Faculty Profile

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  • Steven K. Malin
  • Associate Professor
  • Area: Metabolism/Endocrinology
  • End Degree: PhD, Kinesiology
  • Office: Loree Classroom Building 106
  • Phone: 848-932-7054
  • Email: steven.malin@rutgers.edu
  • Specialization: Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Laboratory: Applied Metabolism & Physiology Lab

Personal Background:

Dr. Malin did his PhD in Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his postdoctoral fellowship work at Cleveland Clinic. For 6 years he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. 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. 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. 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, and is humbled to have received teaching awards that include the Student Council University of Virginia Teaching Award.

Research Interests:

A chief focus of our team is to identify novel strategies in which exercise minimizes insulin resistance for the prevention/treatment of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While exercise and diet 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 we look to fill.

Selected Publications:

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  1. Gilbertson NG, Eichner NZM, Rexrode EA, Kranz S, Weltman A, Hallowell PT, Malin SK. Effect of Pre-Operative Aerobic Exercise on Cardiometabolic Health and Quality of Life Prior to Bariatric Surgery Frontiers in Physiology, 2020.  
  2. Malin SK and Stewart NR. Metformin may contribute to inter-individual variability in glycemic responses to exercise. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 2020.  
  3. Heiston, EM, Eichner, NZM, Gilbertson NM, Malin SK. Exercise improves adiposapathy, insulin sensitivity and metabolic syndrome severity independent of intensity. Experimental Physiology, 2020.
  4. Malin SK, Heiston EM, Gilbertson NM, Eichner NZM. Interval exercise suppresses acylated ghrelin during caloric restriction in obese women. Physiology & Behavior, 2020.
  5. Eichner NZM, Gilbertson NM, Heiston EM, Musante L, LaSalvia S, Weltman A, Erdbrügger U, Malin SK. Interval Exercise lowers circulating CD105 Extracellular vesicles in prediabetes. Medicine & Science and Sports & Exercise, 2020

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