Eve R Colson MD, MHPE, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

Biographical Info

Dr. Colson, Professor of Pediatrics, joined the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine 16 years ago. She has focused her career on newborn care, qualitative research and medical education. She has an national and international reputation for her work in preventive care to decrease infant mortality. At Yale School of Medicine she has served as Clerkship Director in Pediatrics, the Director of the Curriculum of the Clerkships and Director of the Longitudinal Clinical Experience component of the new curriculum. She is currently the Chief of the Section of Education for the Department of Pediatrics. As a Macy Foundation Faculty Scholar, Dr. Colson is creating a longitudinal experience for students early in their medical education that will include continuity with patients, with mentors and with students from other healthcare professions. She is known at the national level for her scholarship in qualitative research and this past year developed the first qualitative research special interest group at the Pediatric Academic Societies. At Yale and beyond she mentors faculty and students interested in medical education research, qualitative and mixed methods research methods. Dr.Colson has published original clinical research articles and has several ongoing projects focused on medical education and infant mortality. She has served as visiting professor and has been invited to present regularly at regional and national professional meetings.

International Activity

  • Pediatric Practice in Argentina
    Cordoba, Argentina(2007 - 2007)
    Sabbatical in Cordoba, Argentina July 2007-December 2007 We have established an ongoing relationship for training Yale Medical Students

Education & Training

Yale University School of Medicine (1989)
University of Illinois, Chicago (2014)
Resident & Chief Resident
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, New York, Pediatrics (1989 - 1993)
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, New York, Pediatrics (1993 - 1995)
Unniversity of Connecticut, General Academic Pediatrics/Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics (1995 - 1998)

Honors & Recognition

  • Leah Lowenstein Award presented to the faculty member who most clearly provides positive images of women in promoting humane and egalitarian medical education
    Yale University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Alvan R. Feinstein Award given to that member of the faculty chosen as the outstanding teacher of the year of clinical skills.
    Yale University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award
    Yale University School of Medicine (2001)
  • Mae Gailani Junior Faculty Award in recognition of dedication to research and patient care
    Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine (2003)

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