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Cynthia A Battie


Public Health | Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise


Cardiovascular Health Risk Factors / Metabolic Syndrome in Asian American Women (with Dr. Irma Ancheta


B.S., Biological Sciences - 1972

University of California, Irvine 


Ph.D., Anatomy School of Medicine,- 1977

University of California, Los Angeles 



MPH Program -2011-2013
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA Visiting Professor

Dept. of Molecular Biology & Chemistry
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

Dept of Biology - 2010- 2011
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA Visiting Professor


Dept. of Public Health 1997-2003
University of North Florida,
Jacksonville, FL Professor,
Associate Professor (Tenured) 2003


School of Medicine, School of Biological Sciences - 1990-1997

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO Assistant Professor
Associate Professor (Tenured) 1984-1990

Dept. of Biology, 1980-1984
Northern Illinois University,
DeKalb, IL Assistant Professor


Neurology Service, 1979-1980
VA Medical Center
Kansas City, MO Research Associate


Dept. of Biochemistry, 1977-1979
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine,
New York City, NY USPHS Postdoctoral Fellow



Director of Medical and Dental Anatomy Curriculum (UMKC, 1995-1997)
Director, Master of Public Health Program (UNF, 2003- 2004)
Director, Undergraduate Community Health Program (UNF, 2003-2004)



Masters in Public Health (Public Health Biology)
Undergraduate (Epidemiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Human Biology)
Graduate (Cell Biology, Neurosciences)
Physical Therapy and Medical/Dental School (Gross Anatomy, Histology, Cell Biology, Neurosciences)


President's Undergraduate Research Award, University of California-Irvine 1971
USPHS Doctoral Traineeship, UCLA School of Medicine 1972-1977
USPHS Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine 1977-1979
Electron Microscopy Society of America, National Traveling Poster 1984
Chancellor's Teaching Enhancement Award, University of Missouri - Kansas City 1986-1987
Instructor of the Year, School of Dentistry, University of Missouri - Kansas City 1995-1996
Visiting Scientist, Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville 1997, 2002-2005
Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, University of North Florida 2003-2004
UNF Competitive Sabbatical (one semester) 2007





Southeastern Branch of American Society for Microbiology, President (2008-2009)
Southeastern Branch of American Society for Microbiology, Newsletter Editor (2006-2009)
Southeastern Branch of American Society for Microbiology, Policy Committee (2004-2007)
Beaches Habitat Education Committee (1999-2001)
North Florida Affiliate- Race for the Cure- Grant Reviewer (2000-2002)
Faculty Representative, Federal Demonstration Project (2000-2007)
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Cardiovascular Research (2000- )
Ad Hoc Reviewer, USDA SBIR grants (2004, 2006)
American Heart Association - Kansas Affiliate, Peer Research Review Committee 1995-1997


University of North Florida
Chair, Nursing Promotion and Tenure Committee (2006-2007)
Chair, Departmental Bylaws Committee (2006-2007)
Chair, Brooks College of Health Bylaws (2005-2006)
Chair, MPH CEPH Accreditation Committee (2006-2007) 

Chair, Safety Advisory Council (2005-2009)
Chair, Institutional Biosafety Committee (2008-2010)
Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (1997-1999)
Chair, Research Committee of the Faculty Association (1999-2000)
MPH Advisor (2006)
Sabbatical Committee (2006-2007)
BOCH Faculty Affairs Committee (2006-2007)

Grants and Contracts Awarded


EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH FUNDING (Principal Investigator unless otherwise indicated)


Real Time/Near Real time Detection of Microbial Pathogens/Toxins

Dept. of Army DAAD13-00-C-0037

10/10/01-8/31/05  -  $860,455


Effects of Low-Shear Modeled Microgravity on the Detection of Escherichia coli, a Potential Bacterial Contaminant of Water Supplies in Long-Term Space Flight

Student Summer Scholarship Florida Space Consortium
1/18/05-8/31/05  -   $3,000


Real Time/Near Real Time Detection of Microbial Pathogens/Toxins Associated with Food, Water, Air and Human Specimens

Dept. of Army DAAD W911SR-05-0020

9/1/05-8/31/07   -  $434,296


Real Time /Near Real Time Detection of Microbial Pathogens/Toxins Associated with Food, Water and Surfaces.  

