Margaret P. Moss is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation (Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota), and has equal lineage as Canadian Sioux/ Saskatchewan. She is currently Director of the First Nations House of Learning and an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. Dr. Moss is the first and only American Indian to hold both nursing and juris doctorates, and published the first nursing textbook on American Indian health (Springer 2015).
BS (Biology), Washington State University
PhD (Nursing), University of Texas (Houston HSC)
JD, Hamline University School of Law (St Paul, MN)
Original lead staff, National Alzheimer’s Project Act, 2012
RWJF Health Policy Fellow, US Senate Special Committee on Aging, 2008-2009
Affiliations & Links
Director, First Nations House of Learning
Honours & Awards
American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year in the "Community Health" and "Professional Issues" categories (2016)
Dr. Moss’ clinical experience included being Staff Nurse and then House Supervisor and Patient Education Specialist with the US Public Health Service, Indian Health/Santa Fe Indian Hospital (1991–1996). Her areas of research include American Indian health, aging, health policy and health disparities with a focus on social and structural determinants of health. Dr. Moss' research methods have included ethnography, geographical information systems, survey, and other qualitative methods. She has given over 150 presentations on these topics of note most recently in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and across the US.