Leslie Faith M Taub


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

1 212 992 7342

433 First Avenue
Room 514
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Dr. Taub leads the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Program at NYU Meyers College of Nursing and under her leadership this program been recognized in US News and World Report for the last two years as #2 in the nation. Her students have a 94.4% pass rate on their boards and are hired by premier facilities in the New York, New Jersey , tri state area. Dr. Taub sits on the JAANP editorial board and is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Her expertise in gerontology, diabetes, cognitive behavioral sleep medicine, and as a certified medical examiner for the Department of Transportation makes her a nationally sought after speaker and journal reviewer.

Post doc in 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
Honors and awards
Masters Faculty Excellence Award (NYU Student Council of the College of Dentistry/Nursing) (2015)
Fellow (Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing) (2014)
Fellow (AANP) (2012)
Nomination (Stuart D. Cook's Master Educator Guild) (2010)
Foundation Research Award (UMDNJ) (2009)
Nomination (Stuart D. Cook's Master Educator Guild) (2007)
Society of Scholars (Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.) (2005)
Research Award (AANP 20th Annual National Conference) (2005)
End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Trainer (National Cancer Institute) (2005)
Primary care
Adult health
Professional membership
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Diabetes Educators
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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, 11-20, 10.1002/2327-6924.12192

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.

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, 236-9, 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.

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, 117-22, 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2009.00478.x

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.

Making the diagnosis: idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder.

Taub, L. F. (2010). Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22, 346-51, 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2010.00524.x

To present a clinical case of idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD), differential diagnoses, selected treatments, and the pathology involved.

Success stories

Auerhahn, C., Dorsen, C., Hammer, M.J., Meyer, K., Taub, L.F.M. & Wollman, M.C. (2010). Integrating gerontological content into advanced practice nursing education, 147-174,

Sleep disorders, glucose regulation, and type 2 diabetes.

Taub, L. F., & Redeker, N. S. (2008). Biological research for nursing, 9, 231-43, 10.1177/1099800407311016

Recent epidemiological, biological, and behavioral evidence suggests that sleep disorders may contribute to the development of diabetes; conversely, diabetes itself may contribute to sleep disorders. Sleep appears to moderate the neurohormones that regulate blood glucose. Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders contribute to pathophysiological changes associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. In people who already have diabetes, sleep deprivation contributes to elevations of hemoglobin A1c. Symptoms that occur as a result of diabetes, such as nocturia and neuropathic pain, may in turn contribute to sleep disturbance and exacerbate sleep deprivation. The purposes of this article are to examine the scientific basis for the associations between diabetes and sleep, identify gaps in the understanding of the empirical underpinnings of these relationships, and propose directions for future research.

A case study of an older adult with severe anemia refusing blood transfusion.

Thomas, C. M., Coleman, H. R., & Morritt Taub, L. F. (2007). Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 19, 43-8, 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2006.00188.x

To discuss the diagnosis and treatment of severe anemia in an older adult who presents the challenge of declining blood transfusion in a real-world scenario where critical thinking, evidence-based care, and collaboration with other providers must come together to serve this patient's unique needs.

A Policy Analysis of Access to Health Care Inclusive of Cost, Quality, and Scope of Services

Taub, L.M. (2007). Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 3, 167-176, 10.1177/152715440200300210

Concordance of provider recommendations with American Diabetes Association's Guidelines.

Morritt Taub, L. F. (2006). Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18, 124-33, 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2006.00111.x

To determine if selected client characteristics were factors influencing the provision of provider advice for diet, exercise, smoking cessation, alcohol cessation, eye and foot care, and influenza and pneumonia vaccine for those told by a provider that they had diabetes.