Dept. of Army W911SR-07-C-0084

9/26/07-9/25/10 -  $375,666


Diagnostics for Intentionally-Released Human Pathogens in Surface and Drinking Waters

Dept. of Army W911SR-07-C-0084

9/26/07-9/25/09  -   $105,814


Development and Evaluation of Immunoassays for Detection of Contamination of Surface, Reclaimed, and Drinking Water with Waterborne Human Pathogens

Dept. of Army W911SR-09-C-0005

12/16/08-06/19/11  -  $149,987



INTRAMURAL RESEARCH FUNDING (Principal Investigator unless otherwise indicated)


Autonomic Nerve Degeneration in Heart Disease Brooks Professorship 1998-1999 $18,000

Anti-Oxidant Mechanisms in Cardiomyocytes Brooks Professorship 1999-2001 $18,000

Exercise Training and Heart Failure Rehabilitation Brooks Professorship 2001-2004 $36,000 

Publications & Presentations


Whalen, R., Battie, C. and Luttge, W. 1971. Anti-Estrogen Inhibition of Androgen-Induced

Sexual Receptivity in Rats. Horm. Behav. Biol. 7:311-320.

Whalen, R., Battie, C. and Luttge, W. 1972. Androgen-Induced Receptivity. Horm. Behav. 2:355-356.
Green, R., Whalen, R.E., Rutley, B., Battie, C. 1972. A Dominance Hierarchy in Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri
sciureus): Role of Gonads and Androgen on Genital Display and Feeding Order. Folia Primatol. 18:185-195.

Verity, M.A., Battie, C. and Brown, W.J. 1977. Synaptosome Mitochondrial Biogenesis: Effect of Neonatal
Hypothyroidism. J. Neuropath. Exp. Neurol. 36:635-637.

Battie, C. and Verity, M.A. 1979. Membrane Enzyme Development in Nerve Ending Mitochondria During
Neonatal Hypothyroidism. Develop. Neurosci. 2:139-148.

Beattie, D.S., Battie, C.A. and Weiss, R.A. 1980. Studies on the Biogenesis of an Enzymatically Active Complex
III of the Respiratory Chain from Yeast Mitochondria. J. Supramol. Struct. 14:139-148.

Battie, C. and Verity, M.A. 1981. Presence of Kynurenine Hydroxylase in Developing Rat Brain.J.Neurochem.36:1308-1310.

Rowe, V. Ferrnandez, H., Duell, M., Parr, J. and Battie, C. 1981. Molecular Forms of Acetylcholinesterase Activity in Pineal Cell and Sympathetic Neuron Co-Cultures,. J. Neurochem. 37:861-866.

Battie, C. and Verity, M.A. 1982. Morphology of Developing Cerebral Cortical Synaptosomal Fractions Isolated from Eu- and Hypothyroid Rats. Develop. Brain Res. 3:219-228.

Nyquist-Battie, C., Fortney, R. and Gochee, A. 1984. Adrenoreceptor Development in Rat Cerebrum and the
Effects of Ionizing Radiation. Brain Res. Bull. 12:1-4.

Uphoff, C., Nyquist-Battie, C. and Toth, R. 1984. Cardiac Muscle Development in Mice Exposed to Ethanol In Utero.Teratology 30:119-129.

Sidek, H., Nyquist-Battie, C. and Vanderkooi, G. 1984. Inhibition of Synaptosomal Enzymes by Local Anesthetics. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 801:26-31.

Lints, C. and Nyquist-Battie, C. 1985. A Possible Role for β-Adrenergic Receptors in the Expression of Audiogenic Seizures. Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. 22:771-776.

Nyquist-Battie, C. and Gochee, A. 1985. Alterations in the Development of the Main Olfactory Bulb of the Mouse after Ethanol Exposure. Int. J. Devl. Neurosci. 3:211-222.

Nyquist-Battie, C. and Zahner, S.1986. Normal Development of Cardiac β- Adrenoreceptors in Mice Exposed to Ethanol In Utero. J. Stud. Alcohol 47:341-343.

Nyquist-Battie, C. 1986. Postnatal Development of 3H-Yohimbine Binding in the Olfactory Bulb of Male and Female Rats. Develop. Brain Res. 30:129-132.

