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Judy Spak, MLS

Head of Academic Research and Education
Academic Research and Education

Contact Judy for assistance or consultations on health sciences educational scholarship, systematic reviews or other evidence syntheses, and research on diversity and inclusion.


Judy is the Librarian for:

  • YSM Office of Education
  • Undergraduate Medical Education
  • YSM Teaching and Learning Center
  • MLS, Southern Connecticut State University, 1996
  • BA, Hofstra University, 1985

Selected Publications:

  • Grossetta Nardini HK, Batten J, Funaro MC, Garcia-Milian R, Nyhan K, Spak JM, Wang L, Glover JG. Librarians as methodological peer reviewers for systematic reviews: results of an online survey. Res Integr Peer Rev. 2019;4:23. doi: 10.1186/s41073-019-0083-5. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 31798974; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6882225.
  • Nicholson, J., Spak, J. M., Kovar-Gough, I., Lorbeer, E. R., & Adams, N. E. (2019). Entrustable professional activity 7: opportunities to collaborate on evidence-based medicine teaching and assessment of medical students. BMC Medical Education, 19(1), 330. doi:10.1186/s12909-019-1764-y
  • Van Schalkwyk SC, Hafler J, Brewer TF, Maley MA, Margolis C, McNamee L, Meyer I, Peluso MJ, Schmutz AM, Spak JM, Davies D; Bellagio Global Health Education Initiative. Transformative learning as pedagogy for the health professions: a scoping review. Medical Education. 2019 Feb 14. doi: 10.1111/medu.13804.
  • Green, ML, Moeller JJ, Spak JM. The effectiveness of test-enhanced learning in health professions education - a systematic review and meta-analysis. Medical Teacher. 2018 Apr; 40(4): 337-350. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1430354. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
  • Spak J, Glover, J. The personal librarian program: an evaluation of a Cushing/Whitney Medical Library outreach initiative. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, Winter 2007, 26 (4): 15-25. dol: 10.1300/J115v26n04_02.