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Claudio L. Battaglini, Ph.D., FACSM

Professor – Exercise Physiology
Director, Graduate Exercise Physiology Program
Co-Director, Exercise Oncology Laboratory

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

(919) 843-6045  |


Claudio L .Battaglini, PhD, is a 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 Exercise Oncology Research Laboratory (EORL) and the Get REAL & HEEL Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program and. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Battaglini has published over 180 journal articles and scientific abstracts and 5 textbooks chapters related to exercise oncology. Dr. Battaglini was the 2017 recipient of the Lifetime Distinguished Leadership Award in Sports and Health at Dana-Faber/Harvard Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical Center for his research in exercise oncology, the 2015 UNC C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards and the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for Research, 2010 the 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.


Coffman, E., Deal, A.M., Hanson, E., Bryant, A.L., Battaglini, C.L., Feasibility and Safety of Administering a CPET During Induction Chemotherapy in AML Patients Participating in an Exercise Program.  Ann Hematol Oncol, (2018). (In-Print)

Theresa Coles, T., Bennett, A., Tan, X., Battaglini, C.L., Sanoff, H., Basch, E., Jensen, R., Reeve, B. Relationship between sleep and exercise as colorectal cancer survivors transition off treatment, Supportive Care Cancer. (2018.) (In-Print)

Borror, A., Zieff, G., Battaglini, C.L., Stoner, L. The effects of post-prandial exercise on glucose control in individuals with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review. Sports Med (2018). [Epub ahead of print]

Mazzoleni, M., Battaglini, C.L., Martin, K., Coffman, E., Ekaidat, J., Wood, W., Mann, B. Predicting Maximal Heart Hate and Maximum Oxygen Uptake From a Submaximal Cycle Ergometer Test Using a Dynamical System Model and Heuristic Parameter Estimation Algorithm. Sports Eng (2017) Jul 15: DOI 10.1007/s12283-017-0242-1 [Epub ahead of print]

Bryant, A.L., Deal, A.M., Battaglini, C. L., Phillips, B., Pergolotti, M., Coffman, E., Foster, M., Wood, W. A., Bailey, C., Hackney, A.C., Mayer, D. K., Muss, H., Reeve, B.B. The Effects of Exercise on Patient-Reported Outcomes and Performance-Based Fitness in Adults with Acute Leukemia undergoing Induction Chemotherapy: Exercise and Quality of Life in Leukemia (EQUAL). Integr Cancer Ther. (2017) Mar 1:1534735417699881. doi: 10.1177/1534735417699881. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28627275

Dinato de Lima, F., de Oliveira, R., Valeriano, R., Cruz, L.,, Vieira, C.,, Battaglini, C.L. , Bottaro, M. Cancer related fatigue and muscle quality in Hodkings Lymphoma Survivors. Integr Cancer Ther (2017) Jun 1:1534735417712009. doi: 10.1177/1534735417712009. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28617061

Bryant, A.L., Walton, A.M., Phillips, B., Bailey, C., Pergolotti, M., Mayer, D. K., Battaglini, C.L. Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Exercise for Recently Treated Adults with Acute Leukemia. Onc Nurs Forum, (2017) Jun; 44(4), 413-420 DOI:10.1188/17

Evans, E., Hackney, A.C., McMurray, R., Randell, S., Muss, H., Battaglini, C.L. The Impact of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Catecholamine and Cortisol Responses in Breast Cancer Survivors. Int J Sports Med. (2016) Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Browne, J., Battaglini, C.L., Penn, D. Workout by Walking (WOW): A pilot Exercise Program for Individuals with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders. J Nerv Ment Dis. (2016) Jul 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Wood, W.A., Phillips, B., Smith-Ryan, A., Wilson, D., Deal A.M., Bailey, C., Meeneghan, M., Reeve, B., Basch, E., Bennett, A., Shea, T., Battaglini C.L. Personalized home-based interval exercise training may improve cardiorespiratory fitness in cancer patients preparing to undergo hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. (2016) Jul;51(7):967-72. doi: 10.1038/bmt.2016.73. Epub 2016 Mar 21.

Berry, N., Wildeman, L., Shields, E., and Battaglini, C.L. The Effects of a 10Km Run and 30Km Cycling Time-Trial on Ventilatory Threshold during the Final Leg of an ITU Duathlon Simulation in the Laboratory in Highly-trained Multi-Sport Athletes. J Sport Sci & Med. (2016) May 23;15(2):247-53

Hanson, E., Wagoner, C., Anderson, T., and Battaglini, C.L. The independent effects of strength training in cancer survivors: a systematic review. Curr Oncol Rep. (2016) May;18(5):31. doi: 10.1007/s11912-016-0511-3 [Epub ahead of print]