About Us




Claudio Battaglini

claudio2011-resizeClaudio 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 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.

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Contact Dr. Battaglini at (919) 843-6045 or claudio@email.unc.edu




Program Coordinator:
Carly Bailey, MA
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Physical Activity and Wellness Coordinator


Exercise Trainers:
Jean Owen, M.A., Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Get REAL & HEEL, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

D.J. Amatuli, B.A., Certified Personal Trainer, Get REAL & HEEL, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill




Physicians/ Physicians Assistants:
Hyman Bernard Muss, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Director of Geriatric Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Division of Hematology and Oncology

Consultants/ Collaborators:
Shelton Earp, M.D. Professor and Director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Hyman Muss – Biosketch
Dr. Erik Hanson – Biosketch
Dr. William Wood – Biosketch
Dr. Kirsten Nyrop – Biosketch
Dr. Aaron Piepmeier – Biosketch
Dr. Lee Stoner – Biosketch
Dr. Donald Rosenstein
Dr. Norman E. Sharpless


Doctoral Students

Ms. Jordan Lee, M.A.
Mr. Chad Wagoner, M.A.