Dr. Santiago Lorenzo is an Associate Professor of Physiology at LECOM-Bradenton.  He earned his B.Sc. in Exercise and Movement Science, M.Sc. in Human Physiology, and Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology from the University of Oregon, Eugene.  He completed his Postdoctoral training at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and a M.Sc. in Medical Education from LECOM.

Research Interests

As a former Olympian in Track & Field, Dr. Lorenzo’s research interests include physiological responses to exercise, impact of environment on exercise performance in athletes, interventions related to the musculoskeletal system in athletes and non-athletes, and the effects of OMT on lower back pain.

Recent Publications

  • Miller M, Miller M, Weldon S, Cintron C, Kelleher C, Lorenzo S (2022) Influence of Stress on the Physiological and Psychological Well-Being of Medical Students, As Measured By Heart Rate Variability and the Perceived Stress Scale. Fortune Journal of Health Sciences. 5 (4), 560-566.
  • Qu C, Wu Z, Xu M, Lorenzo S, Dong Y, Wang Z, Qin F, and Zhao J. (2022) Cryotherapy on Subjective Sleep Quality, Muscle, and Inflammatory Response in Chinese Middle- and Long-Distance Runners After Muscle Damage. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 36 (10), 2883-2890.
  • Auger K, Shedlock G, Coutinho K, Myers N, and Lorenzo S. (2021) Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMT) and Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation (BEMER) Therapy on Lower Back pain. J Osteopath Medicine. 121(6), 561-569.
  • Lorenzo S, Nicotra C, Mentreddy A, Padia H, Stewart D, Hussein M, and Quinn T. (2019) The Assessment of Pulmonary Function After Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment vs Standard Pulmonary Rehabilitation in a Healthy Population. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 119(3), 155-163.
  • Francisco MA, Brunt VE, Jensen KN, Lorenzo S and Minson, CT (2017). Ten days of repeated local forearm heating does not affect cutaneous vascular function. Journal of Applied Physiology. 123(2), 310-316.
  • Vandermark LW, Lorenzo S and Chapman RF (2017). Altitude Training and Considerations for Performance in the Heat. In: Sport and Physical Activity in the Heat: Maximizing Performance and Safety. Ed. Casa DJ. Springer Nature. Berlin, Germany.
  • Zhao J, Lai L, Cheung S, Cui S, An N ,Feng W, Lorenzo S and Tian Y (2015). Hot Environments Decrease Exercise Capacity While Elevating Multiple Neurotransmitters Independent of Humidity. Life Sciences 141, 74-80.


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