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Leslie-Faith M Taub


Clinical Associate Professor
Program Director, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP

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New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Leslie-Faith Taub, PhD, ANP-C, CBSM, CDE CME (DOT), GNP-BC, is the director of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program and a clinical associate professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Her expertise in gerontology, diabetes, and cognitive-behavioral sleep medicine and her role as a certified medical examiner for the Department of Transportation make her a nationally sought after speaker and journal reviewer. Under Taub's leadership, the AGPCNP program has been ranked for the past nine years among the top 10 such programs in the country by US News and World Report. Her students have a 95.5% pass rate on their boards and are hired by premier facilities in the NY-NJ-CT tri-state area.

Taub maintains a clinical practice in primary care and occupational health, serving employees in some of the leading fortune 500 companies. Taub sits on the editorial board of the Journal of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Taub earned her PhD from Columbia University, MSN from Seton Hall, and BSN from the College of Staten Island. She completed a Post doc in behavioral sleep medicine at the Sleep Disorders Institute.


Post doc, Behavioral Sleep Medicine - Sleep Disorders Institute
PhD - Columbia University
MSN - Seton Hall
BSN - College of Staten Island
AAS - College of Staten Island
BFA - Lehman College


Primary care
Adult health

Professional membership

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Diabetes Educators
Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

Honors and awards

Faculty Honors Awards

Masters Faculty Excellence Award, NYU Student Council of the College of Dentistry/Nursing (2015)
Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2012)
Nomination, Stuart D. Cook's Master Educator Guild (2010)
Nomination, Stuart D. Cook's Master Educator Guild (2007)
Society of Scholars, Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (2005)
Trainer, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium, National Cancer Institute (2005)
Research Award, 20th Annual National Conference, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2005)
Senior Fellow, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing



Community Acquired Pneumonia

Taub, L.-F., & Pasklinsky, N. (2020). Springer.

Anemia in the Geriatric Patient

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Taub, L.-F. (2019). Elsevier.

General Screening Recommendations for Chronic Disease and Risk Factors in Older Adults: Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults

Taub, L.-F. (2018). Online: Try This Series.

Immunizations for Older Adults: Try this: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults

Taub, L.-F. (2018). Online: Try This Series.

Advanced practice nursing: Shaping health through policy

Kostas-Polston, E. A., Thanavaro, J., Arvidson, C., & Taub, L.-F. (2015). Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27(1), 11-20. 10.1002/2327-6924.12192
Purpose: To highlight the importance of advanced practice nurses (APNs) becoming politically engaged as key to promoting the healthcare interests of patients, communities and the profession and to offer specific strategies on how to become politically competent. Data sources: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CINAHL, PubMed. Conclusions: APNs must come to see political engagement as a professional obligation and health policy as something that they can shape rather than something that happens to them. Implications for practice: The overall goal of healthcare reform is the provision of quality, safe and cost-effective healthcare for all Americans. APNs are graduate prepared clinicians that focus on health and illness management and are strategically positioned to lead the way in shaping and implementing health policy priorities.

The use of large healthcare data sets in pursuit of a clinical question

Arons, R. R., & Taub, L.-F. (2015). Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27(5), 236-239. 10.1002/2327-6924.12238
The use of large healthcare databases may be of interest to nurse practitioners who wish to answer clinical questions. This column will provide information about access to selected large healthcare databases, requirements for statistical software, and the skills required to utilize these databases.

Monitoring for and preventing the long-term sequelae of bariatric surgery

Thomas, C. M., & Taub, L.-F. (2011). Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 23(9), 449-458. 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2011.00655.x
To present a case study of a patient with multiple comorbid diseases who undergoes bariatric surgery. Data sources: Recent clinical and research articles, bariatric professional society guidelines, and government sources were culled to provide recommendations for the care of the person who chooses bariatric surgery as the treatment for the comorbid conditions of obesity, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Conclusions: As surgical management of obesity becomes more prevalent in an attempt to improve health-related quality of life, reduce mortality, and address the comorbidities that are prevalent in this population, nurse practitioners (NPs) need to understand what long-term management these patients will require. Implications for practice: NPs are primary care providers for patients with chronic diseases. It is likely that they will make referrals for this surgery and follow the patient after the procedure at some point. Knowledge of what the procedures involve, what changes to expect in the comorbid conditions, and what long-term monitoring and treatment should take place in the care of these patients will provide these patients with optimal care.

If pelvic inflammatory disease is suspected empiric treatment should be initiated

Abatangelo, L., Okereke, L., Parham-Foster, C., Parrish, C., Scaglione, L., Zotte, D., & Taub, L.-F. (2010). Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22(2), 117-122. 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2009.00478.x
Purpose: To assist the nurse practitioner (NP) to make a rapid diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in order to assist women to promote their health and reduce their risk of the unnecessary sequelae of infertility, tubal damage, and the possibility of a subsequent ectopic pregnancy.Data sources: Centers for Disease Control guidelines and recent clinical practice literature were searched to provide guidance on how to diagnose, treat, and educate the patient with PID.Conclusions: The incidence of PID is approximately 1 million women annually. PID is diagnosed in 1%-2% of sexually active women under the age of 25, with a higher incidence in African American women. Women with PID produce over 2 million emergency room and office visits and incur health care costs of over 4 billion dollars annually.Implications for practice: PID is associated with chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy. Symptoms can range from subtle and indolent to acute and fulminant. Having a high index of suspicion for the diagnosis will assist the NP in treating patients with this disease. Empiric antibiotic therapy should be initiated in all women at risk who have uterine, adnexal, or cervical motion tenderness on a bimanual exam with no other explanation for these symptoms. Without response to treatment, if the diagnosis is unclear, or if a surgical emergency is being considered, prompt referral to a specialist is warranted. Secondary preventive measures are discussed.

Making the diagnosis: Idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder

Taub, L.-F. (2010). Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22(7), 346-351. 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2010.00524.x
Purpose: To present a clinical case of idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD), differential diagnoses, selected treatments, and the pathology involved. Data sources: An Ovid data base search (covering 635 medical, neurologic, and psychiatric journals) was conducted using the search term RBD and limited to the years 2005-2009. This search strategy was used to locate clinical, research, and review articles providing the state of the science about RBD. A hand search was also conducted for seminal research papers as well as recent publications within the specialty of sleep disorders.Conclusions: RBD is a parasomnia with symptoms common to other disorders making it important to identify unique symptoms and diagnostic testing that helps differentiates these diseases. RBD can put the patient and the bed partner at risk for injury. Its prevalence is estimated to be 0.5% in older adults. Implications for practice: Nurse practitioners are primary care providers for older adults who may have complaints about behaviors associated with RBD. Knowledge of this disease process as well as its relationship with four other neurodegenerative diseases may provide an opportunity for early diagnosis and treatment of RBD and surveillance for and early diagnosis of the other neurodegenerative diseases in these patients.