Scott Haden Kollins

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Auburn University 1997


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.

Mitchell, JT, McIntyre, EM, English, JS, Dennis, MF, Beckham, JC, and Kollins, SH. "A Pilot Trial of Mindfulness Meditation Training for ADHD in Adulthood: Impact on Core Symptoms, Executive Functioning, and Emotion Dysregulation." J Atten Disord 21.13 (November 2017): 1105-1120. Full Text

McCullough, LE, Miller, EE, Calderwood, LE, Shivappa, N, Steck, SE, Forman, MR, Mendez, MA, Maguire, R, Fuemmeler, BF, Kollins, SH, Bilbo, SD, Huang, Z, Murtha, AP, Murphy, SK, Hébert, JR, and Hoyo, C. "Maternal inflammatory diet and adverse pregnancy outcomes: Circulating cytokines and genomic imprinting as potential regulators?." Epigenetics (July 5, 2017): 1-10. Full Text

Schechter, JC, and Kollins, SH. "Prenatal Smoke Exposure and ADHD: Advancing the Field." Pediatrics 139.2 (February 2017). Full Text

Mitchell, JT, Weisner, TS, Jensen, PS, Murray, DW, Molina, BSG, Arnold, EL, Hechtman, L, Swanson, JM, Hinshaw, SP, Victor, EC, Kollins, SH, Wells, KC, Belendiuk, KA, Blonde, A, Nguyen, C, Ambriz, L, and Nguyen, JL. "How Substance Users With ADHD Perceive the Relationship Between Substance Use and Emotional Functioning." Journal of attention disorders (February 2017): 1087054716685842-. Full Text

Childress, AC, Kollins, SH, Cutler, AJ, Marraffino, A, and Sikes, CR. "Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of an Extended-Release Orally Disintegrating Methylphenidate Tablet in Children 6-12 Years of Age with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the Laboratory Classroom Setting." Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology 27.1 (February 2017): 66-74. Full Text

Lunsford-Avery, JR, Krystal, AD, and Kollins, SH. "Sleep disturbances in adolescents with ADHD: A systematic review and framework for future research." Clinical psychology review 50 (October 23, 2016): 159-174. (Review) Full Text

Schoenfelder, EN, and Kollins, SH. "Topical Review: ADHD and Health-Risk Behaviors: Toward Prevention and Health Promotion." Journal of pediatric psychology 41.7 (August 2016): 735-740. (Review) Full Text

Mitchell, JT, Sweitzer, MM, Tunno, AM, Kollins, SH, and McClernon, FJ. ""I Use Weed for My ADHD": A Qualitative Analysis of Online Forum Discussions on Cannabis Use and ADHD." PloS one 11.5 (January 2016): e0156614-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Faraone, SV, Childress, A, Wigal, SB, Kollins, SH, McDonnell, MA, DeSousa, NJ, and Sallee, FR. "Reliability and Validity of the Daily Parent Rating of Evening and Morning Behavior Scale, Revised." Journal of attention disorders (December 23, 2015).

Koblan, KS, Hopkins, SC, Sarma, K, Jin, F, Goldman, R, Kollins, SH, and Loebel, A. "Dasotraline for the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Proof-of-Concept Trial in Adults." Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 40.12 (November 2015): 2745-2752. Full Text


Kollins, SH, and McClernon, FJ. "ADHD and smoking." Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults and Children. January 1, 2015. 327-342. Full Text

Mitchell, JT, and Kollins, SH. "ADHD in adolescence." Adolescent health psychology. Ed. W O'Donohue, L Benuto, and L Tolle. Springer, 2013. 423-445. (Chapter)

Mitchell, JT, and Kollins, SH. "Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adolescence." Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology. January 1, 2013. 423-445. Full Text

Kollins, SH. "Abuse potential of stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD." ADHD in Adults: Characterization, Diagnosis, and Treatment. January 1, 2011. 230-239. Full Text


Bidwell, LC, Garrett, ME, McClernon, FJ, Fuemmeler, BF, Williams, RB, Ashley-Koch, AE, and Kollins, SH. "Genotype and ADHD symptoms interact to predict adolescents' early smoking experiences in an epidemiological sample." November 2011.

Witt, KL, Shelby, MD, Itchon-Ramos, N, Faircloth, M, Kissling, GE, Chrisman, AK, Ravi, H, Murli, H, Mattison, DR, and Kollins, SH. "Chromosomal aberrations, sister chromatid exchanges, and micronuclei in lymphocytes of pediatric ADHD patients treated with stimulant drugs." August 2008.

Goodman, D, Adler, L, Kollins, SH, Weisler, R, Krishnan, S, Zhang, Y, and Biederman, J. "Efficacy and safety of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder." July 2008.

Co-occurring ADHD in young children with ASD: Precursors, detection, neural signatures, and early treatment awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2022

Mobile health interventions for varenicline adherence among HIV-positive smokers awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Mentor). 2017 to 2022

Sleep Dysfunction and Neurocognitive Outcomes in Adolescent ADHD awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2016 to 2021

Targeting reward dysfunction as a mechanism to improve smoking cessation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Mentor). 2016 to 2021

Modeling the Neurobehavioral Basis of Extrinsic and Volitional Motivation in ADHD awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Sponsor). 2017 to 2020

Effects of Nicotine Reduction on Smoking Behavior in ADHD Smokers awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

Maternal obesity, child executive functions and child weight gain awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

Smoking/Nicotine Dependence in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019

Reactions to Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes in Young Adult Low-Frequency Smokers awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2016 to 2019