Leila Barraza, JD, MPH, is Associate Professor at Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona. She is the Interim Director of the Arizona Area Health Education Centers program (AzAHEC). She also serves as 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, both nationally and globally. Barraza has been published in several scholarly journals, including JAMA, AJPH, Public Health Reports, Jurimetrics Journal, Annals of Health Law, and Journal for Law, Medicine, and Ethics. She has also provided numerous presentations at national and local conferences on a variety of critical public health law issues.