Scott H. Kollins, PhD, MS


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Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Vice-Chair for Research Strategy & Development
Director, Duke ADHD Program
Department / Division:
Psychiatry / Addictions
2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27705
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  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Auburn University (Alabama), 1997
  • MS, Clinical Psychology, Auburn University (Alabama), 1995
  • Psychology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1996-1997
Clinical Interests:
Externalizing behavior problems of childhood, child psychopharmacology, pediatric and adult ADHD
Research Interests:
ADHD, psychopharmacology, smoking/nicotine dependence, genetics, neuropharmacology
Representative Publications:
  • Fuemmeler, BF; Østbye, T; Yang, C; McClernon, FJ; Kollins, SH. Association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and obesity and hypertension in early adulthood: a population-based study. International Journal of Obesity. 2011;35:852-862.  Abstract
  • Kollins, SH; Jain, R; Brams, M; Segal, S; Findling, RL; Wigal, SB; Khayrallah, M. Clonidine extended-release tablets as add-on therapy to psychostimulants in children and adolescents with ADHD. Pediatrics. 2011;127:e1406-e1413.  Abstract
  • Kollins, SH; López, FA; Vince, BD; Turnbow, JM; Farrand, K; Lyne, A; Wigal, SB; Roth, T. Psychomotor functioning and alertness with guanfacine extended release in subjects with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2011;21:111-120.  Abstract
  • McClernon, FJ; Van Voorhees, EE; English, J; Hallyburton, M; Holdaway, A; Kollins, SH. Smoking withdrawal symptoms are more severe among smokers with ADHD and independent of ADHD symptom change: results from a 12-day contingency-managed abstinence trial. Nicotine and Tobacco Research (OUP). 2011;13:784-792.  Abstract
  • Van Voorhees, EE; Hardy, KK; Kollins, SH. Reliability and validity of self- and other-ratings of symptoms of ADHD in adults. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2011;15:224-234.  Abstract
  • Volkow, ND; Wang, GJ; Newcorn, JH; Kollins, SH; Wigal, TL; Telang, F; Fowler, JS; Goldstein, RZ; Klein, N; Logan, J; Wong, C; Swanson, JM. Motivation deficit in ADHD is associated with dysfunction of the dopamine reward pathway. Molecular Psychiatry. 2011;16:1147-1154.  Abstract
  • Kollins, SH; McClernon, FJ; Van Voorhees, EE. Monetary incentives promote smoking abstinence in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2010;18:221-228.  Abstract
  • Kozink, RV; Kollins, SH; McClernon, FJ. Smoking withdrawal modulates right inferior frontal cortex but not presupplementary motor area activation during inhibitory control. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010;35:2600-2606.  Abstract
  • Kollins, SH; English, J; Robinson, R; Hallyburton, M; Chrisman, AK. Reinforcing and subjective effects of methylphenidate in adults with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Psychopharmacology. 2009;204:73-83.  Abstract
  • Kollins, SH; Garrett, ME; McClernon, FJ; Lachiewicz, AM; Morrissey-Kane, E; FitzGerald, D; Collins, AL; Anastopoulos, AD; Ashley-Koch, AE. Effects of postnatal parental smoking on parent and teacher ratings of ADHD and oppositional symptoms. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 2009;197:442-449.  Abstract
  • Kollins, SH; McClernon, FJ; Epstein, JN. Effects of smoking abstinence on reaction time variability in smokers with and without ADHD: an ex-Gaussian analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2009;100:169-172.  Abstract
  • Volkow, ND; Wang, GJ; Kollins, SH; Wigal, TL; Newcorn, JH; Telang, F; Fowler, JS; Zhu, W; Logan, J; Ma, Y; Pradhan, K; Wong, C; Swanson, JM. Evaluating dopamine reward pathway in ADHD: clinical implications. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2009;302:1084-1091.  Abstract
  • Kollins, SH; McClernon, FJ; Fuemmeler, BF. Association between smoking and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in a population-based sample of young adults. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2005;62:1142-1147.  Abstract