Theodore Colton, ScD
Emeritus Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

ScD, Johns Hopkins University
MS, University of North Carolina

Dr. Colton is Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. He has more than 50 years of experience in biostatistical and epidemiologic collaboration and consultation with health professionals. He was chair of the former BUSPH Epidemiology and Biostatistics department, 1980-99. He is a prominent biostatistical and epidemiologic educator of clinicians and other medical researchers. At BUSPH, he initiated the Epidemiology Doctoral Program, the first doctoral degree program at the School. He is a founding editor of the journal Statistics in Medicine, and has served on numerous editorial boards, including that for the New England Journal of Medicine. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Biostatistics, a widely used reference work now in its second edition and available in hard copy and online. Dr. Colton also authored the textbook Statistics in Medicine, a widely used text in medical schools and schools of public health. Dr. Colton’s specific interests include clinical trials. He is co-investigator on several ongoing trials at Boston Medical Center and serves on numerous Data and Safety Monitoring boards for government-sponsored as well as industrial-sponsored trials. He is co-editor of Biostatistics in Clinical Trials, a volume derived from the Encyclopedia of Biostatistics.  In epidemiology, his research interests are in cancer, infants and children, and vision research.

Chair Emeritus of Epidemiology
Boston University School of Public Health

Boston Medical Center

Training in Perinatal Infant and Child Epidemiology
08/12/1996 - 04/30/2002 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
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  1. Berk JL, Suhr OB, Obici L, Sekijima Y, Zeldenrust SR, Yamashita T, Heneghan MA, Gorevic PD, Litchy WJ, Wiesman JF, Nordh E, Corato M, Lozza A, Cortese A, Robinson-Papp J, Colton T, Rybin DV, Bisbee AB, Ando Y, Ikeda S, Seldin DC, Merlini G, Skinner M, Kelly JW, Dyck PJ. Repurposing diflunisal for familial amyloid polyneuropathy: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2013 Dec 25; 310(24):2658-67.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24368466; PMCID: PMC4139164; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.283815;
  2. M. Burgess, A Colton T, L. Peterson O. Archives of Environmental Health: An International Journal. Avoidable Mortality. 2013; 13(6):794-798. View Publication
  3. Lister G, Rybin DV, Colton T, Heeren TC, Hunt CE, Colson ER, Willinger M, Corwin MJ. Relationship between sleep position and risk of extreme cardiorespiratory events. J Pediatr. 2012 Jul; 161(1):22-5.e1.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22364822; PMCID: PMC3607104; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.01.035;
  4. Hoover RN, Hyer M, Pfeiffer RM, Adam E, Bond B, Cheville AL, Colton T, Hartge P, Hatch EE, Herbst AL, Karlan BY, Kaufman R, Noller KL, Palmer JR, Robboy SJ, Saal RC, Strohsnitter W, Titus-Ernstoff L, Troisi R. Adverse health outcomes in women exposed in utero to diethylstilbestrol. N Engl J Med. 2011 Oct 6; 365(14):1304-14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21991952; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1013961;
  5. Smith LA, Colson ER, Rybin D, Margolis A, Colton T, Lister G, Corwin MJ. Maternal assessment of physician qualification to give advice on AAP-recommended infant sleep practices related to SIDS. Acad Pediatr. 2010 Nov-Dec; 10(6):383-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21075318; PMCID: PMC3209617; DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2010.08.006;
  6. Colson ER, Rybin D, Smith LA, Colton T, Lister G, Corwin MJ. Trends and factors associated with infant sleeping position: the national infant sleep position study, 1993-2007. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Dec; 163(12):1122-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19996049; PMCID: PMC2898125; DOI: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.234;
  7. Fernandez WG, Winter MR, Mitchell PM, Bullock H, Donovan J, St George J, Feldman JA, Gallagher SS, McKay MP, Bernstein E, Colton T. Six-month follow-up of a brief intervention on self-reported safety belt use among emergency department patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 16(11):1221-4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19814758; DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00491.x;
  8. Davidson AC, Armitage P, Colton, T. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. Extreme Values. Wiley Laboratories. Hoboken. 2008; 13:794-798.
  9. Colton T, Freedman LS, Johnson AL. Statistics in Medicine. A Celebration of 25 years. 2007; 26(3):473-483. View Publication
  10. Colson ER, Levenson S, Rybin D, Calianos C, Margolis A, Colton T, Lister G, Corwin MJ. Barriers to following the supine sleep recommendation among mothers at four centers for the Women, Infants, and Children Program. Pediatrics. 2006 Aug; 118(2):e243-50.View Related Profiles. PMID: 16882769
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