Scott H. Kollins

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Scott Kollins is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, faculty member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and the director of the Duke University ADHD Program. In his laboratory, he and his colleagues study the neuropsychopharmacology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. His work covers a wide range of areas, including molecular genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical trials. He is particularly interested in understanding the comorbidity between ADHD and smoking/nicotine dependence.

Research Interests:

  • ADHD


  • Ph.D. Auburn University - 1997

Recent Publications (More Publications)

  • ND Volkow, GJ Wang, JH Newcorn, SH Kollins, TL Wigal, F Telang, JS Fowler, RZ Goldstein, N Klein, J Logan, C Wong and JM Swanson (2011) Motivation deficit in ADHD is associated with dysfunction of the dopamine reward pathway. Mol Psychiatry, 16, 1147-1154, [20856250], [doi], [abs]
  • BF Fuemmeler, T Østbye, C Yang, FJ McClernon and SH Kollins (2011) Association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and obesity and hypertension in early adulthood: a population-based study. Int J Obes (Lond), 35, 852-862, [20975727], [doi], [abs]
  • SH Kollins, R Jain, M Brams, S Segal, RL Findling, SB Wigal and M Khayrallah (2011) Clonidine extended-release tablets as add-on therapy to psychostimulants in children and adolescents with ADHD. Pediatrics, 127, e1406-e1413, [21555501], [doi], [abs]
  • FJ McClernon, EE Van Voorhees, J English, M Hallyburton, A Holdaway and SH Kollins (2011) Smoking withdrawal symptoms are more severe among smokers with ADHD and independent of ADHD symptom change: results from a 12-day contingency-managed abstinence trial. Nicotine Tob Res, 13, 784-792, [21571687], [doi], [abs]
  • SH Kollins, FA López, BD Vince, JM Turnbow, K Farrand, A Lyne, SB Wigal and T Roth (2011) Psychomotor functioning and alertness with guanfacine extended release in subjects with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol, 21, 111-120, [21476931], [doi], [abs]
  • EE Van Voorhees, KK Hardy and SH Kollins (2011) Reliability and validity of self- and other-ratings of symptoms of ADHD in adults. J Atten Disord, 15, 224-234, [20424007], [doi], [abs]
  • RV Kozink, SH Kollins and FJ McClernon (2010) Smoking withdrawal modulates right inferior frontal cortex but not presupplementary motor area activation during inhibitory control. Neuropsychopharmacology, 35, 2600-2606, [20861830], [doi], [abs]
  • SH Kollins, FJ McClernon and EE Van Voorhees (2010) Monetary incentives promote smoking abstinence in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Exp Clin Psychopharmacol, 18, 221-228, [20545386], [doi], [abs]
  • ND Volkow, GJ Wang, SH Kollins, TL Wigal, JH Newcorn, F Telang, JS Fowler, W Zhu, J Logan, Y Ma, K Pradhan, C Wong and JM Swanson (2009) Evaluating dopamine reward pathway in ADHD: clinical implications. JAMA, 302, 1084-1091, [19738093], [doi], [abs]
  • SH Kollins, ME Garrett, FJ McClernon, AM Lachiewicz, E Morrissey-Kane, D FitzGerald, AL Collins, AD Anastopoulos and AE Ashley-Koch (2009) Effects of postnatal parental smoking on parent and teacher ratings of ADHD and oppositional symptoms. J Nerv Ment Dis, 197, 442-449, [19525745], [doi], [abs]
  • SH Kollins, J English, R Robinson, M Hallyburton and AK Chrisman (2009) Reinforcing and subjective effects of methylphenidate in adults with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Psychopharmacology (Berl), 204, 73-83, [19104775], [doi], [abs]
  • SH Kollins, FJ McClernon and JN Epstein (2009) Effects of smoking abstinence on reaction time variability in smokers with and without ADHD: an ex-Gaussian analysis. Drug Alcohol Depend, 100, 169-172, [19041198], [doi], [abs]
  • SH Kollins, FJ McClernon and BF Fuemmeler (2005) Association between smoking and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in a population-based sample of young adults. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 62, 1142-1147, [16203959], [doi], [abs]
  • SH Kollins and CR Rush (2002) Sensitization to the cardiovascular but not subject-rated effects of oral cocaine in humans. Biol Psychiatry, 51, 143-150, [11822993], [abs]
  • SH Kollins, EK MacDonald and CR Rush (2001) Assessing the abuse potential of methylphenidate in nonhuman and human subjects: a review. Pharmacol Biochem Behav, 68, 611-627, [11325419], [abs]
  • TS Critchfield and SH Kollins (2001) Temporal discounting: basic research and the analysis of socially important behavior. J Appl Behav Anal, 34, 101-122, [11317983], [doi], [abs]
  • LK Murray and SH Kollins (2000) Effects of methylphenidate on sensitivity to reinforcement in children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: an application of the matching law. J Appl Behav Anal, 33, 573-591, [11214032], [doi], [abs]
  • SH Kollins and CR Rush (1999) Effects of training dose on the relationship between discriminative-stimulus and self-reported drug effects of d-amphetamine in humans. Pharmacol Biochem Behav, 64, 319-326, [10515308], [abs]
  • EL Daleiden, BF Chorpita, SH Kollins and RS Drabman (1999) Factors affecting the reliability of clinical judgments about the function of children's school-refusal behavior. J Clin Child Psychol, 28, 396-406, [10446689], [doi], [abs]
  • SH Kollins, CR Rush, PJ Pazzaglia and JA Ali (1998) Comparison of acute behavioral effects of sustained-release and immediate-release methylphenidate. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol, 6, 367-374, [9861551], [abs]
  • SH Kollins, SK Shapiro, MC Newland and A Abramowitz (1998) Discriminative and participant-rated effects of methylphenidate in children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Exp Clin Psychopharmacol, 6, 375-389, [9861552], [abs]
  • CR Rush, SH Kollins and PJ Pazzaglia (1998) Discriminative-stimulus and participant-rated effects of methylphenidate, bupropion, and triazolam in d-amphetamine-trained humans. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol, 6, 32-44, [9526144], [abs]