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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Vasodilator function is impaired in burn injury survivors.
Romero SA, Moralez G, Jaffery MF, Huang M, Crandall CG Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 2018 Nov 315 5 R1054-R1060
Tolerance to a haemorrhagic challenge during heat stress is improved with inspiratory resistance breathing.
Huang M, Brothers RM, Ganio MS, Lucas RAI, Cramer MN, Moralez G, Convertino VA, Crandall CG Exp. Physiol. 2018 09 103 9 1243-1250
Effect of increases in cardiac contractility on cerebral blood flow in humans.
Ogoh S, Moralez G, Washio T, Sarma S, Hieda M, Romero SA, Cramer MN, Shibasaki M, Crandall CG Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 2017 Dec 313 6 H1155-H1161
Folic acid ingestion improves skeletal muscle blood flow during graded handgrip and plantar flexion exercise in aged humans.
Romero SA, Gagnon D, Adams AN, Moralez G, Kouda K, Jaffery MF, Cramer MN, Crandall CG Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 2017 Sep 313 3 H658-H666
Effects of dehydration on cerebrovascular control during standing after heavy resistance exercise.
Moralez G, Romero SA, Rickards CA, Ryan KL, Convertino VA, Cooke WH J. Appl. Physiol. 2012 Jun 112 11 1875-83
Digital infrared thermographic imaging for remote assessment of traumatic injury.
Cooke WH, Moralez G, Barrera CR, Cox P J. Appl. Physiol. 2011 Dec 111 6 1813-8
Control of cerebral blood velocity with furosemide-induced hypovolemia and upright tilt.
Romero SA, Moralez G, Rickards CA, Ryan KL, Convertino VA, Fogt DL, Cooke WH J. Appl. Physiol. 2011 Feb 110 2 492-8
Reduced Resting and Increased Elevation of Heart Rate Variability With Cognitive Task Performance in Concussed Athletes.
Huang M, Frantz J, Moralez G, Sabo T, Davis PF, Davis SL, Bell KR, Purkayastha S J Head Trauma Rehabil 2019 Jan/Feb 34 1 45-51

Honors & Awards

  • 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)