Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Collins completed her doctoral studies @ Emory University here in Atlanta and is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. Currently, she works as a Child and Adolescent Psychologist in the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Grady Health System. Within this setting, she has served as Coordinator of Adolescent Outreach and Co-Coordinator of Diagnostic Intakes and Psychological Assessments. She also provides Attending service coverage for the Emory Midtown Neonatology unit and the Grady Adolescent Reproductive Health Clinic. Dr. Collins has an additional Adjunct Appointment in the Emory University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. Most recently, she has provided Clinical Supervision and serves as a Co-Investigator for research protocols examining the role of Peer Health Navigation and retention in HIV positive infected populations.
Dr. Collins has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and books on topics highlighting the importance of quality mental health interventions for minorities and has been awarded research grants to develop such interventions. Her areas of expertise include pediatric sickle cell disease, adolescent substance abuse, adolescent reproductive health, and childhood depression. In recognition of her work, Dr. Collins was honored to receive the Cultural and Economic Diversity Award from the American Family Therapy Association, The Emory University Transforming Community Project (TCP) Champions Award, the Emory University We Are Emory Diversity Award, and is a 2011 recipient of the Emory Department of Psychiatry’s Distinguished Service Award. Her passion is working with children and adolescents both professionally and in her personal life.