Leila Barraza

Assistant Professor, Community, Environment & Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Leila Barraza

Drachman Hall A245

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Professor Barraza is a Professor of Practice in Law at Arizona Law and an Associate Professor at Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona.  She also serves as the Director of the Arizona Area Health Education Centers program (AzAHEC) and is a Senior Consultant with the Network for Public Health Law – Western Region Office. Her research interests include studying the impact of laws and regulations on population health.  She has worked for the Center for Rural Health (formerly Rural Health Office) at the Zuckerman College of Public Health and provided assistance to rural and tribal hospitals and clinics regarding new medical designation opportunities, health practitioner recruitment, emergency medical services, and funding opportunities. Professor Barraza has been published in leading scholarly journals (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2293065 ), including JAMA, American Journal of Public Health, and Journal for Law, Medicine, and Ethics.  She received her JD with a Certificate in Law, Science, and Technology from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, and Master in Public Health from the Zuckerman College of Public Health at University of Arizona.

Professor Barraza teaches LAW 608A, Public Health Law & Ethics, during the Summer term.


  • J.D. Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Arizona State University
  • Master of Public Health University of Arizona
  • B.A. University of Southern California, Los Angeles