Dr. Kelly Murphy brings a decade of experience bridging research and practice in youth-serving systems to Activate. Her work centers on transforming systems to align their practice with what research finds promotes healthy development. As part of this work, she focuses on understanding and advancing how research is used in practice. For example, Kelly led a study examining how judges and attorneys use research in their decision-making. Kelly brings knowledge in sexual and reproductive health and experience working with youth; she has served as teen pregnancy prevention program facilitator, a Court Appointed Special Advocate, and a mentor for youth in foster care.