University of Pittsburgh

Presenter's Biography
Judy A. Shea, PhD

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Judy A. Shea, PhD

Judy A. Shea, PhD, is professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She is associate dean of Medical Education Research and director of the Office of Evaluation and Assessment in the Academic Programs Office, School of Medicine. 

Prior to coming to Penn she was a senior psychometrician at the American Board of Internal Medicine.  She serves dual 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 chart reviews, validity assessments, meta-analyses, outcome assessment, instrument development, survey research, and qualitative designs.  She has been active in medical education and health services research communities for many years, having over 175 peer-reviewed publications and as many or more abstracts and conference presentations. 

Continuing Medical Education


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.10 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.