Biography

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Dr. Moralez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Clinical Research. He completed his Master of Science in Health and Kinesiology, with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology, at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2010. He later began his doctoral training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2012, graduating with a PhD in Biomedical Science in 2016. He then completed 3 years of post-doctoral training at The Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Dr. Moralez joined the Department of Applied Clinical Research in March 2019 and his primary research interests are in the assessment of autonomic cardiovascular responses to exercise, hypoxia and environmental stressors. Specifically, Dr. Moralez is interested in investigating the physiological mechanisms underlying the impaired autonomic control of sympathetic nerve activity to stressors in at-risk groups.

 

 

Education

Graduate School
Uni of North Tx Health Science (2016), Biomedical Sciences

Research Interest

  • Autonomic responses and maladaptations to physiological stressors
  • Autonomic responses to inflammation, oxidative stress and the activation of renin-angiotensin system
  • Cardiovascular responses and adaptations to exercise and environmental stressors
  • Central mechanisms contributing to the devolvement of the hyperadrenergic disease state

Publications

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Six months of unsupervised exercise training lowers blood pressure during moderate, but not vigorous, aerobic exercise in adults with well-healed burn injuries.
Watso JC, Romero SA, Moralez G, Huang M, Cramer MN, Johnson E, Crandall CG, J Appl Physiol (1985) 2022 Aug
Global REACH 2018: increased adrenergic restraint of blood flow preserves coupling of oxygen delivery and demand during exercise at high-altitude.
Hansen AB, Moralez G, Amin SB, Hofstätter F, Simpson LL, Gasho C, Tymko MM, Ainslie PN, Lawley JS, Hearon CM, J Physiol 2022 Jun
Adults with well-healed burn injuries have lower pulmonary function values decades after injury.
Watso JC, Romero SA, Moralez G, Huang M, Cramer MN, Jaffery MF, Balmain BN, Wilhite DP, Babb TG, Crandall CG, Physiol Rep 2022 May 10 10 e15264
Thermoregulatory Responses with Size-matched Simulated Torso or Limb Skin Grafts.
Cramer MN, Huang M, Fischer M, Moralez G, Crandall CG, Med Sci Sports Exerc 2021 Apr
Exercise Training Improves Microvascular Function in Burn Injury Survivors.
Romero SA, Moralez G, Jaffery MF, Huang MU, Engelland RE, Cramer MN, Crandall CG, Med Sci Sports Exerc 2020 Nov 52 11 2430-2436

Honors & Awards

  • Department of Applied Clinical Research, Outstanding Mentor Award
    (2021)
  • President's Award for Diversity and Humanism in Clinical Care Nominee
    (2021)
  • UT Southwestern School of Health Professions Interdisciplinary Research Grant Award Recipient
    (2020-2021)
  • Scholar (Cohort 7) Program to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (PRIDE-CVD) sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
    (2019)
  • Wilderness Medical Society Research in Training Grant Award Recipient
    (2018)
  • Mentor Judge Travel Award for the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
    (2017)
  • Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. National Institutes of Health - National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    (2016)
  • The American Physiological Society, Caroline tum Suden/Francis A. Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award
    (2016)
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center, Dean's Award for Scholarly Excellence in Research Nominee, Selected by the Committee for Graduate studies
    (2016)
  • Young Investigator Award from Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
    (2016)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Wilderness Medical Society (2018)
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) (2013)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (2009)
  • Texas Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine (2008)
  • American Physiological Society (2007)