Druse, M.J., Rathbun, W.E., McNulty, J.A. and Nyquist-Battie, C. 1986. Maternal Ethanol Consumption. Lack of Effect on Synaptogenesis in Layer I of the Motor Cortex in 19 Day-Old Rat Offspring. Expl. Neurol. 94:497-508.

Nyquist-Battie, C., C. Uphoff, and Cole, T. 1987. Maternal Ethanol Consumption: Effect on Skeletal Muscle Development in Guinea Pig Offspring. Alcohol 4:11-16.

Nyquist-Battie, C. Hodges-Savola, C. and Fernandez, H. 1987. Acetylcholinesterase Molecular Forms in Adult Rat Heart. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 19:935-943.

Nyquist-Battie, C. and Freter, M. 1988. Cardiac Mitochondrial Enzymes in a Mouse Model of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Alcoholism: Clin. Expl. Res. 12:264-267.

Nyquist-Battie, C. and Trans-Saltzman, K., 1989. The Regional Distribution of the Molecular Forms of Acetylcholinesterase in Adult Rat Heart. Circ. Res. 65: 55-62.

Nyquist-Battie, C., Dowell, R.T. and Fernandez, H.L. 1989. Acetylcholinesterase Molecular Forms in Muscle and Non-Muscle Cells of Rat Heart. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 21: 987-994.

Battie, C. and Moran, N. 1990. Sympathectomy Alters Acetylcholinesterase Expression in Adult Rat Heart. Cardiovasc. Res. 24:335-339.

Nyquist-Battie, C. 1990. Changes in the Expression of Acetylcholinesterase Molecular Forms During Rat Heart Development. Int. J. Devel. Neurosci. 8: 327-335.

Nyquist-Battie, C. 1990. Cardiac Acetylcholinesterase Molecular Forms and Choline Acetyltransferase in the Dahl (Salt-Sensitive) Strain of Rats: A Regional Study. Clin. Exper. Hypertens. A12:1453-1472.

Nyquist-Battie, C., Hagler, K.E., Winberg, L. and Thottassery, J.V.1993. The Effect of Hyperthyroidism on Cholinergic Markers in Rat Heart. Neurochem. Int. 22:142-151.

Love, S., Nyquist-Battie, C., DiMaggio, D.A., Farah, J. and Chronwall, B.M. 1993. Diminished Neuropeptide-Y and Dopamine β-Hydroxylase Immunoreactivity in a Guinea Pig Model of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy. Cardiovas. Res. 27:494-499.

Millington, W.R., Evans, V.R., Battie, C.., Bagasra, O. and Forman, L.J. 1993.Proopriomelanocortin-Derived Peptides and mRNA are Expressed in Rat Heart. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sciences (Melanotropic Peptides) 680:575-578.

Nyquist-Battie, C., Hagler, K. and Millington, W.R. 1993.Glycyl-L-Glutamine Regulates the Expression of Asymmetric Acetylcholinesterase Molecular Forms in Cultured Cardiac Postnatal Myocytes. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 25:1111-1118.

Millington, W.R., Evans, V.R., Forman, L.J. and Battie, C.N. 1993. Characterization of ß-Endorphin- and α-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone-Related Peptides in Rat Heart. Peptides 14:1141-1147.

Nyquist-Battie, C. and Hagler, K. 1994. Reduced Levels of Globular and Asymmetric Forms of Acetylcholinesterase in Rat Heart after Aortic Stenosis. Life Science 55:653-660.

Nyquist-Battie, C., Cochran, P., Sands, S. and Chronwall, B.M. 1994. Development of Neuropeptide Y- and Tyrosine Hydroxylase-Immunoreactive Nerves in Postnatal Rat Heart. Peptides, 15:1461-1469.

Nyquist-Battie, C., Cochran, P.K., Evans, V.R., Hitchcock, J.M. and Unal, C. 1996. Regulation of Sympathetic Presynaptic Components in Rat Left Ventricle During Ligation of the Abdominal Aorta. Amer. J. Physiol. 271 (Heart Circ. Physiol. 40):H1547-H1554.

