Nicole L. Stout physical therapist, clinical researcher and CLT-LANA lymphedema specialist. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham College and is currently pursing doctoral studies in Health Policy at George Washington University. She is currently the principal investigator on two research protocols studying upper extremity morbidity associated with breast cancer treatment at the Breast Care Center at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Ms. Stout has lectured and taught internationally on lymphedema and cancer rehabilitation and holds adjunct faculty appointments at several universities. She is an internationally recognized expert in breast cancer morbidity and early intervention. Currently Ms. Stout is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association. She also serves on the steering committee for the American Lymphedema Framework project. She has authored and co-authored over a dozen articles and chapters about cancer and lymphedema.