Eve Colson, MD, FAAP

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics

Research Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: General Pediatrics

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Curriculum; Global Health; Health Behavior; Infant; Maternal Behavior; Pediatrics; Qualitative Research; Sudden Infant Death

Research Summary

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

Extensive Research Description

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.


  • 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

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Eve Colson, MD, FAAP
Office Location
Laboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
15 York Street, Ste 5039

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