Mark Stoutenberg

Associate Professor
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Kinesiology


Dr. Stoutenberg originally hails from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He moved to the United States to pursue higher education at several institutions, including his PhD in exercise physiology (2008) and master of science in public health (2011) from the University of Miami.

Dr. Stoutenberg comes to Temple University via the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he served as an associate professor and the inaugural program director of a new master of public health (MPH) program. In this role, Dr. Stoutenberg oversaw all aspects of developing the MPH program including academic programming, student recruitment and retention, initial accreditation, and formation of community partnerships. While in Chattanooga, Dr. Stoutenberg worked closely with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, and several local health-related organizations (YMCAs of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, American Heart Association).

Prior to Chattanooga, Dr. Stoutenberg was a research assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His initial research efforts were directed towards serving on the national lead team of a multi-site, randomized control trial examining the augmentation of substance use treatment with exercise training programs. In addition to this work, his research has included studies involving breast cancer survivors, community-based lifestyle modification programs, and low-income Hispanic patients at community health centers throughout South Florida.

Dr. Stoutenberg’s current research involves implementation science, studying the process of moving health promotion interventions into clinical and community action. Specifically, he is interested in examining how health systems can better connect their patients to existing community resources to increase physical activity levels, improve dietary habits, and reduce the incidence of obesity and chronic disease, with a specific focus on enhancing clinical-community linkages in populations experiencing racial, ethnic, or geographic disparities.


  • PhD, Exercise Physiology, University of Miami
  • MSPH, University of Miami
  • MS, Exercise Physiology, University of Miami
  • BA, History, Columbia University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




KINS 9785

Internship in Kinesiology


Selected Publications

  • Watson, E.D., Moosa, S., Rensburg, D.C.J.V., Schwellnus, M., Lambert, E.V., & Stoutenberg, M. (2023). Task-Shifting: Can Community Health Workers Be Part of the Solution to an Inactive Nation? Int J Environ Res Public Health, 20(17). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/ijerph20176675

  • Hu, R., Hui, S.S., Lee, E.K., Stoutenberg, M., Wong, S.Y., & Yang, Y. (2023). Factors associated with physical activity promotion efforts in individuals with chronic diseases: A systematic review from the perspective of patients. Patient Educ Couns, 109, p. 107641. Ireland. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2023.107641

  • Stoutenberg, M., Crouch, S.H., McNulty, L.K., Kolkenbeck-Ruh, A., Torres, G., Gradidge, P.J.L., Ly, A., & Ware, L.J. (2023). Acceptability and feasibility of home-based hypertension and physical activity screening by community health workers in an under-resourced community in South Africa. Z Gesundh Wiss, pp. 1-12. Germany. doi: 10.1007/s10389-023-01873-w

  • Stoutenberg, M., Lewis, L.K., Jones, R.M., Portacio, F., Vidot, D.C., & Kornfeld, J. (2023). Assessing the current and desired levels of training and applied experiences in chronic disease prevention of students during medical school. BMC Med Educ, 23(1), p. 54. England. doi: 10.1186/s12909-023-04044-3

  • Wattanapisit, A., Ng, C.J., Angkurawaranon, C., Wattanapisit, S., Chaovalit, S., & Stoutenberg, M. (2022). Summary and application of the WHO 2020 physical activity guidelines for patients with essential hypertension in primary care. Heliyon, 8(10), p. e11259. England. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e11259

  • Falcon, A., Vermeesch, A., Stoutenberg, M., Sampson, E., Bender-Stephanski, M., Webb, W., & Woo, Y. (2022). Inclusion of physical activity in nurse practitioner programs: A national perspective. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract, 34(5), pp. 711-719. United States. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000699

  • Hu, R., Hui, S.S., Lee, E.K., Stoutenberg, M., Wong, S.Y., & Yang, Y. (2021). Provision of physical activity advice for patients with chronic diseases in Shenzhen, China. BMC Public Health, 21(1), p. 2143. England. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-12185-7

