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Mayra Santiago

Mayra Santiago, PhD. Temple University Department of Kinesiology

Associate Professor


267 Pearson Hall (048-01)
Philadelphia, PA 19122


  • B.A., Hollins College, Roanoke, VA
  • M.Ed., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • PhD., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN



I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology in the undergraduate program track of Exercise & Sport Science and the graduate somatic program area of Integrative Exercise Physiology. My area of focus in research at Temple University has been in the topic of exercise and physical activity promotion in individuals with physical disabilities. My current work focus is in teaching of Exercise Physiology classes at undergraduate and graduate level.


Jimenez, C.C., Santiago, M.C., Sitler, M.R., Boden, G.,Homko, C.J.  (2009). Insulin- sensitivity response to a single bout of resistive exercise in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.  Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 18, 564-571.

McBride, M.G., Kirshbom, P.M Gaynor, J.W., Ittenbach, R.F., Wernovsky, G., Clancy, R.R., Flynn, T.B.|, Hartman, D.M., Thomas L. Spray, T.L., Tanel, R.E., Santiago, M.C., Paridon, S.M. (2007). Late Cardiopulmonary and Musculoskeletal Exercise Performance Following Repair for Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection During Infancy.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 133, 1533-9.

Santiago, M.C. & Coyle, C.P.  (2004).  Leisure-time physical activity among women with physical disabilities.  Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 38, 188-205.

Santiago, M.C. & Coyle, C.P.  (2004). Leisure-time physical activity and secondary conditions among women with physical disabilities.  Disability and Rehabilitation: An International, Multidisciplinary Journal, 26, 485-94.

Miller, T.L., Mattacola, C.G., & Santiago, M.C  (2004).  Influence of varied, controlled distances from the crank axis on physiological responses during arm crank ergometry.  Journal of Exercise Physiology, 7(3), (available from URL: http://www.asep.org/files/MillerV2.pdf

Coyle, C.P. & Santiago. M.C.  (2002, July).  Health care utilization among women with physical disabilities.  Medscape Women Health eJournal, (serial online).  Available from: URL: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/433156.

Coyle, C.P., Santiago, M.C., Shank, J.W., Ma, G.X., & Boyd, R.  (2000).  Secondary conditions and women with physical disabilities: A descriptive study.  Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 81, 1380-7.