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Senior Lecturer
605 Patterson Office Tower

Areas of Expertise

  • Rural Housing and Community Development
  • Social Work Education
  • Financial Justice and Well-Being

Highlighted Publications

  • Barnhart, S., Kilty, K., & Loeffler, D.N. (2020). Family structure as a social determinant of child health. Journal of Poverty, 25(2).
  • Benner, K., Loeffler, D.N., & Pope, N., Eds. (2022). Social, economic, and environmental justice: Building social work practice skills. Springer.
  • Snow, A., Cerel, J., Loeffler, D.N., & Flaherty, C. (2019). Barriers to mental health care for transgender and gender non-confirming adults: A systematic review of the literature. Health and Social Work, 44(3), pp. 149-155.

Current Projects

  • Exploring the Experience of Providing Services to Communities Affected by a Natural Disaster

Alma Mater

  • University of Kentucky – Master of Social Work
  • University of Iowa – Bachelor of Arts

Get to Know Dr. Loeffler

Dr. Loeffler splits her time between Lexington, KY and Memphis, TN. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors at Fahe, Inc. Outside of work you may find Dr. Loeffler running, cycling, and hiking.