Elvis Alvarez Carnero, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Elvis Alvarez Carnero is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Translational Research Institute.  His research interests are centered around how exercise training influence exercise energy expenditure, body composition and adaptive thermogenesis in obesity.  Currently, he is working on developing new methods to study VO2 kinetics in metabolic chambers; the associations between VO2 kinetics and muscle respiration; and adaptive thermogenesis after bariatric surgery

As a professor and researcher at the University of Malaga (Spain) his research lines included exercise energy expenditure, adaptive thermogenesis and physical activity after high intensive training programs in obese women. He was also funded as PI by the Spanish Ministry of Competiveness and Economy to study the relation­ships between longitudinal changes of total daily energy expenditure and body composition in chil­dren and adolescents. Finally, he was interested in the morphological determinants of anaerobic and aerobic performance. As part of his academic activities, he has teaching and mentoring experience in Universities of Portugal, Spain and South Korea.

Dr. Elvis Alvarez Carnero received his PhD in sports science at the Faculty of Education Sci­ences, University of A Coruña, Spain and Exercise and Health Laboratory, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. Firstly, his studies included the influence of exercise training on exercise energy expenditure and adaptive thermogenesis, then he completed his training in tissue and molecular body composition assessment and the influence of exercise training type. He had been granted from the Portuguese Foundation of Sci­ence and Technology to study applications of magnetic resonance imaging for metabolism and body composition at the Endocrinology and Metabolism Department of the Faculty of Medi­cine, University of Pittsburgh, USA. 

Selected Publications

Calahorro Canada, F., G. Torres-Luque, I. Lopez Fernandez, A. Santos-Lozano, N. Garatachea and E. Alvarez Carnero (2015). "[Physical activity and accelerometer; methodological training, recommendations and movement patterns in school]." Nutr Hosp 31(1): 115-128.

Alvero-Cruz, J. R., M. Marfell-Jones, F. Alacid, P. Artero Orta, L. Correas-Gomez, F. Santonja Medina and E. A. Carnero (2014). "Comparison of two field methods for estimating body fat in different spanish dance disciplines." Nutr Hosp30(3): 614-621.

Amati, F., N. T. Broskey and E. A. Carnero (2014). "Evidence of systematic and proportional error in a widely used glucose oxidase analyser: impact for clinical research?" Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 80(5): 768-770.

Carnero, E. A., F. Amati, R. S. Pinto, M. J. Valamatos, P. Mil-Homens and L. B. Sardinha (2014). "Regional fat mobilization and training type on sedentary, premenopausal overweight and obese women." Obesity (Silver Spring) 22(1): 86-93.

Amati, F., J. J. Dube, E. Alvarez-Carnero, M. M. Edreira, P. Chomentowski, P. M. Coen, G. E. Switzer, P. E. Bickel, M. Stefanovic-Racic, F. G. Toledo and B. H. Goodpaster (2011). "Skeletal muscle triglycerides, diacylglycerols, and ceramides in insulin resistance: another paradox in endurance-trained athletes?" Diabetes 60(10): 2588-2597.

Dias Quiterio, A. L., E. A. Carnero, F. M. Baptista and L. B. Sardinha (2011). "Skeletal mass in adolescent male athletes and nonathletes: relationships with high-impact sports." J Strength Cond Res 25(12): 3439-3447.

Melo, X., H. Santa-Clara, J. P. Almeida, E. A. Carnero, L. B. Sardinha, P. M. Bruno and B. Fernhall (2011). "Comparing several equations that predict peak VO2 using the 20-m multistage-shuttle run-test in 8-10-year-old children." Eur J Appl Physiol 111(5): 839-849.

Tomas, M. T., M. H. Santa-Clara, E. Monteiro, T. Baynard, E. A. Carnero, P. M. Bruno, E. Barroso, L. B. Sardinha and B. Fernhall (2011). "Body composition, muscle strength, functional capacity, and physical disability risk in liver transplanted familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy patients." Clin Transplant 25(4): E406-414.

Alvero-Cruz, J. R., E. Alvarez Carnero, J. C. Fernandez-Garcia, J. Barrera Exposito, M. Carrillo de Albornoz Gil and L. B. Sardinha (2010). "[Validity of body mass index and fat mass index as indicators of overweight status in Spanish adolescents: Esccola Study]." Med Clin (Barc) 135(1): 8-14.

Quiterio, A. L., E. A. Carnero, A. M. Silva, F. Baptista and L. B. Sardinha (2009). "Weekly training hours are associated with molecular and cellular body composition levels in adolescent athletes." J Sports Med Phys Fitness 49(1): 54-63.

Quiterio, A. L., E. A. Carnero, A. M. Silva, B. C. Bright and L. B. Sardinha (2009). "Anthropometric models to predict appendicular lean soft tissue in adolescent athletes." Med Sci Sports Exerc 41(4): 828-836.

Minderico, C. S., A. M. Silva, K. Keller, T. L. Branco, S. S. Martins, A. L. Palmeira, J. T. Barata, E. A. Carnero, P. M. Rocha, P. J. Teixeira and L. B. Sardinha (2008). "Usefulness of different techniques for measuring body composition changes during weight loss in overweight and obese women." Br J Nutr 99(2): 432-441.

Quiterio, A. L., A. M. Silva, C. S. Minderico, E. A. Carnero, D. A. Fields and L. B. Sardinha (2009). "Total body water measurements in adolescent athletes: a comparison of six field methods with deuterium dilution." J Strength Cond Res23(4): 1225-1237.

Teixeira, P. J., P. Rocha, E. Carnero and L. B. Sardinha (2003). "Relationship between absorptiometry and ultrasound measurements of abdominal subcutaneous fat tissue in postmenopausal women." Acta Diabetol 40 Suppl 1: S76-78.

Sardinha, L. B., E. A. Carnero, S. Martins, T. Branco and P. J. Teixeira (2003). "Body surface area estimation and its impact on predicting appendicular skeletal muscle mass with a mechanistic model based on the Reference Man." Acta Diabetol 40 Suppl 1: S29-31.