Law and Policy Analyst

Sophia Mitchell is a Law and Policy Analyst in the Policy Surveillance Program at the Center for Public Health Law Research (CPHLR) at Temple University Beasley School of Law. She is responsible for researching and creating legal datasets across emerging public health topics, such as sexual and reproductive health and economic policies that serve as a social determinant of health. She also contributes to the promotion of policy surveillance by writing blog posts discussing the Center’s research and recent legal developments. 

Prior to joining the Center, Sophia worked as a research assistant at The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she researched cases alleging prosecutorial misconduct in Pennsylvania federal and state court. She also worked as a legal research associate at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), where she assessed the implications of federal law on the state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). Additionally, Sophia served as a pro bono volunteer at numerous organizations in the Philadelphia area, such as the Movement Alliance Project, the City of Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission, and the Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender. 

Sophia received her J.D. from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she was presented with the Faculty Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Student for her commitment to public service. She received her B.A. in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Widener University. Sophia is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and has persisted in her commitment to public service, through her involvement with the Birth Rights Bar Association and various other reproductive and sexual health organizations.