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Leandro Campos de Brito, PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences


Leandro received a B.S. in Movement Sciences from Paulista University, an M.S and a Ph.D in Human Physiology from University of São Paulo, in Brazil, with an internship period in the University Oregon at Department of Human Physiology. Leandro is currently the executive director (not-stipendiary) of Department of Physical Activity of the Brazilian Hypertension Society (mandate 2021-2022). Leandro joined Dr. Thosar`s group as a postdoctoral fellow in March 2022. Dr. Brito studies the inter-relationship among exercise physiology, circadian biology and cardiovascular healthy to propose new chronotherapeutic exercise-based interventions against cardiovascular risk in vulnerable populations.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.S., 2008, Paulista University
    • M.S., 2013, University of São Paulo
    • Ph.D., 2018, University of São Paulo
  • Internship

    • Internship Ph.D in Human Physiology, 2017, University of Oregon

Memberships and associations:

  • Brazilian Hypertension Society
  • Sleep Research Society

Areas of interest

  • Sleep
  • Circadian Biology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Cardiovascular Diseases


Selected publications

  • BRITO.LC; MARIN, T.C; AZEVÊDO, L; ROSA-SILVA, J; SHEA S.A; THOSAR, S.S. Chronobiology of exercise: evaluating the best time to exercise for greater cardiovascular and metabolic benefits. COMPREHENSIVE PHYSIOLOGY. IN PRESS
  • BRITO, L. C.; PEÇANHA, T.; FECCHIO, R.; REZENDE, R.; SOUSA, P.; SILVA-JÚNIOR, N; ABREU, A.; SILVA, G; MION-JUNIOR, D; HALLIWILL, J.; FORJAZ, C. Morning vs Evening Aerobic Training Effects on Blood Pressure in Treated Hypertension. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, v. 51, p. 653-662, 2019. DOI:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001852.
  • BRITO, L. C.; PEÇANHA, T.; FECCHIO, R.; ABREU, A.; SILVA, G; MION-JUNIOR, D; HALLIWILL, J.; FORJAZ, C. Comparison of morning versus evening aerobic-exercise training on heart rate recovery in treated hypertensive men: a randomized controlled trial. Blood Pressure Monitoring, a head of print. 2021. DOI: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000545.
  • Brito LC, Queiroga T, Franco RR, Passone CGB, Lopes MC, Shea SA, Bueno C, Soster LMSFA. Cardiac autonomic control during non-rem and rem sleep stages in paediatric patients with prader-willi syndrome. J Sleep Res. 2021 Jun;30(3):e13165. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13165.
  • Oliveira GF, Marin TC, Apolinário N, Rosa-Silva J, Azevêdo L, Ceciliato J, Silva-Batista C, Brito LC. Association of morningness-eveningness preference with physical activity during the covid-19 pandemic social distancing: a cross-sectional survey in Brazil. Chronobiol Int. 2021 May 25;:1-9. doi: 10.1080/07420528.2021.1931276.
  • OLIVEIRA-SILVA, L.; PECANHA, T.; FECCHIO, R. Y.; REZENDE, R; ABREU, A; SILVA, G; MION-JUNIOR, D; CIPOLLA-NETO, J.; FORJAZ, C; BRITO, L. C. Poor sleep quality is associated with cardiac autonomic dysfunction in treated hypertensive men. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, v. 22, p. 1, 2020. DOI: 10.1111/jch.13949
  • Ceciliato J, Costa EC, Azevêdo L, Sousa JC, Fecchio RY, Brito LC. Effect of resistance training on arterial stiffness in healthy subjects: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2020 Jul 15;22(8):51. doi: 10.1007/s11906-020-01065-x
  • BRITO, L.C.; AZEVEDO, L. M.; PEÇANHA, T; Fecchio, R. Y; REZENDE, R; SILVA, G; ABREU, A; MION-JUNIOR, D; HALLIWILL, J. R.; FORJAZ, C. Effects of ACEi and ARB on post-exercise hypotension induced by exercises conducted at different times of day in hypertensive men. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension, v. 42(8): p. 722-727, 2020. DOI: 10.1080/10641963.2020.1783546
  • Oliveira GF, Marin TC, Forjaz CLM, Brito LC. Exercise training and endothelial function in hypertension: effects of aerobic and resistance training. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2021 May;116(5):948-949. doi: 10.36660/abc.20210111.
  • BRITO, L. C.; ELY, M. R. ; SIECK, D. C. ; MANGUM, J. E. ; LARSON, E. A. ; MINSON, C. T. ;   FORJAZ, C. L. M. ; HALLIWILL, J. R. Effect of Time of Day on Sustained Postexercise Vasodilation Following Small Muscle-Mass Exercise in Humans. Frontiers in Physiology, v. 10, p. 762, 2019. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00762


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