Scott Kollins, Ph.D.

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Phone: 919-681-1100

2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27705

Email: kolli001 AT mc DOT duke DOT edu

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Associate Professor; Director, Duke University ADHD Program

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine

DIBS Faculty, D-CIDES Member

Research Description

In our laboratory, we study the neuropsychopharmacology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and adults. Our work covers a wide range of areas, including molecular genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical trials. We have been particularly interested in understanding the comorbidity between ADHD and smoking/nicotine dependence.


Ph.D., Auburn University, Psychology, 1997

Residency in Clinical Psychology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1996-1997

M.S., Auburn University, Psychology, 1995

B.A., Duke University, 1992

Recent Publications

Volkow, N.D., Wang, G.J., Kollins, S.H., Wigal, T.L., Newcorn J.H., Telang, F., Fowler, J.S., Solanto, M.V., Logan, J., Ma, Y., Pradhan, K., Wong, C., Zhu, W., & Swanson, J.M. (2009). Abnormal dopamine markers in brain reward pathway in ADHD: Implication for motivational deficits. JAMA, 302: 1084-1091.

Kollins, S.H., Kail, M.E., McClernon, F.J., Cuccaro, M.L., Lachiewicz, A.M., Morrisey-Kane, E., Fitzgerald, D.P., Collins, A.L., Anastopoulos, A.D., Ashley-Koch, A.E. (2009). Effects of pre- and postnatal maternal smoking on parent and teacher ratings of ADHD symptoms. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197: 442-449.

Kollins, S.H., McClernon, F.J., Epstein, J.N. (2009). Effects of smoking abstinence on reaction time variability in smokers with and without ADHD: An Ex-Gaussian analysis. Drug & Alcohol Dependence 100: 169-172.

Kollins, S.H., English, J.S., Chrisman, A.K., Robinson, R., Hallyburton, M. (2009). Reinforcing and subject-rated effects of methylphenidate in adults with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Psychopharmacology 204: 73-83.

Kollins, S.H., Anastopoulos, A.D., Lachiewicz, A.M., Fitzgerald, D.P., Morissey-Kane, E.M., Garrett, M.E., Keatts, S.L., Ashley-Koch, A.E. (2008). SNPs in Dopamine D2 Receptor Gene (DRD2) and Norepinephrine Transporter Gene (NET) Are Associated with Continuous Performance Task (CPT) Phenotypes in ADHD children and their families. American Journal of Medical Genetics B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 147B: 1580-1588.

Research Areas

Research Topics

  • ADHD
  • Smoking and Nicotine