Nyquist-Battie, C., Cochran, P.K and Chronwall, B.M. 1998. Differential Effects of High Salt on Neuropeptide Y and Adrenergic Markers in Hearts of Dahl Rats. Peptides 19: 1377-1383.

Mitchem, R., Herndon, B., Fiorella, R. Moltini, A. Nyquist-Battie, C., Reiz, G. 1999. Apleurodesis by Autologous Blood, Doxycycline and Talc in a Rabbit Model. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 67: 917-921

Millington, W.R., Rosenthal, D., Unal C., and Nyquist-Battie, C. 1999.Localization of Pro-Opiomelanocortin mRNA Transcripts and Peptide Immunoreactivity in Rat Heart. Cardiovasc. Res., 43:107-116.

Smith A.R., Nyquist-Battie, C., Clark, M., and Rains, J. 2003. Anatomical Characteristics of the Upper Serratus Anterior. J.Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 33:449-454.

Lund, M. and Nyquist-Battie, C. 2002. Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Cell Death in Culture. Osprey J Journal II: 46-51 (non-peer reviewed)

Nyquist-Battie, C., Frank, L., Lund, D., and Lim, D.V. 2004. Optimization of a Fluorescence Sandwich Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Detection of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in Apple Juice. J. Food Prot., 67: 2756-2759.

Nyquist-Battie, C., Mathias, L. Frank, L., Lund, D., and Lim, D.V. 2005. Antibody-Based Detection Of Acid-Shocked, Acid-Adapted And Apple Juice-Incubated Escherichia Coli O157:H7. J Immunoassay Immunochem. 26: 259-271.

Nyquist-Battie, C., Fletcher, G., Fletcher, B., Carlson, J., and Castillo, R. 2007. Upper Extremity Exercise Training in Heart Failure. J. Cardiopulm. Rehabil. 27: 42-45

Nyquist-Battie, C., Freeman, L., Soberano, J.P., Lund, D., Kearns, E., and Lim, D.V. 2007.
Effects of Chlorine Injury, Starvation and ColitagTM Enrichment on Sandwich Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent
Assay (sELISA) Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7. J. Immunoassay Immunochem. 28:371-383.

Nyquist-Battie, C. Freeman, L., Leckband, K., Martinez, S., Ansley, A., Lund, D., and Lim, D. V. 2008. Antibody-Based Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium Grown in Low-Shear Modeled Microgravity. Microgravity Sci. Technol. 20:23-28.

Ancheta, I., Evans, M., Miller A., Chiong, J. and Battie, C. 2009. Does Clinician’s Knowledge of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels Translate to Improvement of Quality of Life and Less Hospitalization Days in Patients with Heart Failure? Prog. Cardiovasc. Nurs. 24:12-18.

Ancheta, I., Battie, C., Cobb, S., Ancheta, C., Miller, A. and Chiong, J. 2009. The Impact of B-type Natriuretic Peptide, New York Heart Association Classification and Depression on Quality of Life in Non-Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients. Prog. Cardiovasc. Nurs. 24:124-130.

Hellein, K., Battie, C., Tauchman, E., Lund, D., Oyarzabal, O. and Lepo, J. 2011. Culture-Based Indicators of Fecal Contamination and Molecular Microbial Source Tracking Indicators Rarely Correlate with Campylobacter spp. in Recreational Waters. Water and Health 9:695-707.

Ancheta, I., Battie, C., Tuason, T., and Ancheta, C. 2012. A Comparison of Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors in Filipino Women and Filipino-American Women: A Pilot Study. Ethnicity and Disease, 22:404-409.

Ancheta, I., Battie, C., Tuason, M.T., Borja-Hart, N. and Ancheta, C. 2013. The Prevalence of Cardiovascular
Risk Factors and Diabetes Increases with a Body Mass Index of ≥ 23 kg/m2 in Filipino-American Women. Ethnicity and Disease, 24, in press.

Ancheta I, Battie C, Tuason T, Ancheta C, Slinky J, Conley Y, Volgman A, Superior R. 2013. Filipino-American Women with High Cholesterol and the Trp719Arg Allele of the KIF6 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism rs20455 are not Receiving Adequate Treatment: Results from a Community –Based Health Screening Study. Nursing Research and Practice, in press

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