Spak, Judy

Judy Spak

Assistant Director Research and Education Services
Medical Library, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney
Judy is the Librarian for:
  • YSM Teaching and Learning Center
  • YSM Office of Education
  • Yale Physician Associate Program
  • Undergraduate Medical Education
As your librarian, Judy can:
  • Help you search for information in any of the Medical Library’s many databases
  • Manage your citations and pdfs and create easy bibliographies
  • Tailor an instruction session for you or your group
  • Take suggestions for new purchases – electronic resources, books, journals, and databases
Contact Judy for assistance with:
  • Creating and refining search strategies to find information in databases such as MEDLINE or Scopus.
  • Medical resources for your mobile device
  • Educational scholarship research 
  • Curriculum-integrated library instruction
  • MLS, Southern Connecticut State University, 1996
  • BA, Hofstra University, 1985
Selected Publications:
Green ML, Moeller JJ, Spak JM. Test-enhanced learning in health professions education: A systematic review: BEME Guide No. 48. Med Teach. 2018 Apr. 40(4): 337-350. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1430354. Epub 2018 Feb 1. PMID 29390949.
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. PMID 18086639.
“Quiet Revolution: Evaluating a Personal Librarian Program to Better Meet the Evolving Information Needs of Students” Poster session presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, May 2007, with Jan Glover, MLS, AHIP, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale School of Medicine.
“WebPath: The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education on CD-ROM”. Software review in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 88(2), April 2000, pp. 205-207.