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About Lisa Martin, Ph.D., RN, PHN, AHN-BC

Lisa Martin, Ph.D., RN, PHN, AHN-BC  is an Associate Professor of Nursing with St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota and has extensive experience teaching nursing in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs.  She is an alumna of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Association of Schools of Public Health Minority Health doctoral fellowship and The University of Minnesota Medical School-Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health's Interdisciplinary Research doctoral fellowship program. She holds a B.S. from Augsburg University, an M.S. in Nursing Administration, and Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. Lisa began her academic career at the University of Minnesota as a research assistant with the Center for Adolescent Nursing and as a science administrator with the American Indian Alaska Native MS to PhD Nursing Science Bridge Project established to double the number of American Indian nurses with PhD's in the US. Prior to the University of Minnesota, she worked as a public health nurse in Minneapolis/St. Paul with economically disadvantaged families and as a clinical educator, nursing supervisor, and project manager with several interdisciplinary public health programs. Lisa has experience building research collaborative projects with reservation and urban-based American Indian communities, and community-based participatory research, a partnership approach to the research process. Her current research looks closely at American Indian youth living with overweight and obesity in low-income, rural, and American Indian communities. Lisa's areas of interest include American Indian healthcare and research, diabetes prevention in American Indian youth, quantitative and qualitative research methods, nursing education, holistic nursing, cultural competency, and inclusivity. Lisa currently serves on the board of directors of the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, Inc., the board of directors of the National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA) as immediate past president, and as a diversity consultant to the AARP Center to Champion Nursing of America and RWJF Future of Nursing Campaign for Action.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Nursing, St. Catherine University Nursing Department
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Grants

2013 - 2015 Obesity, Hypertension, Acanthosis Nigricans, and School Achievement Among Low-Income, Rural, and American Indian Children
Sigma Global Nursing Excellence
Zeta Chapter International Research Grant
Role: Principle Investigator
Colleague(s): Frederick Ness, M.D.
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 Member, American Nurses Assocation
2020 Member, Minnestoa Nurses Assocation
2016 Member, The American Holistic Nursing Association
2016 Member, The Society of Rogerian Scholars
2015 Board of Directors, The Indian Health Board of Minneapolis
2002 President, Immeadiate Past President, Member, The National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association
1990 Sigma Global Nursing Excellence - Zeta Chapter, Past Board of Directors Secretary, Member
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Honors and Awards

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Association of Schools of Public Health Minority Health Fellowship, 2005-2007
  • The University of Minnesota Medical School - Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship, 2007-2009

Courses

  • Nursing Leadership in Complex Healthcare Systems I and II
  • Holistic Nursing Advances: Leading and Influencing
  • Community Health, Public Health, and Global Health Nursing
  • Application of Nursing Theory in Nursing Practice I and II

Education

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2011 PhD, University of MN - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota ‐ Nursing
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1998 MS, University of MN - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota ‐ Nursing Administration
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1987 BS, Augsburg University ‐ Nursing
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1984 AAS, St. Catherine University, Minneapolis, Minnesota ‐ Nursing
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Contact Information

2020 - 2021 Sabbatical

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