Murad Taani

Murad Taani, PhD, MPH, RN

  • Associate Professor


PhD Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MPH Master of Public Health New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico

Awards & Honors

DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty 2022

Ascending Star Award (2018) Sarcopenia Definitions and Outcomes Consortium (SDOC)

PCORI Annual Meeting Scholarship (2016) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

UWM Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarship (2016) Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Nancy A. Wright Doctoral Fellowship (2015) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing

UWM Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarship (2015) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare

Outstanding Graduate Assistantship Award (2014) Arizona Nurses Association-Chapter 30, Tempe, AZ

Outstanding Graduate Assistantship Award (2013) New Mexico State University Graduate School

Outstanding Award (2012) Memoria Medical Center Board of Trustees, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Current Research

Effectiveness of Semi-Recumbent Vibration Exercise on Muscle Outcomes in Older Adults with Decreased Physical FunctionTaani, Murad H, Buehring, Bjoern

Contracts & Grants

Physical Activity and Dietary Self-Management in Older Adults with SarcopeniaNIH NINR.

Intellectual Contributions

Taani, M. H., Strath, St., Fendrich, M., Harley., A., Cho., C., & Schiffman, R., Yamada., Y. (2022). Self-management processes, sedentary behavior, physical activity and dietary self-management behaviors: Impact on muscle outcomes in continuing care retirement community residents. BMC Geriatrics. 22:48 

Hafez, S., Snethen, J., Ellis, J., Taani, M. H., Ngui, E., & Baothman, A. A. (2022). Mothers caring for a child at end of life: A systematic review. Journal of Nursing Practice, 5(1), 36-54. 

Taani, M. H., Kovach, C. R. (2022). Do daytime activity, mood and unit tumult predict nighttime sleep quality of long-term care residents? Healthcare,10(1), 22. healthcare10010022

Taani, M. H., Apchemengich, I., Sima, C. D. (2022). Malnutrition–sarcopenia syndrome and self-management behaviors in continuing-care retirement community residents. Geriatrics, 7(1), 9.

Taani, M. H., Strath, S., Cho, C., Ellis, J., Oh, H. (2022). Objective physical activity, sedentary time, muscle mass, muscle strength, and muscle function: Impact on physical and mental health-related quality of life. Research in Gerontological Nursing. In press. 

Taani, M. H., Binkley, N., GangnonR., Krueger D., & Buehring, B. (2022). Effect of semi-recumbent vibration exercise on muscle outcomes in older adults: A pilot randomized controlled clinical trial. BMC Geriatrics. In press. 

Hafez, S. A., Snethen, J. A., Ngui, E., Ellis, J., & Taani, M. H. (2021). Pediatric end of life care: Impact of Islamic faith. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 01939459211016503. 

Taani, M. H., Zabler, B., Fendrich, M., & Schiffman, R. (2020). Lessons learned for recruitment and retention of low-income African Americans. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 17, 100533.

Plotkin, A., & Taani, M. H. (2020). Factors associated with food intake, nutritional status, and function among nursing home residents with dementia. Geriatric Nursing. 41(5), 559-563.

Taani, M. H., Ellis, J., Zabler, B., & Kelber, S., Tsai., P. (2020). Medication interventions for African American adults: Practice-based evidence from two nurse-led clinics. Public Health Nursing. 

Taani, M. H., Siglinsky, E., Libber, J., Krueger, D., Binkley, N., Kovach, C. R., & Buehring, B. (2019). Semi-recumbent vibration exercise in older adults: A pilot study of methodology, feasibility, and safety. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 5. doi:10.1177/2333721419881552

 Taani, M. H., Siglinsky, E., Kovach, C. R., & Buehring, B. (2018). Psychosocial factors associated with reduced muscle mass, strength, and function in residential care apartment complex residents. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 11(5), 238-248. doi:10.3928/19404921-20180810-02

Kovach, C. R., Taani, M. H., Evans, C. R., Kelber, S., & Margolis, I. (2018). Restrictive ventilatory patterns in residents of continuing care retirement communities. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1-17. doi:10.1177/0193945918803114.

Zabler, B., Tsai, P. Y., Fendrich, M., Cho, Y., Taani, M. H., & Schiffman, R. (2018). Effect of a nurse case management intervention for hypertension self-management in low-income African Americans. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 71, 199-204. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2018.06.01

Taani, M. H., Kovach, C. R., Buehring, B. (2017). Muscle mechanography: A novel method to measure muscle function in older adults. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 10(1) 17-24. doi:10.3928/19404921-20161209-03.

Rao, S. P., Taani, M., Lozano, V., & Kennedy, E. E. (2015). Educating students about suicide: A framework for the use of fotonovelas on college campuses. College Student Journal, 49(2), 217-224.

Rao, S. P., Lozano, V., & Taani, M. (2014). Cues to healthy decision-making among college students: Results from a pilot study. College Student Journal, 48(4), 697-704.