Steve Malin, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Malin did his PhD in Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his postdoctoral fellowship work at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Malin is currently an Associate Professor with dual appointments in the Department of Kinesiology and Health as well as the Department of Medicine Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition at Rutgers University. The primary focus of his clinical translational research is to improve the well-being of people through preventing/treating obesity related type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In fact, a chief focus of his work is to identify novel strategies in which exercise minimizes insulin resistance. To accomplish this, Dr. Malin views exercise as a “drug” that when prescribed in an appropriate way (e.g. intensity/duration/frequency/mode) can optimize the well-being of people across the lifespan. While exercise can reduce risk for chronic disease, the optimal prescription remains unclear. Further complicating this matter is the fact that not all people respond the same way to exercise, diet, pharmacology, or bariatric surgery. Therefore, determining how to tailor treatments for maximal metabolic fitness is a knowledge gap he looks to fill. Dr. Malin has received funding from NIH and the American Diabetes Association, and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also passionate about teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.