Leila Barraza, J.D., M.P.H., is a senior consultant for the Network’s Western Region Office and an Associate Professor in Community, Environment & Policy at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona. Her research interests include studying the impact of laws and regulations on population health, both nationally and globally. Previously, Professor Barraza 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. She has been published in several scholarly journals, including the JAMA, American Journal of Public Health, Public Health Reports, Preventing Chronic Disease, Cancer, Duke Forum for Law & Social Change, Jurimetrics Journal, Annals of Health Law, and Journal for Law, Medicine, and Ethics. Professor Barraza instructs a public health law course for public health and law students, and she has also provided 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. Professor Barraza 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, Professor Barraza served as a Law Clerk for the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.