Rozina H. Bhimani, PhD, DNP, APRN-CNP, CNE

Assistant Professor, Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative

Rozina H. Bhimani

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-1497

Fax 612-625-7180

Office Address:
6-158 WDH

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Nursing, University of Minnesota

DNP, Nursing, University of Minnesota

MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Metropolitan State University

BS, Biology, University of Minnesota

BSN, Nursing, Metropolitan Sate University

BCOM (Bachelors in Commerce), Business, Premier College, Karachi

Teaching Certification, Certified Nurse Educator, National League of Nursing


Professional Associations


  • Urdu


Research Summary/Interests

  • Symptom measurement and management in movement disorders
  • Symptom interventions for individuals with disabilities.
  • Patients/providers communication pattern to improve patient outcomes
  • Quality of life issues for individuals with disabilities.
  • Prevention of impairments and limitation in disabled population.
  • Overlapping pain syndrome in neurological disabilities.

Research interests includes: Symptom science including measurement, management and interventions in movement disorders. Development of clinical decision tools that are patient centered and allow discrimination between overlapping pain syndrome in neurological disabilities is of particular interest to her. Dr. Bhimani is interested in improving patients/providers communication pattern in clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. Her research focus embraces addressing quality of life issues for disabled population, particularly in the area of neurological disabilities. Dr. Bhimani studies designs uses mixed methods.

Research Funding Grants

Funded Research:

Title of Project: Development of Muscle Tightness Measurement Tool (MMT)
Funding Agency: Grant in Aid, University of Minnesota
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 2016-2017

Title of Project: Understanding Symptom Experiences of Muscle Tightness from Nursing Perspective
Funding Agency: Nursing Foundation, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 2015

Title of Project: Understanding Symptom Experiences of Muscle Tightness From Patients and Clinicians Perspective
Funding Agency: APDC, Henrietta Schmoll School of Health, St. Catherine University
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 2014

Title of Project: Understanding Spasticity from Patients and Clinicians Perspective
Funding Agency: Sister Kenny Foundation
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 2007-2009


Bhimani, R.,& Anderson, L. (2017). Lived Experiences of Muscle Tightness Symptoms from Patients’ Perspectives,Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, (In Press)

Bhimani, R.,Cross, L., Taylor, B. C., Meis, L. M., Fu, S. S., Allen, K. D., Krein, S. L., Do, T., Kerns, R. D., & Burgess, D. J. (2016).Taking ACTION to Reduce Pain: ACTION study rationale, design and protocol of a randomized trial of a proactive telephone-based coaching intervention for chronic musculoskeletal pain among African Americans.BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders,18(15),doi: 10.1186/s12891-016-1363-6

Bhimani, R.,Palluck, H., Mathiason, M. M., & Anderson, L. (2017). A continuing education conference about patients with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers.Journal of Continuing Education,48, 270-275. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20170517-08.

Bhimani, R., Gaugler, J. E., & Skay, C. (2016). Understanding Symptom Experiences of Muscle Tightness from Patients' and Clinicians' Perspectives. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jocn.13506 (Early View- Published ahead of print)

Bhimani, R., Peden-McAlpine, C., Gaugler, J. E., & Anderson, L. (2016). Spasticity over time during acute rehabilitation: A study of patient and clinician scores. Applied Nursing Research. 30, 16-23. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.08.007

Bhimani, R. (2016). Understanding work-related musculoskeletal injuries in rehabilitation from a nursing perspective. Rehabilitation Nursing, 41, 91-100. doi: 10.1002/rnj.187

Narayan, S., Varghese, M., Hepburn, K., Lewis, M., Phil, I., & Bhimani, R. (2015). Caregiving Experiences of Family Members of Persons with Dementia in South India. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias 30, 508-516.

Bhimani, R., (2014). Understanding Caregivers Burden in Parkinson: A scoping review of the literature. Rehabilitation Research and Practice, (Online Journal)

Bhimani, R., & Anderson, L. (2014). Clinical Understanding of Spasticity: Implications for Practice. Rehabilitation Research and Practice, (Online Journal)

Bhimani, R. (2014). Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Injuries in Rehabilitation Nursing. Rehabilitation Nursing, doi: 10.1002/rnj.185 (Early View- Published ahead of print)

Bhimani, R., Peden-McAlpine, C., & Henly, S. (2012). Understanding Spasticity from Patients’ Perspectives Over Time. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68, 2504-2514. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05949.x

Bhimani, R., Henly, S., Anderson, L., & Stoddard, S. (2011) Clinical Measurement of Limb Spasticity in Adults: State of the Science. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 43 (2), 104-115.

Bhimani, R. (2008). Intrathecal baclofen pump in adults and nursing care. Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, 33 (3), 110-116.


Academic Interests and Focus

Symptom Science, Mixed Method, Quantitative Research Methods and Designs, Evidence Based Practice and Implementation Science, & Health Care Economics and Finance


Board Certifications

American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC)-Family Nurse Practitioner Certification

American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP)- Family Nurse Practitioner Certification


In The News

Best Nursing Edcator of the Year (2014)- Mpls St Paul