Research Assistant Professor
- West Virginia University WVU Cancer Institute
- Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Assistant Professor
Stout NL, Sleight A, Pfiffer D, et al. Promoting Assessment and Management of Function Through Navigation: Opportunities to Bridge Oncology and Rehabilitation Systems of Care. Support Care Cancer. (2019) epub ahead of print https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-019-04741-0
Stout NL, and Sabo-Wagner S. Antineoplastic Therapy Side Effects and Polypharmacy in Older Adults with Cancer. Top Geri Rehab. 2019. 35(1).15-30.
Stout NL, Alfano C, Belter C, Nitkin R, Cernich A, Siegel K, Chan L. A Bibliometric Analysis of the Landscape of Cancer Rehabilitation Research (1992 – 2016). J Nat Cancer Inst. 2018. 110(8): 815-824.
Silver J, Stout NL, Chapman M, Raj V, Baima J. US Perspectives on Cancer Rehabilitation. J of Ca Rehab. 2018 1(1). 1-8.
Stout NL, Baima J, Swisher A, Winters-Stone K. A Systematic Review of Existing Exercise Systematic Reviews in the Cancer Literature: 2005 – 2017. PM&R, 2017. 9(9), s347-s384.
Maltser S., Cristian A., Silver J.K., Morris G.S., Stout N.L. A Focused Review of Safety Considerations in Cancer Rehabilitation. PM&R, 2017. 9(9), s415-s428.
Carli, F., Silver, J., Feldman L, McKee A, Gilman, S., Gillis, C., Scheede-Bergdhl, Cl, Gamsa, A., Stout, NL, Hirsch, B. Surgical Prehabilitation in Cancer Patients: State of the Science and Recommendations for Future Research from a Panel of Subject Matter Experts. PM&R Clin NA, 2017. 28(1), 49-64.
Stout, N. L., Silver, J. K., Raj, V. S., Rowland, J., Gerber, L., et al. Towards a National Initiative in Cancer Rehabilitation: Recommendations from a Subject Matter Expert Group. Arch of PM&R, 2016. 97(11), 2006-2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2016.05.002
Shaitelman S, Cromwell K, Rausmussen J, Stout NL, Armer J, Lasinski B, Cormier J. Recent Progress in Cancer-Related Lymphedema Treatment and Prevention. Ca: Cancer J Clin. 2015. 65(1), 55-81. DOI: 10.3322/caac.21253.
Demark-Wahnafried W, Rogers L, Alfano C, Thomson C, Courneya K, Meyerhardt, J, Stout NL, Kvale E, Ganzer H, Ligibel J. Practical clinical interventions for diet, physical activity, and weight control in cancer survivors. (2015) Ca: Cancer J Clin. 65(3).167-89. DOI: 10.3322/caac.21265.
2018 Dr. Susan Melette Award. For outstanding national leadership in cancer rehabilitation. Presented by Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine.
2017 Excellence in Cancer Rehabilitation Award. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group. For exceptional contributions to the field of cancer rehabilitation.
2017 Research Dissemination Award. Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. For exceptional efforts in disseminating the research and work of the American Lymphedema Framework Project.
2015 NIH Clinical Center Directors Award. National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. For leadership of the Cancer Rehabilitation Initiative.
2015 The Stuart Lectureship. For recognized research achievements in cancer rehabilitation. University of Dayton School of Health Professions.
2011 Surgeon General Recognition Award- National Capital Area Quality Care Award. For innovations in breast cancer rehabilitation, prospective surveillance model.
2010 Charles Magistro Lecture Award- Arcadia University School of Physical Therapy. For professionalism in the field of physical therapy.
2010 Physical Therapy Excellence Award – The George Washington University School of Physical Therapy. Washington, DC
2008 Jeri F. Walton Service Award – presented by the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association for outstanding service to the section and the profession.
2008 Emerging Leader Award – presented by the American Physical Therapy Association for extraordinary service to the profession and the association as a new professional, <10 years.
2008 New Investigator Award – presented by the National Lymphedema Network for innovative research publication by a new researcher at the 8th International National Lymphedema Network Conference.
2007 Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Gudas Award - For outstanding publication in the peer-reviewed journal Rehabilitation Oncology for the article: McGarvey, C., Stout Gergich, N., Soballe, P., Pfalzer, L. A Case Report: Breast Cancer Metastasis and Implications of Bony Metastasis on Activity and Ambulation. Rehab Oncol. 24 (1), 2006. 4-17.
2006 Chatham College Graduate School of Physical Therapy Cornerstone Alumni Award – for outstanding professional achievement.
About Nicole Stout
Dr. Nicole L. Stout DPT received a Bachelor of Science degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 1994, a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1998, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Policy from the George Washington University School of Public Health in 2010 and completed a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2013.
Dr. Stout started her career as a clinical physical therapist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 1998 through 2004 where she served as a Lymphedema and Oncology program team leader and developed as a clinical researcher piloting studies on early detection and management of functional impairment in individuals with cancer. From 2004 through 2012 she was a Health Science Researcher and physical therapist with the United States Department of Defense at the National Naval Medical Center, Breast Care Center in Bethesda, Maryland where she was the Primary Investigator leading two investigator-initiated trials on Early Detection and Management of Breast Cancer Morbidity. Her research and publications provided foundational evidence for the Prospective Surveillance Model for Cancer Rehabilitation. Dr. Stout worked briefly for Kaiser Permanente in the Mid-Atlantic Region as a research consultant and prior to coming to West Virginia University, she worked as an independent research consultant from 2013 to 2019.
She has lead and directed national and international initiatives in scientific consensus development for practice pathways and guidelines in cancer rehabilitation and survivorship. These efforts include an international stakeholder consensus on Prospective Surveillance in collaboration with the American Cancer Society in 2012, a National scientific expert consensus on cancer rehabilitation through the National Institutes of Health Rehabilitation Medicine Department in 2015, and she is currently in collaborative leadership roles with the WHO and the American College of Sports Medicine for oncology exercise and rehabilitation guideline development and dissemination.
Dr. Stout has given over 300 professional lectures world-wide, authored and co-authored over 60 peer-review publications, several book chapters, and is the co-author of the book 100 Questions and Answers about Lymphedema.
Cancer Prevention and Control
Research Interests: Dr. Stout is interested in prospective assessment of function and proactive intervention for individuals living with and beyond cancer care. Recognizing the functional morbidity incurred through cancer treatments, her interest is to promote models of care that integrate interventions that optimize function and reduce disablement from cancer care.
Professional Associations and Appointments
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties: Oncology Specialty Council
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine: Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association
World Health Organization Technical Work Group on Cancer Rehabilitation Guidelines
American College of Sports Medicine Presidential Taskforce on Exercise Oncology
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center Oncology Care Model peer review
US Department of Veterans Affairs FACA appointee Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Development (RR&D) Service Merit Review Board