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Bradley N. Collins

Bradley N. Collins Temple University Department of Public Health

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
Director, Health Behavior Research Clinic

Contact

Ritter Annex, 9th floor
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Office: 215-204-2849  
Fax: 215-204-1854
 

Education

  • Clinical Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Diego
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Binghamton University (SUNY)
  • MA, Experimental Psychology, Health Psychology, University of Hartford
  • BA, Psychology, Wake Forest University

Biography

Dr. Bradley Collins was trained as a clinical psychologist with a research focus on health psychology and behavioral interventions for substance dependence. He has extensive clinical experience with patients and research participants presenting co-occurring mood, anxiety, and substance dependence disorders. Dr. Collins has 15 years of extramurally-funded, applied community-based as well as laboratory-based research addressing addictive behaviors, tobacco dependence and promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors (e.g., physical activity). Throughout his career, his work has targeted low-income, racial minority and medically-underserved communities, and he has consistently led transdisciplinary teams of researchers, clinicians and community agencies to address some of the most challenging public health issues in these vulnerable, high-risk populations. He also examines factors that influence health behavior change at the individual, family, and community levels to guide his current multilevel intervention approaches with parental smokers to reduce children’s exposure to tobacco smoke and promote parents’ smoking cessation. This intervention model can inform similar strategies to modify other unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. Dr. Collins is founding director of the Health Behavior Research Clinic, maintaining an active research program that includes collaborative projects among faculty and students across departments and colleges at Temple University. Through his teaching and mentorship, and as the Department’s Graduate Program Director, Dr. Collins encourages students to explore transdisciplinary frameworks for understanding and addressing current public health priorities in their content areas of interest. 

Research Interests

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Community Based Treatment Interventions 
  • Depression
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Promotion
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • mHealth
  • Physical Activity 
  • Risk Behavior
  • Stress Management 
  • Substance Abuse
  • Tobacco