Research Team

Dr. DeLorenzo, Robert

Robert A. De Lorenzo, MD, MSCI, MSM, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Research Director

Currently at UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) he also holds the position of Vice Chair of Faculty Development.  Additionally he is an Adjoint Faculty Member in the Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio & UTHSA. Dr. De Lorenzo completed his emergency medicine residency at Wright State University and completed fellowships in EMS and research. He has been board certified in emergency medicine for nearly 25 years. He is the author of two textbooks in emergency medical services and has published over 200 scientific papers, medical articles, and textbook chapters. He retired from the US Army with after a career spanning 32 years including two combat tours in Iraq. He is past president of the Government Services Chapter of ACEP and past Chair of the Public health and Injury Prevention Committee. Dr. De Lorenzo has been invited to serve on numerous national-level advisory panels including the US Department of Justice, Health and Human Services, National Guard Bureau, Department of Defense, and Department of Transportation. His professional interests include research in airway management, acute preoperative management of open fractures, simulation modeling for life saving interventions, traumatic brain injury, intraosseous infusions, and medical device evaluations.  Dr. De Lorenzo resides in San Antonio.

Patricia Sanchez

Patricia Sanchez
Administrative Assistant Associate

Patricia supports Dr. Robert  A. De Lorenzo and the Research Team.  Facilitating and assisting:  Research endeavors – Faculty Development –Previous Experience:  15+ yrs. of Administrative Assistance experience, SA, TX., Bexar Credentials Verification, Credentialing, Operations Manager SA, TX, Bexar Credentials Verification, Victory Medical Center San Antonio, Executive Assistant / Credentialing, SA, TX, Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of San Antonio, Executive Assistant / Credentialing, SA, TX.

Alexander Hood

Alex Hood, B.A.
Research Area Specialist Intermediate

In this position Alex primarily supports the Placement of Antibiotic Powder in Wounds During the Emergency Room (POWDER) Study. He is responsible for patient recruitment, obtaining informed consent at both University Hospital and BAMC EDs and Trauma clinics. He performs all study-related tasks, including screening and enrolling subjects, monitoring and recording patient outcomes, ensuring ongoing IRB compliance, managing subject data, and patient specimen processing. In addition to his work on the POWDER study, Alex briefly served as interim study coordinator for the Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma for Outpatients (C3PO) NIH study, and currently assists with pre-award grant management for multiple projects. Prior to coming to UT Health San Antonio, Alex received his BA in Psychology and Liberal Arts Honors with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He volunteered on multiple research projects in the field of clinical psychology during his undergraduate career. Outside of work, Alex produces artworks (predominantly landscapes) in oils and in digital media, is a singer/songwriter, and is an avid outdoorsman, hiker, and biker.

Carrillo, Jennifer, BS

Jennifer Carrillo, B.S.
Research Area Specialist Associate

Jennifer Carrillo is a research assistant in the department of emergency medicine. She joined us shortly after getting her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, TX.

After joining Dr. Alison Bray’s research team, she participated in a USDA grant study on Catahoula rice plants and was drawn toward pursing something in research post-graduation. Jennifer is actively pursuing her certification with an associate degree to be a surgical technician at Baptist Health School of Health Professions. She enjoys cooking with her family, spending time outdoors and playing volleyball in her free time

Soto, Alex

Alex Soto, M.B.S.
Research Area Specialist Associate

Cantu, Daniel

Daniel Cantu, B.S.
Research Area Specialist Associate