Eve R. Colson, MD, MHPE  eve.colson@wustl.edu

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Associate Dean of Education Program Evaluation and CQI
Professor of Pediatrics, Hospitalist Medicine
Hospitalist MedicineEducation



  • BA, Brown University1985
  • MD, Yale School of Medicine1989
  • MHPE, University of Illinois2014


  • Program for Educators in Health Professions, Harvard Macy Institute2012
  • A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education, Harvard Macy Institute2013
  • Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education, Harvard Macy Institute2014
  • Emerging Leaders Program, Yale Medicine and Yale School of Management2015
  • Advanced Emerging Leaders Program, Yale Medicine and Yale School of Management2016
  • Chief Resident and Resident, University of Rochester School of Medicine1989 - 1993
  • Fellowship General Academic Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine1995 - 1998

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics, 2017


  • Magna Cum Laude, Brown University1985
  • Sigma Xi, Brown University1985
  • Resident Teaching Award, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1993
  • Howard Pearson Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine2001
  • Mae Gailani Junior Faculty Award in recognition of dedication to research and patient care, department of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine2003
  • Leah Lowenstein Award, Faculty Member who most clearly provided positive images of women in promoting humane and egalitarian medical education, Yale School of Medicine2004
  • Alvan R. Feinstein Award, Outstanding Teacher of the Year of Clinical Skills, Yale School of Medicine,2008
  • Consultant, National Institute of Health and Human Development to design National Safe Sleep Campaign2009
  • Keynote Speaker, White Coat Ceremony Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Yale School of Medicine2010
  • Josiah Macy Foundation Faculty Scholar2011
  • Appointment to USMLE Children's Health Committee2011 - 2014
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Pilot of the Core Entrustable Profession Activities (EPAs) for Entering Residency2014
  • Invited Consultant, Expert Leadership Group, National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPSS)2015
  • Yale Medicine Emerging Leaders Program 2015-20162015 - 2016
  • Research and Scholarship Award from the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP)2017
  • Invited NIH Ad Hoc Reviewer, dissemination and Implementation in Health (DIRH) Study Section2019

Recent Publications view all (46)

