Lisa Martin

Assistant Professor


Lisa Martin, Ph.D., RN, PHN is an Assistant Professor of Nursing with St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, Minnesota and has several years’ experience teaching in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs. She holds a B.S. from Augsburg College and 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 low-income families and as a clinical educator, nursing supervisor, and project manager with several interdisciplinary public health programs.

Lisa has extensive experience building research collaboratives 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.

  • Diabetes prevention in American Indian youth
  • American Indian healthcare and research
  • Nursing education and scholarship

Ph.D., Nursing
University of MN - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011

Master of Science, Nursing Administration
University of MN - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1998

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Magna Cum Laude, 1987

Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
St. Catherine University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1984

MJSP Grant (2012).

Community Work and Learning Grant (2012).