Eve R Colson MD, MHPE, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Education: Medical Education StaffLCME Education Subcommittee

Office of Student ResearchWomen & Child HealthPediatrics: Pediatric Primary Care/General Pediatrics


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.


  • M.D., Yale University School of Medicine , 1989
  • M.Ed, University of Illinois, Chicago , 2014

Selected Publication

  • Ali A, Vitulano L, Lee R, Weiss TR, Colson ER. Experience of patients identifying with chronic Lyme Disease in the healthcare system: a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice. 2014; 15: 79.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Leah Lowenstein Award presented to the faculty member who most clearly provides positive images of women in promoting humane and egalitarian medical education(2004) , Yale University School of Medicine
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