Kelly Bentley

Assistant Professor of Community Health

Professor Bentley received her a BED from Va Tech (1989) and her Master’s of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health (1996) and completed her Interdisciplinary PhD at the University of New Brunswick. Kelly’s work has focused on women’s health, mothering, intimate partner violence (IPV) and health policy. She has over 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 over 25 grants funded by federal, state and philanthropic organizations for community level interventions, evaluation and academic research.


  • 1996 MPH Boston University
  • 1989 BED Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University
  • 2014 PhD Interdisciplinary, University of New Brunswick
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