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

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Associate Dean of Education Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement
Professor of Pediatrics, Hospitalist Medicine
Hospitalist MedicineEducation



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


  • Chief Resident and Resident, University of Rochester School of Medicine1989 - 1993
  • Fellowship General Academic Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine1995 - 1998
  • 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

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 1993Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics
  • 1995 - 2018CT, Medical License
  • 2018 - PresMO, Medical License

Honors and Awards

  • 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 for dedication to research and patient care, Department of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine2003
  • Leah Lowenstein Award, Faculty member who 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
  • Keynote Speaker, White Coat Ceremony Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Yale School of Medicine2010
  • Josiah Macy Foundation Faculty Scholar2011 - Pres
  • 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
  • Research and Scholarship Award from the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics2017
  • Teaching Award: Voted on by the students to recognize the most outstanding teaching that they experienced during their time on Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine2019

Recent Publications view all (51)

  1. Postpartum Nurses' Experience Caring for Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Hosp Pediatr. 2019;9(8). PMCID:31331933  
  2. Fellows as Medical Educators: Implementation and Evaluation of a Curriculum to Improve Pediatric Fellow Teaching Skills. Acad Pediatr. 2019. PMCID:31330315  
  3. Mediators of Improved Adherence to Infant Safe Sleep Using Mobile Health Intervention. Pediatrics. 2019;143(5). PMCID:6564062  
  4. Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation of Safe Infant Sleep Recommendations in the Hospital Setting. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2019;48(3):332-340. PMCID:30974076  
  5. Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation of Safe Infant Sleep Recommendations in the Hospital Setting. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2019;48(3):332-340. PMID:309740076 
  6. Refusal of Vitamin K by Parents of Newborns: A Qualitative Study. Acad Pediatr. 2019. PMCID:30981025  
  7. Mothers' Perceptions of the Cardboard Box as a Potential Sleep Space. Acad Pediatr. 2019. PMCID:30807848  
  8. Factors Associated with Refusal of Intramuscular Vitamin K in Normal Newborns Pediatrics. 2018;142(2). PMCID:6317553  
  9. Factors Associated With Refusal of Intramuscular Vitamin K in Normal Newborns Pediatrics. 2018;142(2). PMCID:6317553  
  10. Variation in Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding Practices Among Non-Hispanic Black Mothers in the United States According to Birth Country. Acad Pediatr. 2017;17(8):887-892. PMCID:28729127  
  11. 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 
  12. Todays Baby Quality Improvement: Safe Sleep Teaching and Role Modeling in 8 US Maternity Units. Pediatrics. 2017;140(5). PMCID:PMC5654395  PMID:29030524 
  13. Predictors of Maternal Trust in Doctors About Advice on Infant Care Practices: The SAFE Study. Acad Pediatr. 2017;17(7):762-769. PMID:28315416 
  14. Factors Associated With Choice of Infant Sleep Position. Pediatrics. 2017;140(3). PMCID:PMC5574721  PMID:28827382 
  15. The Effect of Nursing Quality Improvement and Mobile Health Interventions on Infant Sleep Practices: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017;25(318):351-359. PMCID:5593130  
  16. Refusal of Vitamin K by Parents in Normal Newborns: A Survey of Better Outcomes Through Research for Newborns. Acad Pediatr. 2017;17(4):368-373. PMCID:28277269  
  17. Maternal Attitudes and Other Factors Associated with Infant Vaccination Status in the United States: 2011-2014. J Pediatr. 2017;185:136-143. PMCID:28410091  
  18. Interprofessional education development: not for the faint of heart. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2017;8:329-336. PMCID:PMC5439539  PMID:28553153 
