Judy A. Shea, PhD


Judy A. Shea, Ph.D. is Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. From 2013-2015 she was Interim Chief, General Internal Medicine, Associate Dean of Medical Education Research and Director of the Office of Evaluation and Assessment in the Academic Programs Office, School of Medicine. She serves duals roles, working with faculty and fellows to design and evaluate research projects, and directing the evaluation of the medical school curriculum and faculty. 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 200 peer-reviewed articles, many with junior colleagues.