Abby Hunt, MSW
NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH LEADERS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH CARE EDUCATION AND TRAINING INC. (HCET)
Abby Hunt is an IRL Cohort 2 community partner alumna and the executive director at Health Care Education and Training (HCET), based in Indianapolis. For over 20 years, Ms. Hunt has worked to improve individual, family, and community health through service learning and the design, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based sexual/reproductive health services and programs across the Midwest. A self-described “implementation practitioner,” Ms. Hunt has worked in a community-academic partnership for over 12 years to manage and evaluate trauma-informed positive youth development, teen pregnancy prevention, and STD/HIV prevention programs in close collaboration with communities. The IRL fellowship was an incredibly impactful experience in her career and she will bring her belief in the power of community/research partnership to the NAC. She is also the parent of three boys and strongly believes in reading and writing early and often, getting outside and unstructured, and working to center reproductive and sexual health as a priority in all spaces impacting youth, families, and communities.