Scott Haden Kollins

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.

Lunsford-Avery, JR, Kollins, SH, and Mittal, VA. "Eveningness diurnal preference associated with poorer socioemotional cognition and social functioning among healthy adolescents and young adults." Chronobiology International 36.3 (March 2019): 439-444. Full Text

Do, EK, Zucker, NL, Huang, ZY, Schechter, JC, Kollins, SH, Maguire, RL, Murphy, SK, Hoyo, C, and Fuemmeler, BF. "Associations between imprinted gene differentially methylated regions, appetitive traits and body mass index in children." Pediatric Obesity 14.2 (February 2019): e12454-null. Full Text

Murphy, SK, Itchon-Ramos, N, Visco, Z, Huang, Z, Grenier, C, Schrott, R, Acharya, K, Boudreau, M-H, Price, TM, Raburn, DJ, Corcoran, DL, Lucas, JE, Mitchell, JT, McClernon, FJ, Cauley, M, Hall, BJ, Levin, ED, and Kollins, SH. "Cannabinoid exposure and altered DNA methylation in rat and human sperm." Epigenetics (December 6, 2018). Full Text

Lunsford-Avery, JR, and Kollins, SH. "Editorial Perspective: Delayed circadian rhythm phase: a cause of late-onset attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among adolescents?." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines 59.12 (December 2018): 1248-1251. Full Text

Lunsford-Avery, JR, Engelhard, MM, Navar, AM, and Kollins, SH. "Validation of the Sleep Regularity Index in Older Adults and Associations with Cardiometabolic Risk." Scientific Reports 8.1 (September 21, 2018): 14158-null. 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 22.11 (September 2018): 1066-1073. Full Text

Gao, L, Liu, X, Millstein, J, Siegmund, KD, Dubeau, L, Maguire, RL, Jim Zhang, J, Fuemmeler, BF, Kollins, SH, Hoyo, C, Murphy, SK, and Breton, CV. "Self-reported prenatal tobacco smoke exposure, AXL gene-body methylation, and childhood asthma phenotypes." Clinical Epigenetics 10.1 (July 20, 2018): 98-null. Full Text

Lunsford-Avery, JR, Kollins, SH, and Mitchell, JT. "Sluggish Cognitive Tempo in Adults Referred for an ADHD Evaluation: A Psychometric Analysis of Self- and Collateral Report." Journal of Attention Disorders (July 2018): 1087054718787894-null. Full Text

Dozmorov, MG, Bilbo, SD, Kollins, SH, Zucker, N, Do, EK, Schechter, JC, Zhang, JJ, Murphy, SK, Hoyo, C, and Fuemmeler, BF. "Associations between maternal cytokine levels during gestation and measures of child cognitive abilities and executive functioning." Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 70 (May 2018): 390-397. 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. "Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adolescence." Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology. January 1, 2013. 423-445. 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)

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

Lunsford-Avery, JR, Kollins, SH, and Krystal, AD. "SLEEPING AT HOME: FEASIBILITY AND TOLERABILITY OF AMBULATORY POLYSOMNOGRAPHY FOR USE WITH ADOLESCENTS WITH ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER." 32nd Annual Meeting of the Associated-Professional-Sleep-Societies- LLC. June 2, 2018 - June 6, 2018. Baltimore, MD.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, April 1, 2018.

Murphy, SK, Schrott, R, Visco, Z, Huang, Z, Grenier, C, Mitchell, J, Schechter, J, Lucas, J, Levin, ED, Price, T, and Kollins, SH. "Environment and Gametic Epigenetic Reprogramming." September 2017.


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.

Kollins, S, Epstein, J, Tonev, S, Anastopoulos, A, Lachiewicz, A, Fitzgerald, D, Kane, E, Kail, M, Cuccaro, M, Exelbierd, L, Gilbert, J, and Ashley-Koch, A. "Genetic associations with reaction time variability in AD/HD." October 5, 2006.

Schug, MD, Anastopoulos, A, Kollins, S, Hennis, L, Nelson, S, Mehltretter, L, Gilbert, J, Cuccaro, M, and Ashley-Koch, A. "The genetics of AD/HD: Subtyping, comorbidity and developmental considerations." September 15, 2004.

Selected Grants

Duke CTSA (KL2) awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2018 to 2023

Duke CTSA (TL1) awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2018 to 2023

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

Paternal Transgenerational Epigenetic Legacy from Use of Cannabis awarded by John Templeton Foundation (Co-Project Leader). 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

AKL-T01 ADHD Adjunctive awarded by Akili Interactive Labs, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2019