision of Small-Area Demographic Estimates of Population at Risk and its Effect on Prevalence Statistics. Population Health Metrics. pp 11:24.

  • Baker, J, Alcantara, A and Ruan X. (2011) A Stochastic Version of the Brass P/F Ratio Adjustment of Age-Specific Fertility Schedules. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23222, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.023222.

  • Baker J, Alcantara, A., Ruan XM, Jones T, McDaniel M, Frey M. (2008) Density-dependence in Urban Housing Unit Growth: An Evaluation of the Pearl-Reed Model for Predicting Housing Unit Stock at the Census Tract Level. Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 33(2,3): 155-163.

Published Reports

  • Indian Education in New Mexico, 2025. A study commissioned by the NM Public Education Department, Indian Education Division. Co-principals: Ted Jojola, Tiffany Lee, Carlota Bird, Mary Belgarde, Beverly Singer, and Nancy Lopez. June 30, 2010.

  • Applications of the Cohort Component Model for Structuring Housing-Unit Based Total Population Estimates into Categories of Age and Sex: A Pilot Test in New Mexico. UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research, April 2008. Co-authors: Jack Baker and Xiaomin Ruan.

  • Population, Housing and Education in Lea County. UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research, November 2007. Under contract with Maddox Foundation, Hobbs, Lea County

  • Socio-Economic and Demographic Analysis of Lea-Eddy Energy Project. UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research, April 2007. Under contract with Gordon Environmental, Inc.

  • School District Enrollment Forecast: A Pilot Study. UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research, January 3, 2006. Co-author: Jack Baker. Under contract with the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority.

  • TV-I Reanalysis of the 2003 Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) for Program Policy. UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research, June 30, 2004. Funded by TV-I. Co-author: Jeremy Cook.

  • New Mexico in the 21st Century: State and County Population Projections, 2000-2030. UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research (CD-product), May 2004.

  • Understanding Welfare Reform in New Mexico. BBER/UNM, June 2002. Under contract with the NM State Legislative Council Service.

  • Working Disabled Individual Survey. BBER/UNM, February 2002. Under contract with the New Mexico Human Services Department Medical Assistance Division and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Project Succeed.

Refereed Presentations

  • Prediction of Driver Injury Severity in Rear-End Crashes: Decision Table and Naive Bayes Classification Approach. The 94th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., Jan. 2015. Co-authors: Cong Chen, Guohui Zhang, Jinfu Yang, and John C. Milton.

  • Women’s Status and Domestic Violence in the World. 50th Anniversary of the University of the Philippines Population Institute Symposium. Quezon City, Philippines. November 8, 2014.

  • Modeling and Examining Alcohol-Impaired Driver Behavior and Characteristics for Intersection-Related Crash Severities in New Mexico. The 92nd Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., Jan. 2013. Co-authors: Davis Aluengeh, Guohui Zhang, Adélamar Alcántara, and John C Stormont.

  • GIS-Based Methods for Estimating Poverty Rates in New Mexico Census Tracts. 2013 Southern Demographic Association Annual Meetings. Montgomery, Alabama. October 25, 2013. Coauthor: Srini Vasan.

  • Women's Reproductive Health, Infant Mortality, and HIV in Kenya: A Demographic View. 2013 Kenya Scholars and Studies Association Conference, Bowling Green University, September 6, 2013. Copresenter: Lindsey Coccari.

  • The Cost of Immigration to Asians in the United States. Asian Population Association Annual Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, August 27, 2012.

  • Demography and Maori Planning. Mana Kaitiaki-Environmental Planning and Decisionmaking Conference, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi University, Whakatane, New Zealand, November 25, 2010.

  • Status Attainment: Does Ethnic Origin Matter. Second Philippine Association of Latin American Studies International Conference: The Bicentennial of the Independence of Latin American Nations. Manila, Philippines, October 5-6, 2010.

  • Analyzing Census Data Using Basic Demographic Tools. Leading Change 2008: Blending Indigenous and Western Planning Tools, October 1-3, 2008, Anchorage, Alaska.

  • Panel Discussion on Filipino American Students Academic Performance in K-12 Public Schools: A Report from Ten Urban Communities, 8th National Empowerment Conference of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations, September 25-28, 2008, Seattle, Washington.

