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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.


Wagoner, C., Lee, J., Battaglini, C.L. Community-based exercise programs and cancer related-related fatigue: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Supportive Care in Cancer (Accepted for publication)


Khosravi, N.,, Hanson, E., Farajivafa, V., Evans, W., Lee, J., Danson, E., C., Wagoner, C., Harrell, E.,  Sullivan, E., Nyrop, K., Muss, H., Bartlett, D.,  Jensen, B., Haghighat, S.,  Molannouri Shamsi, M., L. Battaglini, C.L. Exercise-induced modulation on monocytes in breast cancer survivors, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity -Health (Accepted for publication)


da Silva, A., Prestes, J., Battaglini, C.L. Marques, P., França, N., de Melo, G. The effects of a 21 days combined aerobic and resistance exercise training intervention plus caloric restriction on metabolic risk factors in elderly women. Revista Portuguesa de Ciencias do Desporto (In- Press)


Yanfei, L., Jun’e, L, Wah Mak Y., Battaglini, C.L., Chen, G. Design and implementation of exercise prescription for prevention of arm lymphedema in breast cancer survivors, Chinese Nursing Management; 2021,21(2): 319-324. 

Hanson, E., Stopforth, C., Alzer, M., Carver, J., Lucas, A., Whang, Y., Milowsky, M., Harrison, M., Hayes, A., Bitting, R., Bartlett, D., Deal, A., Hackney, A.C., Battaglini, C.L.  Body composition, physical function and quality of life in healthy men and across different stages of prostate cancer, Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases; 2021,


Orleans-Pobee, M., Browne, J., Ludwig, K., Merritt, C., Battaglini, C.L., Fredrik Jarskog, L., Penn, D. Physical activity can enhance life (PACE-Life): Results from a 10-week walking intervention. Journal of Mental Health, 2021, DOI: 10.1080/09638237.2021.1875403


Battaglini, C.L. Editor Welcome. J. of Sci. In Sport and Exercise. 2020 2, 189.


Zieff G., Bates, L., Kerr, Z., Moore, J., Hanson, E., Battaglini, C.L., Stoner, L. Target sedentary behavior as a feasible health strategy during COVID-19.TBM. 2020, 1-6.


Hanson, E.D., Sakkal, S., Que, S., Cho, E., Spielmann, G., Kadife,  E., Violet, J., Battaglini, C.L., Stoner, L.,  Bartlett,  D., McConell, G., Hayes , A. Natural Killer cell mobilisation and egress following acute exercise in men with prostate cancer. Exp Physiol. 2020, Jul 26. Doi: 10.1113/EP088627. [Epub ahead of print]


Dinato de Lima, F., Battaglini, C.L., Chaves, S., Ugliara, L, Sarandy, J.,Lima, R., Bottaro, M. Effect of strength and performance fatigability of breast cancer survivors; A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2020 Oct; 45(10): 1165-1173. Doi: 10.1139/apnm-2020-0166.


Hirschey, R., Leak Bryant, A., Macek, C., Battaglini, C.L., Santacroce, S., Courneya, K., Walker, J., Avishai, A., Sheeran, P. Predicting physical activity among cancer survivors: Meta-analytic path modeling of longitudinal studies, Health Psychol. 2020 Apr;39(4):269-280. Doi 10.1037/hea0000845.


Dinato de Lima, F., Battaglini, C.L., Chaves, S., Ugliara, L, Sarandy, J., Bottaro, M. The Effect of Familiarization on the Reliability of Isokinetic Assessment in Breast Cancer Survivors, J. of Sci. In Sport and Exercise. 2020 [Epub ahead of print]


Wood, W., Weaver, M., Smith-Ryan, A., Hanson, E, Shea, T., Battaglini, C.L. Lessons learned from a pilot clinical trial of home-based exercise prescription before allogenic hematopoietic cell transplantation, Support Care Cancer. 2020 Feb 28. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05369-1. [Epub ahead of print]


Aleixo, G, Shachar, S., Nyrop, K.A., Muss HB, Battaglini, C.L., Williams, GR. Bioelectrical Impedance (BIA) for the assessment of sarcopenia in patients with cancer: A systematic review, Oncologist. 2019 Nov 12. pii: theoncologist. 2019-0600. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2019-0600. [Epub ahead of print]


