Philosophy of Care
It is my privilege to care for sick children and to support both children and their families during life-threatening and critical illness. I strive to provide care for children and their families in a compassionate and evidence based fashion while working with a multidisciplinary and caring team made up of physicians, nurses, and many other support staff. It is my honor to be part of the wonderful team at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Colwell is a pediatric critical care physician who cares for children with all types of critical illness. She has interests in early mobilization in the pediatric intensive care unit, medical education and teaching, and working with a multidisciplinary and multi-professional team to provide the best care to critically ill children.
Pediatric Critical Care
M.D., University of California Davis, Sacramento CA 2010
B.S. Biology, Humboldt State University, Arcata CA 2006
Pediatrics, University of California Davis, Sacramento CA 2011-2013
Pediatric Critical Care, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR 2014-2017
American Board of Pediatrics,
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
American Academy of Pediatrics
Society for Critical Care Medicine
Honors and Awards
GME Poster Symposium Silver Prize, OHSU Performance Excellence Week, 2016
Physician-in-Training abstract award, AAP National Conference and Exhibition, 2015
Outstanding performance and commitment, Residency Program Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 2013
Communities and Health Professionals Together Hand-In-Hand Award, Communities and Health Professionals Together Hand-In-Hand, 2013
Outstanding Teaching Award for Resident Medical Staff in Pediatrics, 2011
Select Recent Publications
Colwell BRL, Williams CN, Kelly SP, Ibsen LM. Mobilization Therapy in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Multidisciplinary Quality Improvement Initiative. American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. 2018;27(3):194-203.