  • Filipinos in the United States: In Pursuit of the American Dream. Presented at the International Conference on the Hawaii Filipino Centennial, The Filipino Century Beyond Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. December 14, 2006.

  • Demographic and Socio-Economic Profile of American Indians. Presented at the New Mexico American Planning Association and Indigenous Planning Conference, Albuquerque, NM, December 8, 2006.

  • The Status of Filipino American Students. Presented at the 4th Filipino Global Networking Conference and NAFFAA 7th Empowerment Conference, 100 Year of Filipino Diaspora and Beyond, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 29, 2006.

  • The Census 2000 and the Future of Filipino Americans in the US. Presentation at the Region 6 National Federation of Filipino American Associations Regional Conference, Houston, Texas, September 2003.

Invited Presentations

  • Crossing Boundaries: The Future of Interdisciplinary Research. The Future of the City Symposium, University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning, April 12, 2013.

  • Gender Roles in Planning. California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California Ethnic Studies Program, February 1, 2013.

  • The Importance of Census Data In Regional and City Planning, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo College of Architecture and Environmental Design, January 31, 2013.

  • Rural to Urban Migration Trend Analysis from the Decennial Censuses. NM State Legislature Interim Committee on Rural and Economic Development. Santa Rosa, NM Blue Hole Conference Center, July 8, 2011.

  • Staying Ahead of the Demographic Curve. NM Mortgage and Finance Governor's Housing Summit. Hotel Albuquerque, November 5, 2010.

  • Migration, Education, and Poverty Status. Professor Christine Sierra’s Political Science class. University of New Mexico Dane Smith Hall, October 14, 2010.

  • Diversity in New Mexico: Implications for Growth. Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque, March 22, 2010.

  • Use of Basic Demographic and Statistical Techniques to Analyze Tribal Census and Economic Data. Planning for Indigenous Communities, Graduate Course in the Arizona State University School of Design, March 4, 2010.

  • Do New Mexicans Have To Leave The State For Their Economic Well-Being? Annual Data Users Conference, University of New Mexico Continuing Education, Albuquerque, NM, November 5. 2009.

  • Pay-off to Education: Who Benefits from Higher Education. Albuquerque Interfaith. October 22, 2009.

  • Who Leaves and Who Stays in New Mexico. NM Legislative Interim Committee on Rural and Economic Development, Taos, New Mexico, September 28, 2009.

  • Implications of the Decennial Census 2010 on Indigenous Communities in the USA. Indigenous Planning Class, School of Design, Arizona State University, April 13, 2009.

  • Changing Demographics and New Mexico’s Future. New Mexico Retired Educators’ Association, Belen, NM, April 9, 2009.

  • Regional Population Growth in the Southwest. 8th Annual New Partners For Smart Growth Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities, Albuquerque Convention Center, January 23, 2009.

  • Leadership, Diversity and Success. Keynote speaker at the Asian and Pacific Islander Conference sponsored by United States Forest Service Regional Office in Albuquerque, May 22, 2008.

  • Update of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research Population Projections. Presented at the 8th Annual Data Users Conference. Albuquerque, NM, November 2, 2006.

  • New Mexico Shortchanged: US Census Bureau Population Estimates and Projections. Presented at the FORUNM Quarterly Meeting, University of New Mexico Athletic Complex, June 9, 2006.

  • Overview of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research Population Projections: 2000 to 2030. Data Users Conference, UNM Continuing Education. November 13, 2005.

  • Population and School Enrollment Estimates and Projections Using Geocoded Administrative Data. Data Users Conference, UNM Continuing Education, November 13, 2005. (Copresenter: Michael McDaniel)

  • Poverty Trends in New Mexico. Presentation to the NM Legislative Oversight Committee on Welfare Reform. Ruidoso, October 2005.

  • Freedom for All: A Nation We Call Our Own. Keynote speech presented at Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration. Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM. May 25, 2004.

  • Understanding Poverty in New Mexico. Presentation to the NM Legislative Oversight Committee on Welfare Reform, Santa Fe, August 19, 2002.

  • Survival Strategies of Former TANF Recipients. Presentation at NM State Legislative Oversight Committee on Welfare Reform, June 9, 2002.

  • The Future of New Mexico According to the US Census 2000. Lecture at the Diversity Leadership Training Council Quarterly Meeting. Target Center, Albuquerque, March 20, 2002.