Judy A. Shea, PhD


Judy A. Shea, Ph.D. is the Leon Hess Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She has been involved with the MSHP since its inception and has been co-director since 2015.  As a psychometrician, she works with faculty and fellows to design and evaluate research projects. Much of her work focuses on evaluating the psychometric properties of curriculum evaluation tools and developing measures to assess components of health such as health literacy, patient satisfaction and health-related quality of life. She has methodological expertise with multiple qualitative methods including focus groups and interviews. In addition she is experienced with chart reviews, validity assessments, meta-analyses, outcome assessment, instrument development, and survey research. She teaches and mentors trainees regularly on methodology and measurement principles. Majors themes to her work include assessment of medical education outcomes, health disparities and quality of life assessment. She has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles, many with junior colleagues.