  • Rethorst, C.D., Henley, S.S., Carmody, T.J., Cruz, A.D., Greer, T.L., Walker, R., Stoutenberg, M., & Trivedi, M.H. (2021). Moderators of treatment response to exercise in participants with stimulant use disorder: Exploratory results from the Stimulant Reduction using Dosed Exercise (STRIDE)CTN-0037 study. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 21. doi: 10.1016/j.mhpa.2021.100421

  • Lebron, C.N., Agosto, Y., Guzman, T., Sutton, D., Stoutenberg, M., Messiah, S.E., & George, S.M.S.t. (2021). A qualitative study of cognitive, behavioral, and environmental influences on Hispanic mothers' early childhood feeding practices. Appetite, 164, p. 105268. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105268

  • Whitsel, L.P., Bantham, A., Jarrin, R., Sanders, L., & Stoutenberg, M. (2021). Physical activity assessment, prescription and referral in US healthcare: How do we make this a standard of clinical practice? Prog Cardiovasc Dis, 64, pp. 88-95. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2020.12.006

  • Esquives, B.N., Ramos, K.Q., & Stoutenberg, M. (2021). Exploring Strategies to Engage Hispanic Patients in Screening for a Diabetes Prevention Program at a Local Community Health Center. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 32(1), pp. 487-505. United States. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2021.0036

  • Portacio, F.G., Corvalan, D., & Stoutenberg, M. (2020). Implementation of a Referral Scheme to Text Messaging Programs for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in Underserved Hispanics. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 6(1). doi: 10.1249/tjx.0000000000000144

  • (2020). P-30 Antigen. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine (pp. 1603-1603). doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-39903-0_301351

  • Stoutenberg, M. (2020). Physical Activity Change in Healthcare Settings. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine (pp. 1670-1674). doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-39903-0_100605

  • Pojednic, R. & Stoutenberg, M. (2020). Key Steps to Implementing Physical Activity into Health Professional Training Programs. Curr Sports Med Rep, 19(10), pp. 396-398. United States. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000756

  • Mossavar-Rahmani, Y., Hua, S., Qi, Q., Strizich, G., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Talavera, G.A., Evenson, K.R., Gellman, M.D., Stoutenberg, M., Castañeda, S.F., Gallo, L.C., Perreira, K.M., Sanchez-Johnsen, L.A.P., & Kaplan, R.C. (2020). Are sedentary behavior and physical activity independently associated with cardiometabolic benefits? The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. BMC Public Health, 20(1), p. 1400. England. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09497-5

  • Vermeesch, A., Bender-Stephanski, M., Sampson, E., Stoutenberg, M., Webb, W., Woo, Y., & Falcon, A. (2020). Investigation Of Physical Activity Instruction In United States Nurse Practitioner Curricula. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52(7S), pp. 277-277. doi: 10.1249/

  • Stoutenberg, M., Powell, B.J., Busignani, P.J., Bowersock, A.H., & Pojednic, R. (2020). Identifying Key Physical Activity Categories and Topics to Include in Health Professional Training Programs. Teach Learn Med, 32(4), pp. 362-370. United States. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2020.1730183

  • Stoutenberg, M. (2019). Physical Activity Change in Healthcare Settings. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine (pp. 1-5). doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6439-6_100605-2

  • Singer, R.H., Feaster, D.J., Stoutenberg, M., Hlaing, W.M., Pereyra, M., Abel, S., Pollack, H., Gellman, M.D., Schneiderman, N., & Metsch, L.R. (2019). Dentists' willingness to screen for cardiovascular disease in the dental care setting: Findings from a nationally representative survey. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 47(4), pp. 299-308. Denmark. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12457

  • Vidot, D.C., Rethorst, C.D., Carmody, T.J., Stoutenberg, M., Walker, R., Greer, T.L., & Trivedi, M.H. (2019). Acute and long-term cannabis use among stimulant users: Results from CTN-0037 Stimulant Reduction Intervention using Dosed Exercise (STRIDE) Randomized Control Trial. Drug Alcohol Depend, 200, pp. 139-144. Ireland. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.02.032

  • Lebron, C., Guzman, T., Agosto, Y., Sutton, D., Stoutenberg, M., Messiah, S., & StGeorge, S.M. (2019). P124 A Qualitative Study of the Attitudes and Practices of Hispanic Mothers of Young Children Around Feeding Practices and Food Choices. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(7), p. s88. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2019.05.500

