Claudio L. Battaglini, Ph.D., FACSM

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
125 Fetzer Hall CB# 8700
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Professional Summary

Claudio L .Battaglini, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science (Exercise Physiology Specialization) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Battaglini received his BS degree from the Catholic University of Brasilia Brazil (1992) and his MA (1999) and PhD from the University of Northern Colorado in 2004. Dr. Battaglini’s research focuses on the effects of acute and chronic exercise on physiological, psychological, and physical functioning in cancer patients. He directs the Integrative Exercise Oncology Laboratory (IEOL) and the Get REAL & HEEL Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program and. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Battaglini has published over 100 journal articles and scientific abstracts and 3 textbooks chapters related to exercise oncology. Dr. Battaglini was the 2010 recipient of Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring presented by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to Dr. Battaglini’s involvement in exercise oncology research, he was an international level endurance sports coach, with some of his athletes achieving World Champion status, Pan-American Champion status, and Olympic Game appearances.



Spector, D., Amos, K., Battaglini, C. A Pilot Study of a Home-based Motivational Exercise Program for African-American Breast Cancer Survivors: Clinical and Quality of Life Outcomes. Integrative Cancer Therapies (In-press).

Spector, D., Groff, D., Battaglini, C. Perceived exercise barriers and facilitators among ethnically diverse breast cancer survivors. Oncol Nurs Forum (In-press)

Wood, W., Deal, A., Abernethy, A., Basch, E., Hie, Y., Whitley, J., Shatten, C., Serody, J., Shea,T., Reeve, B., Battaglini, C. Cardiopulmonary Fitness in Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Pilot Study. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. [Epub ahead of print]; 2013, PMID: 23584437.

Wood, W., Deal, A., Abernethy, A., Basch, E., Battaglini, C., Hie, Y., Whitley, J., Shatten, C., Serody, J., Shea,T., Reeve, B. Feasibility of Frequent Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Surveillance in Patients Receiving Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. [Epub ahead of print]; 2013, PMID: 23253558.

Harrignton S., Padua, D., Battaglini, C., and Michener, L. Upper extremity strength and range of motion and their relationship to function in breast cancer survivors, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, Early, Online: 1–8, 2013.

Battaglini, C., Hackney A.C., and Goodwin, M. Cancer Cachexia: Muscle Physiology and Exercise Training, Cancers. 4, 1247-1251, 2012.

Jones, LW., PItuskin, E., and Battaglini, C. Exercise Training in Oncology: Systematic Review and Clinical Practices. Health and Fitness Journal of Canada, ISSN 1920-6216, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012.

A.C. Hackney, A.C., Hosick, P., Myer, A., Rubin, D., and Battaglini, C.. Testosterone responses to intensive interval vs. steady-state endurance exercise. J. Endocrinol. Invest. 35:947-950, 2012.

Martin, E., Battaglini, C., Groff, D., & Naumann, F. Improving muscular endurance with the MVe Fitness Chair in breast cancer survivors: A feasibility and efficacy study. J Sci Med Sport. S1440-2440(12)00186-7. doi: 10.1016, 2012.