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Santiago Lorenzo, BA, MS, PHD

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Undergraduate courses taught: HLTH 201, HLTH 416, NAT 210, NAT 211, NAT 212, NUT 304, NUT 401, PFT 101, PHL 201, PHL 202, PSY 303, RES 301

Graduate courses taught: CAP 501, NAT 501, NAT 502, NUT 504, RES 501

Dr. Santiago Lorenzo was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He moved to the United States in 1999 with a scholarship from the University of Oregon to compete in track & field. He received his B.S. (Exercise and Movement Science), M.S. (Exercise Physiology), and Ph.D. (Exercise and Environmental Physiology) from the University of Oregon. His graduate research focused on understanding the physiological mechanisms by which heat, cold, or altitude affect exercise performance in athletes. He has had a number of high impact publications in top peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Physiology, and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

After finishing his doctorate in April 2010, Dr. Lorenzo moved to Dallas (TX) to do a postdoctoral fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He conducted research studies investigating mechanisms of shortness of breath with exertion in obese individuals until June 2012. Recently, Dr. Lorenzo earned a M.S. in Medical Education from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lorenzo currently resides in Sarasota, FL, where he is a full-time faculty member at a medical school.  He loves teaching and interacting (in person and online) with students.

During his time as an athlete, Dr. Lorenzo won the Conference Title twice and became the NCAA Champion in 2001. He is also proud to be an Olympian in the decathlon as he I competed for Argentina in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

In his spare time Dr. Lorenzo serves as a consultant in physiology, and enjoys being a soccer referee in youth, college, and professional leagues. Dr. Lorenzo’s biggest joy in life is to spend time with his family and be the best husband and father he can possibly be.