King, M., Battaglini, C.L. Tensegrity: A Novel Conceptual Framework for Rehabilitation of Functional Deficits for Breast Cancer Survivors. J. of Sci. In Sport and Exercise. 2019


Borror, M. Mazzoleni, J. Coppock, B. C. Jensen, W. A. Wood, B. Mann, C.L. Battaglini. Predicting oxygen uptake responses during cycling at varied intensities using an artificial neural network, Biomedical Human Kinetics. 2019 11,60-68, DOI: 10.2478/bhk-2019-0008


Martin, E., Battaglini, C.L. Health status of live theaters actors: A systematic literature review, Med Probl Perform Art. 2019 Jun;34(2):108-117. doi: 10.21091/mppa.2019.2010.


Wagoner, C., Hanson, E., Ryan, E., Wood, W., Jensen, B., Lee, J. Brooks, R., Coffman, E., Battaglini, C.L. 2-weeks of lower body resistance training enhances cycling tolerability to improve precision of maximal cardiopulmonary exercise testing in sedentary middle-aged females, Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2019 Mar 11. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2018-0623. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:30856340


Hanson, ED. Danson, E., Evans, W., Wood, W., Battaglini, C.L., Sakkal. Exercise Increases mucosal-associated invariant T cell cytokine expression but not activation or homing markers. S. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Feb; 51(2):379-388. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001780


Frank BS, Hackney AC, Battaglini C.L., Blackburn T, Marshall SW, Clark M, Padua DA. Movement profile influences systemic stress and biomechanical resilience to high training load exposure. J Sci Med Sport. 2019 Jan;22(1):35-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.05.017. Epub 2018 May 25. PMID: 29983354


Hanson, E. D., S. Sakkal, W. S. Evans, J. A. Violet, Battaglini, C.L. G. K. McConell and A. Hayes. Altered stress hormone response following acute exercise during prostate cancer treatment. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2018 28(8): 1925-1933. doi: 10.1111/sms.13199. Epub 2018 May 8.


Teel EF, Marshall SW, Appelbaum LG, Battaglini C.L., Carneiro KA, Guskiewicz KM, Register-Mihalik JK, & Mihalik JP. A randomized controlled trial investigating the feasibility and adherence to an aerobic training program in healthy individuals. J Sport Rehabil. 2019 Jan 30:1-7. doi: 10.1123/jsr.2018-0007. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29952695


Teel EF, Register-Mihalik JK, Appelbaum LG, Battaglini C.L., Carneiro KA, Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW, Mihalik JP. Randomized controlled trial evaluating aerobic training and common sport-related concussion outcomes in healthy participants. J of Athl Train. 2018 Dec;53 (12):1156-1165. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-7-18. Epub 2018 Dec. 18.


Khosravi, N., Hanson, ED., Farajivafa, V., Agha-Alinejad, H., Haghighat, S., Molannouri Shamsi, M., Evans, W., Lee, JT., Danson, E., Wagoner, C., Harrell, E., Nyrop, K., Muss, H., Bartlet, D., Battaglini, C.L. Changes in monocyte populations following acute aerobic exercise, in breast cancer survivors, Iranian Quarterly Journal of Breast Disease. 2018; 11(1):7.


Coffman EM, Bryant AL, Deal AM, Wang Y, Hanson ED, Phillips B, Foster M, Wood WA, Bailey C, Muss H, Battaglini C.L. Feasibility and Safety of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Acute Leukemia Patients during Induction Chemotherapy. Ann Hematol Oncol. 2018; 5(1): 1188.


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 Aug;26(8):2663-2673. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4110-8. Epub 2018 Feb 22.


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 48: 1479.


Frank, B., Blackburn, T., Battaglini, C.L., Hackney, t., Marshall, S. Padua, D. Movement efficiency profile affects knee loading responses to a controlled acute exposure to high metabolic and mechanical training load, Physical Therapy in Sports. 2018 Nov: Volume 28, e14: DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2017.08.043


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