Murad Taani

Murad Taani
Assistant Professor
(414) 229-5318
mhtaani@uwm.eduCunningham Hall 441
Assistant 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

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

Secondary Analysis of Medication Management in African American clients of a Community Nursing CenterEllis, Julie, Taani, Murad H

Contracts & Grants

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

Intellectual Contributions

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. doi:

Buhring, B., Taani, Murad, Siglinsky, E., Libber, J., Krueger, D., Kovach, Christine, and Binkley, N. A pilot study on semi-recumbent vibration exercise in older adults with decreaded physical function--methodology, feasibility and safety. 28.1 Osteologie, 2019: 57.
Taani, Murad H., Siglinsky, E., Libber, J., Krueger, D., Binkley, N., Kovach, Christine R., and Buehring, B. “Semi-recumbent vibration exercise in older adults: A pilot study of methodology, feasibility, and safety.” Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine 5. (2019).
Kovach, Christine R., Taani, Murad H., Evans, C. R., Kelber, S,, and Margolis, I. “Restrictive ventilatory patterns in residents of continuing care retirement communities.” Western Journal of Nursing Research 41.3 (2019): 355-371.
Zabler, Bev, Tsai, P. Y., Friedrich, M., Cho, Y., Taani, Murad, and Schiffman, Rachel F. “Effect of a nurse case management intervention for hypertension self-management in low-income African Americans.” Contemporary Clinical Trials 71. (2018): 199-204.
Taani, Murad H., Siglinsky, Ellen, Kovach, Christine R., and Buehring, Bjoern. “Psychosocial factors associated with reduced muscle mass, strength and function in residential apartment complex residents.” Research in Gerontological Nursing 11.5 (2018): 238-248.
Taani, Murad H., Kovach, Christine R., and Buehring, B. “Muscle mechanography: A novel method to measure muscle function in older adults.” Research in Gerontological Nursing 10.1 (2017): 17-24.
Rao, Satya, Taani, Murad H., Lozano, Valerie, and Kennedy, Elizabeth England. “Educating students about suicide: A framework for the use of fotonovelas on college campuses.” College Student Journal 49.2 (2015): 217-224.
Rao, Satya, Lozano, Valerie, and Taani, Murad H. “Cues to healthy decision-making among college students: Results from a pilot study.” College Student Journal 48.4 (2014): 697-704.