Lawyer Detail

aila hoss

Aila Hoss

Visiting Assistant Professor

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Inlow Hall Room 331
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 274-8616

Areas of Expertise

  • Immunizations
  • Tribal law

Available For

  • Referrals
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Technical Assistance



Publications and Research


Aila Hoss is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Her research explores topics in public health law, health policy development, and the impact of federal Indian law and Tribal law on health outcomes. Prior to joining the faculty at IU, Aila served as a staff attorney for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Law Program (PHLP), 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. This included supporting the agency’s Ebola Emergency Operations Center and responding to legal research requests related to the Zika virus. At PHLP, she also served as the lead researcher for Tribal public health law projects, a portfolio she conceptualized and developed upon her arrival to the program. Aila has published on a variety of health law topics in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, among others, and has presented at national conferences including the Public Health Law Conference and the National Indian Health Board Public Health Summit. Aila serves as a faculty member for CDC University’s Working Effectively with Tribal Governments course and has previously served as a member of the Expert Review Workgroup for the CDC’s Legal Epidemiology Competency Model Project. Aila completed her BA at Emory University and her JD at the University of Oregon. She is an active member of the Indiana bar.


  • The Legal Epidemiology of State Healthcare Worker Vaccination Laws, Public Health Law Conference, Washington, DC (September 15, 2016).
  • Tribal Public Health: Law Governance, and Leadership, National Tribal Forum for Excellence in Community Health Practice, Spokane, Washington (August 31, 2016).
  • Tribal Public Health and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities, National Indian Health Board Public Health Summit, Atlanta, Georgia (April 12, 2016).
  • Tribal Environmental Public Health: Prevention via Law, Policy and Practice, Panel Presentation at the Public Health Law Conference: Intersection of Law, Policy and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, (October 17, 2014).

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