Leslie-Faith M Taub


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Leslie-Faith M Taub


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

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Leslie-Faith M Taub's additional information

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

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

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)
Research Award, 20th Annual National Conference, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2005)
Society of Scholars, Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (2005)
Trainer, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium, National Cancer Institute (2005)
Senior Fellow, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing


In the time of COVID…

Taub, L. F. M. (2021). Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 33(1), 2-4. 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000568
ABSTRACT: JAANP Fellow Dr. Leslie-Faith Morritt Taub, NYU Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Program Director, describes the emotional, political, and social impact of COVID-19 on one graduating cohort of nurse practitioner (NP) students at New York University and one incoming cohort of students. Through the lens of a seasoned professor she describes the changes to her teaching methods because she leads these students through the course work and clinical work required to take on the role of the NP in the midst of a global pandemic in the heart of New York City.

Community Acquired Pneumonia

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In the time of COVID

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Not what the doctor ordered

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Anemia in the Geriatric Patient

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Taub, L.-F. (2019). In K. Dick & T. M. Buttaro (Eds.), Case Studies in Geriatric Primary Care and Multimorbidity Management (1st ed.). Elsevier.

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

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

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Advanced practice nursing: Shaping health through policy

Kostas-Polston, E. A., Thanavaro, J., Arvidson, C., & Taub, L. F. M. (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. M. (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.