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Scott Haden Kollins, PhD

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Division: 
Addiction
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Office: 2608 Erwin Road Lakeview Pavi, Durham, NC 27705
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3527 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Scott H. Kollins, PhD received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Duke and his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University. After completing his clinical internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he served as Chief Intern, he joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University for three years, before joining the Duke faculty in 2000. Dr. Kollins has published more than 125 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.  Over the past 10 years, his research has been supported by 6 different federal agencies, including NICHD, NIDA, NIMH, NIEHS, NINDS, and EPA, and he currently holds a mid-career K24 award from NIDA.  He has also served as PI on more than 40 industry-funded clinical trials and is a consultant to a number of pharmaceutical companies in the area of ADHD clinical psychopharmacology.  He has served as a standing member of the Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities study section and also served as an ad-hoc reviewer for 10 additional NIH study sections and 7 international granting agencies. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Attention Disorders and has reviewed for more than 50 different peer-reviewed journals. He is an elected member of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Kollins is a licensed clinical psychologist and maintains a practice through the ADHD Program’s outpatient clinic. His research interests are in the areas of psychopharmacology and the intersection of ADHD and substance abuse, particularly cigarette smoking.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Auburn University, 1997

Selected Grants

Publications

Addicott, Merideth A., John M. Pearson, Julia C. Schechter, Jeffrey J. Sapyta, Margaret D. Weiss, and Scott H. Kollins. “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and the explore/exploit trade-off.” Neuropsychopharmacology : Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 46, no. 3 (February 2021): 614–21. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41386-020-00881-8.

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Kollins, Scott H. “Editorial: Is child mental health research structurally racist?” J Child Psychol Psychiatry 62, no. 2 (February 2021): 111–13. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13376.

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Lunsford-Avery, Jessica R., Scott H. Kollins, and John T. Mitchell. “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo in Adults Referred for an ADHD Evaluation: A Psychometric Analysis of Self- and Collateral Report.” J Atten Disord 25, no. 3 (February 2021): 322–31. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054718787894.

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Friis-Healy, Elsa A., Gabriela A. Nagy, and Scott H. Kollins. “It Is Time to REACT: Opportunities for Digital Mental Health Apps to Reduce Mental Health Disparities in Racially and Ethnically Minoritized Groups.” Jmir Ment Health 8, no. 1 (January 26, 2021): e25456. https://doi.org/10.2196/25456.

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Maguire, Rachel L., John S. House, Dillon T. Lloyd, Harlyn G. Skinner, Terrence K. Allen, Asifa Mohamed Raffi, David A. Skaar, et al. “Associations between maternal obesity, gestational cytokine levels and child obesity in the NEST cohort.” Pediatr Obes, December 30, 2020, e12763. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.12763.

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Dew, Rachel E., Scott H. Kollins, and Harold G. Koenig. “ADHD, Religiosity, and Psychiatric Comorbidity in Adolescence and Adulthood.” J Atten Disord, December 17, 2020, 1087054720972803. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054720972803.

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Mitchell, John T., Naomi Ornstein Davis, Scott H. Kollins, and Jessica R. Lunsford-Avery. “Sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) in an adult outpatient sample seeking an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder assessment: Age of onset and assessment method impact on SCT rates.” J Psychiatr Res 131 (December 2020): 203–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.09.013.

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Ksinan, Albert J., Yaou Sheng, Elizabeth K. Do, Julia C. Schechter, Junfeng Jim Zhang, Rachel L. Maguire, Cathrine Hoyo, et al. “Identifying the best questions for rapid screening of secondhand smoke exposure among children.” Nicotine Tob Res, November 29, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntaa254.

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Engelhard, Matthew M., Samuel I. Berchuck, Jyotsna Garg, Ricardo Henao, Andrew Olson, Shelley Rusincovitch, Geraldine Dawson, and Scott H. Kollins. “Health system utilization before age 1 among children later diagnosed with autism or ADHD.” Sci Rep 10, no. 1 (October 19, 2020): 17677. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-74458-2.

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Lunsford-Avery, Jessica R., Maggie M. Sweitzer, Scott H. Kollins, and John T. Mitchell. “Eveningness Diurnal Preference: Putting the "Sluggish" in Sluggish Cognitive Tempo.” J Atten Disord, October 7, 2020, 1087054720959697. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054720959697.

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