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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.



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

Research Interest

  • Autonomic and vascular responses to inflammation, oxidative stress and the activation of renin-angiotensin system.
  • Autonomic responses and maladaptations to physiological stressors in clinical and at-risk populations.
  • Cardiovascular responses and adaptations to exercise and environmental stressors.
  • Mechanisms contributing to the devolvement of the hyperadrenergic disease state.


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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
Low-dose ketamine affects blood pressure, but not muscle sympathetic nerve activity, during progressive central hypovolemia without altering tolerance.
Huang M, Watso JC, Moralez G, Cramer MN, Hendrix JM, Yoo JK, Badrov MB, Fu Q, Hinojosa-Laborde C, Crandall CG, J Physiol 2020 Oct
Low dose ketamine reduces pain perception and blood pressure, but not muscle sympathetic nerve activity, responses during a cold pressor test.
Watso JC, Huang M, Moralez G, Cramer MN, Hendrix JM, Cimino FA, Belval LN, Hinojosa-Laborde C, Crandall CG, J Physiol 2020 Oct
Interaction of Exercise Intensity and Simulated Burn Injury Size on Thermoregulation.
Belval LN, Cramer MN, Moralez G, Huang M, Cimino FA, Watso JC, Crandall CG, Med Sci Sports Exerc 2020 Aug
Dietary nitrate supplementation does not influence thermoregulatory or cardiovascular strain in older individuals during severe ambient heat stress.
Cramer MN, Hieda M, Huang M, Moralez G, Crandall CG, Exp. Physiol. 2020 Aug
Global Reach 2018 Heightened a-Adrenergic Signaling Impairs Endothelial Function During Chronic Exposure to Hypobaric Hypoxia.
Tymko MM, Lawley JS, Ainslie PN, Hansen AB, Hofstaetter F, Rainer S, Amin S, Moralez G, Gasho C, Vizcardo-Galindo G, Bermudez D, Villafuerte FC, Hearon CM, Circ Res 2020 Jul 127 2 e1-e13
The benefits of an unsupervised exercise program in persons with well-healed burn injuries within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
Huang M, Moralez G, Romero SA, Jaffery MF, Cramer MN, Petric JK, Nabasny AD, Crandall CG, Burns 2020 Jul

Honors & Awards

  • 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.
  • Wilderness Medical Society Research in Training Grant Award Recipient
  • Mentor Judge Travel Award for the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
  • Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. National Institutes of Health - National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • The American Physiological Society, Caroline tum Suden/Francis A. Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center, Dean's Award for Scholarly Excellence in Research Nominee, Selected by the Committee for Graduate studies
  • Young Investigator Award from Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

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)