Shanda Hunt, MPH, is an Assistant Librarian and serves as Liaison & Data Curation Specialist to the School of Public Health, focusing on the needs of students, instructors, and researchers. 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 in the U of MN School of Public Health before taking on a new career in the University Libraries March 2016 (although she was a student worker in the Mathematics Library in 1993!). She is eager to merge her two identities as public health professional and librarian. Outside of work, Shanda strives to become better each day at yoga, cooking, and gardening.
Areas of Interest
Grey literature searching, data sharing and management, qualitative research methods, library outreach and networking.
Orientation to the Libraries
The following video is an introduction to navigating the Bio-Medical Library's website and locating important resources you will need as a Public Health student:
Select Publications & Presentations
Connor, J. J., Hunt, S., Finsaas, M., Ciesinski, A., Ahmed, A., Robinson, B. E. (2016). From Somalia to U.S.---Shifts in Gender Dynamics from the Perspective of Female Somali Refugees. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 28(1), 1-29. doi:10.1080/08952833.2015.1130546
Connor, J. J., Hunt, S., Finsaas, M., Ciesinski, A., Ahmed, A., Robinson, B. E. (2015). Sexual Health Care, Sexual Behaviors and Functioning, and Female Genital Cutting: Perspectives from Somali Women Living in the U.S. Journal of Sex Research, 53(3), 346-359. doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2015.1008966
Horvath, K. J., Ecklund, A. M., Hunt, S. L., Nelson, T. F., Toomey, T. L. (2015). Developing internet-based health interventions: A guide for public health researchers and practitioners. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(1), e28. doi:10.2196/jmir.3770
Hunt, Shanda, Nederhoff, Dawn, Toomey, Traci (2015). Challenges and Potential Solutions When Conducting Alcohol Research in Military Settings. Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference. November 2, Chicago, IL.
Hunt, Shanda, Ciesinski, Amanda, Robinson, Beatrice “Bean” E., Connor, Jennifer (2014). Sexuality and HIV Prevention: Perspectives from Somali Women Living in Minnesota. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference. November 18, New Orleans, LA.