Aila Hoss

Alia Hoss
Aila Hoss
Assistant Professor of Law
College of Law
Law
918-631-2442 Website College of Law Room 230

Education

JD – University of Oregon School of Law BA – Emory University

Bio

Aila Hoss is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law where she teaches and researches Indian law and health law. Professor Hoss practiced public health law as a staff attorney with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Law Program, where she worked to improve public health through the development of legal tools and the provision of legal technical assistance to state, Tribal, local, and territorial governments. Her work at CDC included supporting the agency’s Ebola Emergency Operations Center and serving as a faculty member for the agency’s Working Effectively with Tribal Governments course. Prior to joining TU Law, she was a visiting assistant professor at Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Her research explores topics in health law and Indian law, particularly Tribal public health law and the impact of federal Indian law on health outcomes. She is an active member of the Indiana bar.

Research Interests

Public Health Law
Federal Indian Law
Tribal Public Health Law

Teaching Interests

Federal Indian Law
American Indian Health Law
Public Health Law
Food and Drug Law
Legislation
Property

Publications

Law Reviews

  • Decriminalization as Substance Use Disorder Prevention, 51 U. Tol. L. Rev. 477 (2020) (invited).

  • A Framework for Tribal Public Health Law, 20 Nev. Law J. 113 (2019).

  • Introduction: Exploring the Intersection of Immigration Law and Health Policy, 16 Ind. Health L. Rev. 173 (2019) (invited).

  • Legalizing Harm Reduction, 80 Ohio State Law J. 825 (2019) (invited).

  • Tribal Public Health Data And Surveillance, 44 S. Ill. U. L.J. 27 (2019) (invited).

  • Public Use of Recreational Marijuana: A Legal Landscape of State Law, 41 Seton Hall Legis. J. 283 (2017) (with Dawn Pepin, Gillian Schauer, and Carissa Baker Holmes).

  • Emergency Declarations and Tribes: Mechanisms Under Tribal and Federal Law, 24 Mich. St. Int’l L. Rev. 33 (2015) (with Gregory Sunshine).

  • COVID-19 and Tribes: The Structural Violence of Federal Indian Law, Arizona State Law Journal Online (forthcoming 2020) (invited).

  • Indiana’s Indian Laws: Indigenous Erasure and Racism in the Land of the Indians, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy (forthcoming 2020).

  • Promoting Expungements to Minimize the Adverse Impact of Substance Use Disorder Criminalization, Albany Law Review (forthcoming 2020) (with Brittany Kelly, John Heinz, and Anthony Singer).

  • COVID-19 and Tribes: The Structural Violence of Federal Indian Law, Arizona State Law Journal Online (forthcoming) (invited).

  • Indiana’s Indian Laws: Indigenous Erasure and Racism in the Land of the Indians, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy (forthcoming).

  • Promoting Expungements to Minimize the Adverse Impact of Substance Use Disorder Criminalization, Albany Law Review (forthcoming) (with Brittany Kelly, John Heinz, and Anthony Singer).

Book Chapters

  • Tribal Public Health Systems and the Law, Public Health Law: Concepts and Case Studies for Practitioners (forthcoming) (with Michelle Castagne).

  • The US Legal System and Sources of Authority for Public Health Laws, Public Health Law: Concepts and Case Studies for Practitioners (forthcoming 2020) (with Matthew Penn and Dawn Pepin).

  • Tribal Public Health Systems and the Law, Public Health Law: Concepts and Case Studies for Practitioners (forthcoming 2020) (with Michelle Castagne).

Journal Articles

  • Association of State Laws with Increased Influenza Vaccination among Hospital-Based Healthcare Personnel, American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 56(6):e177−e183 (2019) (with Megan Lindley, Yi Mu, Dawn Pepin, Elizabeth Kalayil, Katharina van Santen, Jonathan Edwards, and Daniel Pollock).

  • Federal Indian Law as a Structural Determinant of Health, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, 47 S4: 34-42 (2019).

  • Predicting pharmacy naloxone stocking and dispensing following a statewide standing order, Indiana 2016, Drug and Alcohol Dependence 188(1):187-192 (2018) (with Beth Meyerson, Jon Agley, Alissa Davis, Wasantha Jayawardene, DJ Shannon, Priscilla Ryder, Karleen Ritchie, and Ruth Gassman).

  • State Statutes and Regulations Related to Human Papillomavirus Vaccination, Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, 15(7-8):1519-1526 (2019) (with Beth Meyerson and Gregory Zimet).

  • State Laws Requiring Hand Sanitation Stations at Animal Contact Exhibits-United States, March-April 2016, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 66(1):16-18 (2017) (with Colin Basler, Lauren Stevenson, Kelly Gambino-Shirley, Misha Park Robyn, and Megin Nichols).

  • The Latest in Vaccine Policies: Selected Issues in School Vaccinations, Healthcare Worker Vaccinations, and Pharmacist Vaccination Authority Laws, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, 45(S1):16-19 (2017) (with Leila Barraza and Cason Schmit).

  • State Public Health Enabling Authorities: Results of a Fundamental Activities Assessment Examining Core and Essential Services, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 22(6):529-536 (2016) (with Akshara Menon and Liza Corso).

  • Tribal Water Rights: Exploring Issues in Dam Construction and Sovereignty, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, 43(1):60-63 (2015) (with Jerilyn Church, Chinyere Ekechi, and Anika Larson).

