Dr. Nicole L. Stout is a renowned health care researcher, consultant, educator, and advocate. She is the chief executive officer of 3e Services, an information technology consulting firm. She is also a medical affairs consultant for health information technology and biotech firms. Additionally, she supports the Office of Strategic Research at the National Institutes of Health's Rehabilitation Medicine Department, leading the Cancer Rehabilitation Initiative.
Dr. Stout is an internationally recognized expert and leader in cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema. She has given more than 200 lectures nationally and internationally, authored and coauthored more than 50 peer-reviewed and invited publications (including several book chapters), and is the coauthor of the book 100 Questions and Answers About Lymphedema. Her research publications have been foundational in developing the Prospective Surveillance Model for breast cancer rehabilitation.
Dr. Stout is the recipient of numerous research and publication awards. She has received service awards from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, the Navy Surgeon General, and the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association.
She holds appointments on the American Lymphedema Framework steering committee and is a federal appointee and cochair of the Veterans Administration Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Merit Review Board. She is the current chair of the Oncology Specialty Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and serves on the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Cancer Networking Group Research and Outcomes Taskforce. Dr. Stout is a past member of the American Physical Therapy Association Board of Directors and past secretary of the board of directors for the Lymphology Association of North America and the National Lymphedema Network.
Dr. Stout received her Bachelor of Science degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 1994, a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham University in 1998, and a clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions in 2013. She has a postgraduate certificate in Health Policy from the George Washington University School of Public Health.