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Sophia S. Leggett, MPH, Ph.D.


Department of Behavioral and Environmental Health
Concentration: Environmental and Occupational Health



350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 320
Jackson, MS 39213-7681
Office Phone: 601-979-8846
P.O. Box 17067 (JSU Campus Mail Only)



Jackson State University       BS          Biology
University of Alabama           MPH       Public Health (Health Policy and Organization)
at Birmingham
Jackson State University       Ph.D.      Environmental Science


Research/Professional Interests:

  • Environmental Hazards
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Children’s and Women’s Health
  • The Built Environment
  • Rural and Urban Health


Faculty Senator of the Year, (2015-2016)
Group External Funding Award, College of Public Service, School of Health Sciences,(2012-2013)
W.E. B. DuBois Honor College Faculty, Jackson State University, 2014
Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society, Jackson State University, 1998

 Dr. Sophia S. Leggett CV