  1. Todays Baby Quality Improvement: Safe Sleep Teaching and Role Modeling in 8 US Maternity Units. Pediatrics. 2017;140(5). PMCID:PMC5654395  PMID:29030524 
  2. Factors Associated With Choice of Infant Sleep Position. Pediatrics. 2017;140(3). PMCID:PMC5574721  PMID:28827382 
  3. Interprofessional Education Development: Not for the Faint of Heart. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2017;8:329-336. PMCID:PMC5439539  PMID:28553153 
  4. Differences in Infant Care Practices and Smoking among Hispanic Mothers Living in the United States. J Pediatr. 2017;182:321-326.e1. PMCID:PMC5328962  PMID:27979582 
  5. Comparison of Text Messages Versus E-mail When Communicating and Querying With Mothers About Safe Infant Sleep. Acad Pediatr. 2017;17(8):871-878. PMCID:PMC5673525  PMID:28606858 
  6. Predictors of Maternal Trust in Doctors About Advice on Infant Care Practices: The SAFE Study. Acad Pediatr. 2017;17(7):762-769. PMID:28315416 
  7. Trust in Sources of Advice about Infant Care Practices: The SAFE Study. Matern Child Health J. 2016;20(9):1956-64. PMID:27129949 
  8. Safe Infant Sleep Interventions: What is the Evidence for Successful Behavior Change? Curr Pediatr Rev. 2016;12(1):67-75. PMCID:PMC4997961  PMID:26496723 
  9. Maternal Report of Advice Received for Infant Care. Pediatrics. 2015;136(2):e315-22. PMCID:PMC4516946  PMID:26216322 
  10. Trends and factors associated with infant bed sharing, 1993-2010: the National Infant Sleep Position Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(11):1032-7. PMCID:PMC3903787  PMID:24080961 
  11. Qualitative Abstracts at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting: Are They Less Likely to be Accepted for Presentation? Acad Pediatr. 2013;13(2):140-4. PMID:23498080 
  12. Relationship Between Sleep Position and Risk of Extreme Cardiorespiratory Events. J Pediatr. 2012;161(1):22-5.e1. PMCID:PMC3607104  PMID:22364822 
  13. Maternal Assessment of Physician Qualification to Give Advice on AAP-Recommended Infant Sleep Practices Related to SIDS. Acad Pediatr. 2010;10(6):383-8. PMCID:PMC3209617  PMID:21075318 
  14. Trends and Factors Associated with Infant Sleeping Position: the National Infant Sleep Position Study, 1993-2007. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009;163(12):1122-8. PMCID:PMC2898125  PMID:19996049 
  15. Timing and Predictors of Postpartum Return to Smoking in a Group of Inner-City Women: an Exploratory Pilot Study. Birth. 2007;34(3):245-52. PMID:17718875 
  16. Barriers to Following the Back-to-Sleep Recommendations: Insights From Focus Groups with Inner-City Caregivers. Ambul Pediatr. 2005;5(6):349-54. PMID:16302836 
  17. Changing Nursery Practice gets Inner-City Infants in the Supine Position for Sleep. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156(7):717-20. PMID:12090841 
  18. Position for Newborn Sleep: Associations with Parents' Perceptions of Their Nursery Experience. Birth. 2001;28(4):249-53. PMID:11903213 
  19. Index of Suspicion. Case 1. Rickets. Pediatr Rev. 1996;17(9):319-21. PMID:8806203 
  20. Zidovudine (AZT) for Treatment of Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1. An Evaluation of Effectiveness in Clinical Practice. Arch Intern Med. 1991;151(4):709-13. PMID:2012453 
  21. Influence of Prior Advice and Beliefs of Mothers on Infant Sleep Position 2010(164):363-369. 
  22. Mediators of Improved Adherence to Infant Safe Sleep Using Mobile Health Intervention Pediatrics. 
  23. Experience of Patients Identifying with Chronic Lyme Disease in the Healthcare System: a Qualitative Study BMC Family Practice. 2014(15):79. 
  24. Variation in Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding Practices Among Non-Hispanic Black Mothers in the United States According to Birth Country Academic Pediatrics. 2017(17):887-892. 
  25. Infant Sleep Location: Associated Maternal and Infant Characteristics with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention Recommendations 2008(153):503-508. 
  26. Not Yet Back to Sleep: Infant Sleep Position in Two Inner-City Clinics Ambulatory Child Health. 2000(6):269-275. 
  27. Maternal Report of Advice Received for Infant Care Pediatrics. 2015(136):315-322. 
  28. The Importance of Social Networks on Smoking: Perspectives of Women who Quit Smoking During Pregnancy Maternal Child Health Journal. 2012 Aug(16(6)):1312-8. 
  29. Barriers to Following the Supine Sleep Recommendation Among Mothers at Four WIC Centers Pediatrics. 2006(118):243-50. 
  30. Infant Sleep Location and Breastfeeding Practices in the United States: 2011-2014 2016(16):540-549. 
  31. Neonatal Auditory Activation Detected by Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2001(19):1-5. 
  32. Impact of an Educational Intervention on Caregivers’ Beliefs about Infant Crying and Knowledge of Shaken Baby Syndrome Academic Pediatrics. 2011(11):481-486. 
  33. Qualitative Analysis of Mothers' Decision-Making about Vaccines for Infants: the Importance of Trust Pediatrics. 2006(117):1532-47. 
  34. Postpartum Mothers’ Attitudes, Knowledge and Trust Regarding Vaccination Maternal Child Health Journal. 2008(12):766-73. 
  35. Trends in Infant Bedding Use: National Infant Sleep Position Study 2015(135):1-8. 
  36. A Qualitative Study of Postpartum Mother’s Intention to Smoke Birth. 2012(39):65-69. 
  37. Evaluation of a Screening Program to Detect Critical Congenital Heart Defects in Newborns in Connecticut Hosp Pediatr. 2017:214-218. 
  38. Factors Associated with Refusal of Intramuscular Vitamin K in Normal Newborns Pediatrics. 2018(142). 
  39. Regional Brain Volumes and Their Later Neurodevelopmental Correlates in Term and Preterm Infants Pediatrics. 2003(111):939-948. 
  40. Mothers’ Perception of the Cardboard Box as a Potential Sleep Space Academic Pediatrics. 
  41. A Longitudinal Study of Health Professional Students’ Attitudes Towards Interprofessional Education at an American University Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2016(30):191-200. 
  42. The Effect of Nursing Quality Improvement and Mobile Health Interventions on Infant Sleep Practices A Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA. 2017(318):351-359. 
  43. Refusal of Vitamin K by Parents in Normal Newborns: A Survey of Better Outcomes Through Research for Newborns Academic Pediatrics. 2017:368-373. 
  44. Maternal Attitudes and Other Factors Associated with Infant Vaccination Status in the United States: 2011-2014 Journal of Pediatric. 2017(185):136-143. 
  45. Why Women Accept or Reject the Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (TIV) During Pregnancy Maternal Child Health Journal. 2013(17):156-64. 
  46. Facilitators ad Barriers to Implementing Safe Sleep Recommendations in the Hospital Setting Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing. 
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