Professor Bentley’s work has focused on women’s health, mothering, intimate partner violence (IPV) and health policy. She has more than 24 years of experience in community health and has worked internationally, nationally, and at state and local levels. She is sought to speak about her research on mothers and IPV and is actively involved in violence prevention in the state and local community. Kelly has received numerous awards to include the prestigious Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canada Graduate Scholarship Award. She has had more than 25 grants funded by federal, state and philanthropic organizations for community level interventions, evaluation and academic research.