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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 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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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
Mechanisms of sympathetic restraint in human skeletal muscle during exercise: role of a-adrenergic and nonadrenergic mechanisms.
Hansen AB, Moralez G, Romero SA, Gasho C, Tymko MM, Ainslie PN, Hofstätter F, Rainer SL, Lawley JS, Hearon CM, Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2020 07 319 1 H192-H202
Global REACH 2018: Andean highlanders, chronic mountain sickness and the integrative regulation of resting blood pressure.
Simpson LL, Meah VL, Steele AR, Gasho C, Howe CA, Dawkins TG, Busch SA, Oliver SJ, Moralez G, Lawley JS, Tymko MM, Vizcardo-Galindo GA, Figueroa-Mujíca RJ, Villafuerte FC, Ainslie PN, Stembridge M, Steinback CD, Moore JP, Exp Physiol 2020 Apr
Keeping Older Individuals Cool in Hot and Moderately Humid Conditions: Wetted Clothing with and without an Electric Fan.
Cramer MN, Huang M, Moralez G, Crandall CG, J. Appl. Physiol. 2020 Feb
Exercise Thermoregulation with a Simulated Burn Injury: Impact of Air Temperature.
Cramer MN, Moralez G, Huang M, Kouda K, Poh PYS, Crandall CG, Med Sci Sports Exerc 2019 Oct
Exercise Core Temperature Response with a Simulated Burn Injury: Effect of Body Size.
Cramer MN, Moralez G, Huang M, Kouda K, Poh PYS, Crandall CG, Med Sci Sports Exerc 2019 Sep
Progressive Exercise Training Improves Maximal Aerobic Capacity in Individuals with Well-Healed Burn Injuries.
Romero SA, Moralez G, Jaffery MF, Huang M, Cramer MN, Romain N, Kouda K, Haller RG, Crandall CG, Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 2019 Aug
Cardiac Structure and Function in Well-Healed Burn Survivors.
Samuel TJ, Nelson MD, Nasirian A, Jaffery M, Moralez G, Romero SA, Cramer MN, Huang M, Kouda K, Hieda M, Sarma S, Crandall CG J Burn Care Res 2019 Feb 40 2 235-241
No Thermoregulatory Impairment in Skin Graft Donor Sites during Exercise-Heat Stress.
Cramer MN, Moralez G, Huang M, Crandall CG Med Sci Sports Exerc 2019 Jan

Honors & Awards

  • UT Southwestern School of Health Professions Interdisciplinary Research Grant Award Recipient
  • 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)