She received her PhD in health promotion, as well as her interdisciplinary community-based aboriginal health research training, at Dalhousie University.

Her research interests include sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan, sexual diversity, sex trade work, and more. Dr. Loppie has undertaken research and published in areas such as Aboriginal health inequities, as well as racism and cultural safety. Her research partners have included individual First Nation communities, as well as national government stakeholders like the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Dr. Loppie is the principal investigator on CTN 302: Visioning Health II.