Lisa Martin is an Associate Professor at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 1905, St. Catherine’s has served a diverse student population including in a liberal arts education, teachings on social justice and the empowerment of women.
Dr. Martin began her academic career 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. She has experience building research and collaborative projects with reservation and urban-based American Indian communities and her publications have addressed effective change for tribal, state, national, and international standards of health policy and respectful engagement of American Indian communities. Her current research looks at American Indian youth living with diabetes, overweight, and obesity. She serves on the board of directors of the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, Inc., and the National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association as immediate past president. She also serves as a diversity consultant to the AARP Center to Champion Nursing of America and RWJF Future of Nursing Campaign for Action.
Dr. Martin completed her A.A.S in Nursing from St. Catherine University, B.S. in Nursing from Augsburg University, M.S. in Nursing Administration and Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. 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 programs. (250 words).