  • Receiving Recognition: A Case for occupational therapists as mental and behavioral health providers, American Journal of Occupational Therapists (submitted 2020) (with Victoria Garcia-Wilburn, Meghan Pudeler, Emily Beukema, Candice Rothenbuhler, Hannah Stoll).

  • Yes, You Need a Lawyer: Integrating Legal Epidemiology Into Health Research, Public Health Reports (forthcoming 2020) (with Corey Davis and Scott Burris).

  • Receiving Recognition: A Case for occupational therapists as mental and behavioral health providers, American Journal of Occupational Therapists (submitted) (with Victoria Garcia-Wilburn, Meghan Pudeler, Emily Beukema, Candice Rothenbuhler, Hannah Stoll).

  • Yes, You Need a Lawyer: Integrating Legal Epidemiology Into Health Research, Public Health Reports (forthcoming) (with Corey Davis and Scott Burris).

Other

  • Upholding Tribal Sovereignty and Promoting Tribal Public Health Capacity During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19 (2020) (with Heather Tanana).

  • Getting realistic about your endless list of writing projects, The Research Whisperer (2019).

  • Not Another Scott County?, Bill of Health, Harvard Law Petrie-Flom Center (2019) (with Emily Beukema and Nicolas Terry).

  • Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose-Related Legislation in the 2019 Indiana Legislative Session, Indiana University Grand Challenge: Responding to the Addictions Crisis (2019) (with Colleen Whiting, Emily Beukema, Anthony Singer, and Nicolas Terry).

  • Indiana hit hard by opioid overdose epidemic, Indianapolis Star (2018) (with Nicolas Terry).

  • Innovations in Opioid Law and Policy Interventions Workshop: Summary of Proceedings, Indiana University Grand Challenge: Responding to the Addictions Crisis (2018) (with Nicolas Terry, Ross Silverman, and Emily Beukema).

  • Legal and Policy Best Practices in Response to the Substance Abuse Crisis: A Preliminary Report, Indiana University Grand Challenge: Responding to the Addictions Crisis (2018) (with Nicolas Terry, Ross Silverman, Rebecca Crister, Emily Beukema, and Catherine Sterling).

  • Many State Laws Undermine Harm Reduction Strategies in the Opioid Crisis, Bill of Health, Harvard Law Petrie-Flom Center (2018).

  • On Opioids, We Found a Consensus Among Hoosier Experts: It’s Time to Act, Inside Indiana Business (2018) (with Nicolas Terry and Ross Silverman).

  • Opioid Litigation Proceeds: Cautionary Tales From The Tobacco Settlement, Health Affairs Blog (2018) (with Nicolas Terry).

  • State Healthcare Facility Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2018) (with Alexandra Bhatti, Lauren Tonti, and Dawn Pepin).

  • State Healthcare Facility Pertussis Vaccinations Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2016) (with Alexandrea Bhatti, Michele Nakata, Dawn Pepin, and Jennifer Black).

  • Marijuana Legalization in Indian Country: Selected Resources, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2017) (with Austin Charles and Hillary Li).

  • Selected Tribal Laws Related to Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2017).

  • State Ambulatory Care Facility Influenza Vaccination Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2017) (with Alexandra Bhatti, Hillary Li, and Dawn Pepin).

  • State Ambulatory Care Facility Pneumococcal Vaccination Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2017) ( with Alexandra Bhatti, Adebola Popoola, and Dawn Pepin).

  • State Healthcare Facility Hepatitis B Vaccination Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2017) (with Adebola Popoola, Alexandra Bhatti, Rachel Hulkower, Dawn Pepin).

  • State Long-Term Care Facility Influenza Vaccination Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2017) (with Hillary Li, Alexandra Bhatti, and Dawn Pepin).

  • State Long-Term Care Facility Pneumococcal Vaccination Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2017) (with Alexandra Bhatti, Dawn Pepin, and Adebola Popoola).

  • Tribal Emergency Preparedness Law, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2017) (with Gregory Sunshine).

  • Selected Tribal Laws Related to Mosquito and Vector Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2016) (with Dawn Pepin).

  • Senators Introduce Bill on Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2016).

  • State Hand Sanitation Laws for Animal Contact Exhibits, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2016).

  • State Healthcare Facility Varicella Vaccination Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2016) (with Alexandra Bhatti, Christian Adkins, and Dawn Pepin).

  • Tribal Consultation Selected Readings and Resources, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2016).

  • Tribal Public Health and the Law: Selected Readings and Resources, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2016).

  • Selected Tribal Laws Related to Motor Vehicle Safety, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2015).

  • State Batterer Intervention Program Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2015) (with Dawn Pepin).

  • State Hospital Influenza Vaccination Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2015) (with Alexandra Bhatti, Dawn Pepin, and Jennifer Black).

  • State Hospital Pneumococcal Vaccinations Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2015) (with Alexandra Bhatti, Dawn Pepin, and Jennifer Black).

  • State School Immunization Requirements and Vaccine Exemption Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2015) (with Alexandra Bhatti, Cason Schmit, and Matthew Penn).

  • State Turtle-Associated Salmonellosis Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2015) (with Don Benken).

  • The Affordable Care Act and American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Selected Readings and Resources, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2015).

  • Tribal Epidemiology Centers Designated as Public Health Authorities Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2015).

  • State Public Health Department Accreditation Laws, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2014).

  • Tribal Laws Related to Infectious Disease Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program (2014).

Courses Taught

  • Federal Indian Law