Eve Colson, MD, FAAP

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: General Pediatrics

Office of Education: Medical Education Staff

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Colson, Professor of Pediatrics, joined the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine in 1998. She has focused her career on newborn care, mixed methods 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 Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) component of the curriculum. She is currently the Chief of the Section of Education for the Department of Pediatrics. As a Macy Foundation Faculty Scholar, Dr. Colson helped create a longitudinal experience for students early in their medical education that includes working in the clinical setting with coaches and with students from other healthcare professions. 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, national and international professional meetings.

Dr. Colson is currently a professor of pediatrics and Associate Dean of PE/CQI in the Office of Education at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. 

Education & Training

MHPE University of Illinois, Chicago (2014)
MD Yale University School of Medicine (1989)
Fellow University of Connecticut
Instructor University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Resident & Chief Resident University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Honors & Recognition

  • 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)

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

  • Mae Gailani Junior Faculty Award in recognition of dedication to research and patient careDepartment of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine (2003)

  • Pediatric Faculty Teaching AwardYale University School of Medicine (2001)


  • 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

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Contact Info

Eve Colson, MD, FAAP
Patient Care Location
Yale Pediatric-General PediatricsPrimary Care Center, Yale New Haven Hospital
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
Laboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
15 York Street, Ste 5039

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
General PediatricsPO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064