  • Gaffney, L.K., Lozano, O.D., Almanza, A., Ruiz, N., Mantero, A., & Stoutenberg, M. (2019). The Implementation of a National Physical Activity Intervention in Colombia. J Phys Act Health, 16(6), pp. 430-436. United States. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2018-0183

  • Cruz, A.A.B., Whitaker, K., West, J., Stoutenberg, M., Weible, E.A., & Connolly, C.P. (2019). Exercise is Medicine (R) : Physical Activity Prescriptions and Behavior During Pregnancy. MEDICINE and SCIENCE in SPORTS and EXERCISE, 51(6), pp. 123-123. doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000560866.78168.68

  • Shaw, P.A., McMurray, R., Butte, N., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Sun, H., Stoutenberg, M., Evenson, K.R., Wong, W.W., Moncrieft, A.E., Sanchez-Johnsen, L.A.P., Carnethon, M.R., Arredondo, E., Kaplan, R.C., Matthews, C.E., & Mossavar-Rahmani, Y. (2019). Calibration of activity-related energy expenditure in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). J Sci Med Sport, 22(3), pp. 300-306. Australia. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.07.021

  • Castañeda, S.F., Garcia, M.L., Lopez-Gurrola, M., Stoutenberg, M., Emory, K., Daviglus, M.L., Kaplan, R., Giachello, A.L., Molina, K.M., Perreira, K.M., Youngblood, M.E., Vidot, D.C., & Talavera, G.A. (2019). Alcohol use, acculturation and socioeconomic status among Hispanic/Latino men and women: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. PLoS One, 14(4), p. e0214906. United States. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214906

  • Stoutenberg, M. & Richards, E.A. (2019). Promoting Physical Activity in the Healthcare Sector. In Physical Activity and Public Health Practice. doi: 10.1891/9780826134592.0011

  • Ory, M.G., Resnick, B., Stoutenberg, M., Yoshikawa, A., & Smith, M.L. (2019). Best Practices for Ensuring a Healthy and Active Lifestyle in Older Adults. In Physical Activity and Public Health Practice. doi: 10.1891/9780826134592.0016

  • Portacio, F.G., Botero, P., George, S.M.S.t., & Stoutenberg, M. (2018). Informing the Adaptation and Implementation of a Lifestyle Modification Program in Hispanics: A Qualitative Study Among Low-Income Hispanic Adults. Hisp Health Care Int, 16(4), pp. 204-212. United States. doi: 10.1177/1540415318808831

  • Sisk, D., Stoutenberg, M., & Lin, C.Y. (2018). Poster 39: Exercise Counseling and Prescribing Habits of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians. PM&R, 10(9), pp. s3-s4. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.08.040

  • Singer, R.H., Stoutenberg, M., Feaster, D.J., Cai, J., Hlaing, W.M., Metsch, L.R., Salazar, C.R., Beaver, S.M., Finlayson, T.L., Talavera, G., Gellman, M.D., & Schneiderman, N. (2018). The association of periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease risk: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. J Periodontol, 89(7), pp. 840-857. United States. doi: 10.1002/JPER.17-0549

  • (2018). Erratum, Vol. 15, May 10 Release. Prev Chronic Dis, 15, p. E67. United States. doi: 10.5888/pcd15.170344e

  • Stoutenberg, M., Galaviz, K.I., Lobelo, F., Joy, E., Heath, G.W., Hutber, A., & Estabrooks, P. (2018). A Pragmatic Application of the RE-AIM Framework for Evaluating the Implementation of Physical Activity as a Standard of Care in Health Systems. Prev Chronic Dis, 15, p. E54. United States. doi: 10.5888/pcd15.170344

  • Thompson, W.R., Hutber, A., & Stoutenberg, M. (2018). Response to the Letter to the Editor. ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal, 22(3), p. 44. doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000388


  • Thompson, W.R., Hutber, A., & Stoutenberg, M. (2018). Comment on "Exercise is Medicine (R) - Ten Years and Counting Looking Back, Moving Forward" Response. ACSMS HEALTH & FITNESS JOURNAL, 22(3), pp. 44-44. doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000388