Community, Environment & Policy Department
1295 N. Martin
Campus PO Box: 245210
Drachman Hall A245
Tucson, AZ 85724
Leila Barraza, J.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community, Environment & Policy at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona. She previously served as Deputy Director of the Network for Public Health Law – Western Region Office and a Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the Public Health Law and Policy Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. As Deputy Director of the Western Region Office of the Network for Public Health Law, an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Barraza provided legal technical assistance to public health practitioners and attorneys positioned throughout the country. She has been published in several scholarly journals, including the Duke Forum for Law & Social Change, Jurimetrics Journal, and Journal for Law, Medicine, and Ethics. She is currently co-instructed a public health law and ethics course for public health students at the Zuckerman College of Public Health. Barraza has also provided special lectures in health law and public health law courses at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, in addition to numerous presentations at national and local conferences on a variety of critical public health law issues. She received her J.D., with a Certificate in Law, Science, and Technology, from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and her M.P.H. from the Zuckerman College of Public Health. She also received a B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California. She worked for the Center for Rural Health (formerly Rural Health Office) at the Zuckerman College of Public Health, providing assistance to rural and tribal hospitals and clinics, prior to attending law school. Following law school, Leila served as a Law Clerk for the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.