Scott Haden Kollins

Scott Haden Kollins

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

External Address: 
2608 Erwin Road Lakeview Pavi, Durham, NC 27705
Internal Office Address: 
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 & Training

  • Ph.D., Auburn University 1997

Selected Grants

Genetic basis of smoking abstinence, smoking reinforcement, and inhibitory control awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2012

Smoking reinforcement in adults with and without ADHD awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2012

Follow up of the PATS sample awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2010

Candidate Gene Analysis of Persistent AD/HD awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2004 to 2010

Mechanisms of Nicotine Dependence in ADHD Adults awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2009

Development of Behavorial Screening Tools for ADHD awarded by Environmental Protection Agency (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2008

Methylphenidate Abuse Potential in ADHD Adults awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2008

Functional Neuroanatomical Deficits in ADHD Families awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2006

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder awarded by Environmental Protection Agency (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2004


Mitchell, John T., et al. “Cigarette Smoking Progression Among Young Adults Diagnosed With ADHD in Childhood: A 16-year Longitudinal Study of Children With and Without ADHD.Nicotine Tob Res, vol. 21, no. 5, Apr. 2019, pp. 638–47. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/ntr/nty045. Full Text

Barry, Caroline M., et al. “An Automated Text-Messaging Platform for Enhanced Retention and Data Collection in a Longitudinal Birth Cohort: Cohort Management Platform Analysis.Jmir Public Health Surveill, vol. 5, no. 2, Apr. 2019, p. e11666. Pubmed, doi:10.2196/11666. Full Text

Lunsford-Avery, Jessica R., et al. “Eveningness diurnal preference associated with poorer socioemotional cognition and social functioning among healthy adolescents and young adults.Chronobiol Int, vol. 36, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 439–44. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/07420528.2018.1538156. Full Text

Fuemmeler, Bernard F., et al. “Pre-Pregnancy Weight and Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Executive Functioning Behaviors in Preschool Children.Int J Environ Res Public Health, vol. 16, no. 4, Feb. 2019. Pubmed, doi:10.3390/ijerph16040667. Full Text Open Access Copy

Do, E. K., et al. “Associations between imprinted gene differentially methylated regions, appetitive traits and body mass index in children.Pediatr Obes, vol. 14, no. 2, Feb. 2019, p. e12454. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/ijpo.12454. Full Text

Lunsford-Avery, Jessica R., and Scott H. Kollins. “Editorial Perspective: Delayed circadian rhythm phase: a cause of late-onset attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among adolescents?J Child Psychol Psychiatry, vol. 59, no. 12, Dec. 2018, pp. 1248–51. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/jcpp.12956. Full Text

Kollins, Scott H. “Moving Beyond Symptom Remission to Optimize Long-term Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.Jama Pediatr, vol. 172, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 901–02. Pubmed, doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1642. Full Text

Lunsford-Avery, Jessica R., et al. “Validation of the Sleep Regularity Index in Older Adults and Associations with Cardiometabolic Risk.Sci Rep, vol. 8, no. 1, Sept. 2018, p. 14158. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-32402-5. Full Text Open Access Copy

Faraone, Stephen V., et al. “Reliability and Validity of the Daily Parent Rating of Evening and Morning Behavior Scale, Revised.J Atten Disord, vol. 22, no. 11, Sept. 2018, pp. 1066–73. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/1087054715619009. Full Text

Gao, Lu, et al. “Self-reported prenatal tobacco smoke exposure, AXL gene-body methylation, and childhood asthma phenotypes.Clin Epigenetics, vol. 10, no. 1, July 2018, p. 98. Pubmed, doi:10.1186/s13148-018-0532-x. Full Text