Shanda Hunt


Public Health Librarian and Data Curation Specialist

Health Sciences Library

[email protected]


ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4131-7333

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.

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Areas of interest

Data sharing and management, qualitative research methods, gray literature, library outreach and networking

Select publications and presentations

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.

Bakker, C. J. and Hunt, S. L. (2018, May). Information Science Solutions to Communicating Public Health Research Findings to the Public. Paper presented at the meeting of the Medical Library Association, Atlanta, GA.

Hunt, S. L., Bakker, C. J. (2018, March). How Data and Publishing Intersect for Public Health Researchers: A Conversation Around Broad Definitions of Dissemination. Paper presented at the Research Data Access & Preservation Summit, Chicago, IL.

Hunt, S. L., McBurney, J., Peper, M., Wiggins, B., and Younger, K. (2017, December). Research Sprints as Engagement Tool for Librarians & Faculty. Presented at the Coalition for Networked Information Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Theis-Mahon, N., Hunt, S. L., Forbes, N. (2017, May). My Doctor Said What!?: Identifying and assessing online health information resources. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.