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Judy Spak, MLS

Assistant Director
Research and Education Services

Judy is the Assistant Director for Research and Education Services at Yale's Cushing/Whitney Medical Library.


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:

  • 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. [Epub ahead of print].
  • 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.