Shanda Hunt, she/her/hers Public Health Librarian and Data Curation Specialist
- ORCID iD
- Position title
- Public Health Librarian and Data Curation Specialist
- Libraries department
- Health Sciences
- Alternate profile
- Full profile at the Health Sciences Library site
- Subject Librarian for
- Public Health
Shanda Hunt, MPH, is the Public Health Library Liaison and Data Curation Specialist. Shanda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies and her Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. She was a research coordinator at the School of Public Health before taking on a new career in the University Libraries in 2016 (although she was a student worker in the Mathematics Library in 1993!). Shanda collaborates with public health faculty, staff, and students to find, preserve, and share information. She also serves the broader university community in her roles as data curator for the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM) and member of the Research Data Services Team.
Areas of interest
Data sharing and management, qualitative research methods, gray literature, library outreach and networking
Select publications and presentations
Smith, M. K., Xu, R. H., Hunt, S. L., Wei, C., Tucker, J. D., Tang, W., Luo, R., Xue, H., Yang, L., Bin, Y., Li, L., Joyner, B., and Sylvia, S. Y. (2020). Combating HIV stigma in low- and middle-income health care settings: a scoping review. Journal of the International AIDS Society. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25553.
McBurney, J., Hunt, S. L., Gyendina, M., Brown, S. J., Wiggins, B., Nackerud, S. (2020). Evaluation of Library Research Sprints as a Tool to Engage Faculty and Promote Collaboration. Portal: Libraries and the Academy, 20(2), 305-338. doi:10.1353/pla.2020.0016.
Aspinall, E. E., Hunt, S. L., Theis-Mahon, N. R., Chew, K. V., Olawski, E. (2020). Addressing disparities in physician access to information in support of evidence-based practice. Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1723049
Wiggins, B., Hunt, S. L., McBurney, J., Younger, K., Peper, M., Brown, S., Albin, T., and Orozco, R., (2019). Research Sprints: A New Model of Support. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 45(4), 420-422. doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2019.01.008
Theis-Mahon, N., Hunt, S. L., and Forbes, N. (2018). Online health information use, assessment, and gaps identified by Minnesotans. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 22(4), 295-312. doi: 10.1080/15398285.2018.1523654
Hunt, S. L., and Bakker, C. J. (2018). Qualitative analysis of the information science needs of public health researchers in an academic setting. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 106(2). doi: 10.5195/jmla.2018.316
Rosser, B. R. S., Hunt, S. L., Capistrant, B. D., Kohli, N., Konety, B. R., Mitteldorf, D., West, W. G. (2017). Understanding prostate cancer in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and transgender women: A review of the literature. In J. Ussher, J. Perz & B. R. S. Rosser (Eds.), Gay and bisexual men living with prostate cancer: From diagnosis to recovery. New York, NY. Harrington Park Press.