Center for Population Studies

University of Mississippi

Tess Lefmann

Tess Lefmann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work. She received her PhD and Master’s in social work from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Duquesne University. Her research agenda focuses on maternal and child health disparities, beginning with inequalities in the prenatal environment that lead to discrepancies in postpartum health promotion behaviors, particularly on the structural and cultural barriers that contribute to the glaring racial and economic disparities in breastfeeding behavior.