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Mark Stoutenberg, Ph.D., MSPH

General Information

Mark  Stoutenberg, Ph.D., MSPH


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  • English
  • Spanish


  • Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences


Research Interests

• Clinical trials involving exercise interventions 
• Community-based interventions
• Exercise is Medicine
• Implementation science
• International public health
• Obesity & chronic disease prevention
• Physical Activity


2011 MSPH
University of Miami
2008 Ph.D.
University of Miami
2004 M.S.
University of Miami
2000 B.A.
Columbia University



Mark Stoutenberg, Ph.D., MSPH, served as a faculty member in the Division of Prevention Science & Community Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2009-17). After graduating from Columbia University (New York, NY), Dr. Stoutenberg attended graduate school at the University of Miami where he obtained his Master's degree (2004) and PhD (2008) in Exercise Physiology, followed by a Master’s in Science of Public Health (2011).

Dr. Stoutenberg's initial work focused on conducting clinical exercise trials in individuals with substance use disorders. He is currently leading a team investigating the level of physical activity resources (i.e., exercise equipment, space, and personnel) available to clients attending residential treatment programs, as well as work examining training as part of the treatment program for individuals with alcohol use disorders.

More recently, Dr. Stoutenberg’s work has shifted to focus on implementation science, specifically examining clinic-community linkages in which patients from community health centers can be referred to a community-based network of physical activity programs and resources. In this role, Dr. Stoutenberg has worked closely with several county health departments, national organizations, such as the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Physical Therapy Association, and Hispanic-serving Federally Qualified Health Centers in South Florida.

In addition to his work as a scientist and educator, Dr. Stoutenberg serves as a Program Director for Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) – a signature initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine. EIM strives to integrate physical activity as a vital sign and standard of care in different health settings. Through this work, he supports the global expansion and development of EIM by working with a international network of public health professionals, healthcare providers, and exercise professionals.