Hot Lunch with Dr. Margaret Moss


Dr. Margaret Moss
Director, First Nations House of Learning; Associate Professor, Nursing

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Margaret P. Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation (Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota), and has equal lineage in a Canadian Dakhóta Nation in Saskatchewan. She has been a nurse for 32 years and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.  Dr. Moss is the first and only American Indian to hold both nursing and juris doctorates. She has been in academia for 21 years.  She is currently, at the University of British Columbia as Director of the First Nations House of Learning, and in the Faculty of Applied Science as an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. She has been on faculty at the University at Buffalo, Yale University, and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Moss was a 2014 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal/Indigenous Life and Culture in the North American Context at McGill University, Montreal, QC (2014). As a RWJF Health Policy Fellow she staffed the US Senate Special Committee on Aging (2008-9) and was original lead staff on the now enacted National Alzheimer’s Project Act. Moss has published the first nursing textbook on American Indian health (Springer 2015), which won AJN Book of the Year in 2 categories (2016). Her next text, Health Equity and Nursing (Springer) was out March 2020.  She has given over 150 presentations on these topics especially in and about the four settler states New Zealand, Australia, Canada and across the US. She was just appointed to the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice (BPH) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (2021).