  19. Evaluation of a Screening Program to Detect Critical Congenital Heart Defects in Newborns in Connecticut. Hosp Pediatr. 2017;7(4):214-218. PMCID:5924700  
  20. 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 
  21. Trust in Sources of Advice about Infant Care Practices: The SAFE Study. Matern Child Health J. 2016;20(9):1956-64. PMID:27129949 
  22. Infant Sleep Location and Breastfeeding Practices in the United States: 2011-2014. Acad Pediatr. 2016;16(6):540-549. PMCID:6202582  
  23. A Longitudinal Study of Health Professional Students’ Attitudes Towards Interprofessional Education at an American University. J Interprof Care. 2016;30(2):191-200. PMCID:27026189  
  24. Safe Infant Sleep Interventions: What is the Evidence for Successful Behavior Change? Curr Pediatr Rev. 2016;12(1):67-75. PMCID:PMC4997961  PMID:26496723 
  25. Maternal Report of Advice Received for Infant Care. Pediatrics. 2015;136(2):e315-22. PMCID:PMC4516946  PMID:26216322 
  26. Maternal Report of Advice Received for Infant Care. Pediatrics. 2015;136(2):e315-322. PMCID:4516946  
  27. Trends in Infant Bedding Use: National Infant Sleep Position Study. Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):10-17. PMCID:4279068  
  28. Experiences of patients identifying with chronic Lyme disease in the healthcare system: a qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract. 2014;15:79. PMCID:4012507  
  29. 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 
  30. 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 
  31. Reasons why women accept or reject the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) during pregnancy Matern Child Health J. 2013;17(1):156-164. PMID:22367067 
  32. The importance of social networks on smoking: perspectives of women who quit smoking during pregnancy. Matern Child Health J. 2012;16(6):1312-18. PMID:21989676 
  33. Relationship between sleep position and risk of extreme cardiorespiratory events. J Pediatr. 2012;161(1):22-5.e1. PMCID:3607104  PMID:22364822 
  34. A qualitative study of postpartum mothers' intention to smoke. Birth. 2012;39(1):65-69. PMCID:22369607  
  35. Impact of an educational intervention on caregivers' beliefs about infant crying and knowledge of shaken baby syndrome. Acad Pediatr. 2011;11(6):481-486. PMID:21940233 
  36. 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 
  37. Influence of prior advice and beliefs of mothers on infant sleep position. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164(4):363-369. PMCID:901910  
  38. 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 
  39. Postpartum mothers' attitudes, knowledge, and trust regarding vaccination Matern Child Health J. 2008;12(6):766-773. PMCID:3344281  
  40. Infant sleep location: associated maternal and infant characteristics with sudden infant death syndrome prevention recommendations J Pediatr. 2008;153(4):503-508. PMCID:3903790  
  41. 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 
  42. Barriers to following the supine sleep recommendation among mothers at four centers for the Women, Infants, and Children Program. Pediatrics. 2006;118(2):e243-250. PMID:16882769 
  43. Qualitative analysis of mothers' decision-making about vaccines for infants: the importance of trust Pediatrics. 2006;117(5):1532-1547. PMCID:16651306  
  44. Barriers to following the back-to-sleep recommendations: insights from focus groups with inner- city caregivers. Ambul Pediatr. 2005;5(6):349-354. PMID:16302836 
  45. Regional brain volumes and their later neurodevelopmental correlates in term and preterm infants Pediatrics. 2003;111:939-948. PMCID:12728069  
  46. Changing Nursery Practice gets Inner-City Infants in the Supine Position for Sleep. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156(7):717-20. PMID:12090841 
  47. Position for newborn sleep: associations with parents' perceptions of their nursery experience. Birth. 2001;28(4):249-53. PMID:11903213 
  48. Neonatal auditory activation detected by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Magn Reson Imaging. 2001;19(1):1-5. PMID:11295339 
  49. Not Yet Back to Sleep: Infant Sleep Position in Two Inner-City Clinics. Ambulatory Child Health. 2000;6:269-275. 
  50. Index of Suspicion. Case 1. Rickets. Pediatr Rev. 1996;17(9):319-21. PMID:8806203 
  51. 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 
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