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LB Klein

Adjunct Faculty
Injury and Violence Prevention Fellow

LB Klein, Ph.D.


Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

Room 426-A

325 Pittsboro Street

Campus Box 3550

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

O: 919-533-7380

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LB Klein, MSW, MPA, (she/her or they/them) is a doctoral candidate and adjunct faculty member at the UNC School of Social Work and an injury and violence prevention fellow with the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Her research focuses on sexual and intimate partner violence prevention and intervention with particular interests in intersectionality and mixed methods approaches to enhancing LGBTQ+ health, fostering equity in higher education, and bridging the gap between research and practice. She has served as a consultant and trainer nationally and internationally through Prevention Innovations Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, Soteria Solutions, and her consulting partnership Catalytical Consulting LLC. She has worked in various capacities to prevent and respond to interpersonal violence and advance social justice for more than 16 years.

Degrees and Licenses

MPA, University of Colorado, Denver
MSW, Washington University at St. Louis
BA, Washington University at St. Louis

Primary Program

MSW Education


Certified Rape Crisis Counselor
Safe Zone

Research and Professional Interests

Interpersonal Violence
Higher Education
Implementation Science

Principal Investigator

Sexual and Relationship Violence and LGBTQ+ College Students: Implications for Prevention
Addressing Alcohol's Role in Campus Sexual Assault

Other Projects

Human Trafficking and North Carolina Corrections Research Assistant

Recent Publications

Klein, L. B., Brewer, N. Q., Mennicke, A., Christenson, C., Baldwin-White, A., Cloy, C., & Wood. L. (2020). Centering minoritized students in campus interpersonal violence research. Journal of Family Violence. Advance online publication.

Klein, L. B., Rizzo, A. J., Woofter, R. C., & Cherry, L. H. (2019). Addressing alcohol’s role in campus sexual assault: Prevention educators’ perspectives. Journal of American College Health, 8, 1-6.

Klein, L. B. & Martin, S. L. (2019). Sexual harassment of students on college and university campuses: A systematic review. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. Advance online publication.

Klein, L. B., Chesworth, B. R., Howland-Myers, J. R., Rizo, C. F., & Macy, R. J. (2019). Housing interventions for intimate partner violence survivors: A systematic review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. Advance online publication.

Klein, L. B., Graham, L. M., Treves-Kagan, S., Deck, P. G., DeLong, S. M., & Martin, S. L. (2018) Leveraging data to strengthen campus sexual assault policies. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(21), 3298-3314.  

Presentations, Workshops and Media

Addressing The Intersection of Alcohol and Violence

How White Supremacy Shows Up in The Movement to End Violence and Oppression: An Insular Teach-In Session

Campus Sexual and Relationship Violence: Using Research to Inform Policy and Practice

Beyond Straight and Gay: Affirming Bi+ Survivors of Abuse

Cultivating Sustainable Title IX Offices


SOWO 855

Treatment of Trauma and Violence



SOWO 510

Foundations of Evidenced-Based Practice and Program Evaluation



SOWO 492

APPLES Internship Seminar in In-Service Learning