LB Klein, MSW, MPA, has dedicated her research and practice to ending gender-based violence, supporting survivors, and advancing social justice. She is a lead trainer for Bringing in the Bystander® Prevention Program and a Practitioner Fellow for Prevention Innovations Research Center at the University of New Hampshire.

LB is a PhD student and adjunct faculty member in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work where her research focuses on community and policy approaches to addressing gender-based violence and promoting equity through mixed methods, community-based participatory action, and implementation research.

LB has served as a consultant and trainer for organizations and coalitions across the United States and Canada on gender-based violence prevention and advocacy through PIRC and her consulting partnership, Catalytical Consulting LLC.  She is a founding leadership council member and research chair of the Campus Advocates & Prevention Professionals Association (CAPPA). LB previously directed Emory University’s Respect Program and coordinated the St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court volunteer program. She holds a BA and MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, an MPA from the University of Colorado Denver’s Program on Gender-Based Violence, and a graduate certificate in LGBT health from Drexel University. You can follow her work on Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenlbklein), ResearchGate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lb_Klein2), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LB_Klein).