Dr. Loria is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Developmental-Behavioral  Pediatrics and serves as the Medical Director of the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children’s Medical Center. Her clinical, advocacy, and research interests include the care of vulnerable child populations, the impact of adverse childhood experiences on health outcomes, and the integration of public health and medicine in the provision of trauma-informed, pediatric primary care services. She is specifically interested in improving the health outcomes of immigrant children and children in foster care. As a fellowship-trained general academic pediatrician, Dr. Loria is also involved in undergraduate and graduate medical education at UT-Southwestern Medical Center and serves as an Academic Colleges mentor . She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Texas Pediatric Society, and the Academic Pediatric Association.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2012)
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (2015), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2017), Academic General Pediatrics

Research Interest

  • Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Child and Adult Health Outcomes
  • Improving the Care of Vulnerable Child Populations
  • Resilience Building in Vulnerable Child Populations and At-Risk Communities
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Caring for Children in Foster and Kinship Care During a Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Recommendations.
Loria H, McLeigh J, Wolfe K, Conner E, Smith V, Greeley CS, Keefe RJ. Journal of Public Child Welfare 2021 Aug 16 1-24
Trauma-informed, integrated primary care: A medical home model for children with prenatal drug exposure who enter foster care
Loria, H; McLeigh, J; Craker, K; Bird, S. Children and Youth Services Review 2021 May 127
Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Low-Income Latino Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Children.
Loria H, Caughy M J. Pediatr. 2018 Jan 192 209-215.e1

Honors & Awards

  • Texas Super Doctor - Rising Stars
    Texas Monthly (2019)
  • Young Physicians Leadership Alliance
    American Academy of Pediatrics (2019-2021)
  • Early Career Physician Award
    Texas Pediatric Society (2018)
  • Service Package Grant
    UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine (2016-2017)
  • Premedical Honors College Scholar
    Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas-Pan American (2004-2012)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Academic Pediatric Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Texas Pediatric Society