Dr. Colson's oversees programs and conducts research in the education of health professionals. She has advanced training in medical education and is involved in curriculum development at Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Colson also conducts research related health behavior and education as it relates to patients with a particular focus on infant morbidity and mortality.
Specialized Terms: Health-related Behaviors; SIDS; Smoking; Safe sleep in infants; Education; Qualitative research; International student education
Dr. Colson has integrated clinical research initiatives into the activities of the Well Newborn Unit ; her research has focused on key issues in infant-maternal interaction in the post-partum period such as infant sleep position and maternal smoking cessation. She is Principal Investigator of a multi-site NIH grant focusing on Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) . In that capacity, she was asked by NIH to consult on a national initiatives to decrease the risk of SUID.
Dr. Colson is also a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar. In that capacity she develops, implements and studies unique approaches to medical education.
Medical Education and Curriculum Development. Sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.
Infant Morbidity and Mortality. Safe Infant Sleep. Sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Curriculum; Infant; Maternal Behavior; Pediatrics; Sudden Infant Death; Global Health; Health Behavior; Qualitative Research