James W Collins Jr

  • 2797 Citations
1988 …2019
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Research Interests

Dr. Collins earned BS and MD degrees from the University of Michigan and a MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He’s the medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit and the associate program director of the pediatric residency program at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has authored numerous research articles and is a frequent lecturer on issues related to birth outcomes. Dr. Collins has received several awards for his research, teaching, and leadership in infant health.

Dr. Collins primary research interest is in perinatal epidemiology. He has an investigational interest in understanding the social determinants of racial and ethnic group disparties in birth outcome(preterm delivery, small for gestational age, low birth weight, neonatal and post-neonatal mortality) in the United States.

Dr. Collins clinical focus is in neonatology.

Certifications and Licenses

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Training Experience

1986Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, University of Michigan

… → 1989

MD, University of Michigan

… → 1983

Research interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's Health / Women's Reproductive Health

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Parturition Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2016 2019

Research Output 1988 2019

Father's lifetime socioeconomic status, small for gestational age infants, and infant mortality: A population-based study

Enstad, S., Rankin, K., Desisto, C. & Collins, J. W., Dec 1 2019, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 29, 1, p. 9-16 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Small for Gestational Age Infant
Infant Mortality
Social Class
1 Citation (Scopus)

Low Birth Weight Among Infants Born to Black Latina Women in the United States

Mydam, J., David, R. J., Rankin, K. M. & Collins Jr, J. W., Apr 15 2019, In : Maternal and child health journal. 23, 4, p. 538-546 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Low Birth Weight Infant
Hispanic Americans
Birth Rate
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals

Mortgage discrimination and preterm birth among African American women: An exploratory study

Matoba, N., Suprenant, S., Rankin, K., Yu, H. & Collins Jr, J. W., Sep 1 2019, In : Health and Place. 59, 102193.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Premature Birth
African Americans
birth rate
Birth Rate

Neighborhood Gun Violence and Birth Outcomes in Chicago

Matoba, N., Reina, M., Prachand, N., Davis, M. M. & Collins Jr, J. W., Sep 15 2019, In : Maternal and child health journal. 23, 9, p. 1251-1259 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Premature Birth

Racial differences in placental pathology among very preterm births

Matoba, N., Yallapragada, S., Davis, M. M., Ernst, L. M., Collins Jr, J. W. & Mestan, K. K. L., Aug 1 2019, In : Placenta. 83, p. 37-42 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Premature Birth
African Americans