James W Collins Jr

  • 2930 Citations
1988 …2020

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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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Research Output

  • Non-Hispanic White Women’s Exposure to Decreased Neighborhood Income and Small for Gestational Age Births: A Population-Based Study

    Collins, J. W., Colgan, J., Desisto, C. & Rankin, K. M., Jun 1 2020, In : Maternal and child health journal. 24, 6, p. 694-700 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The promise and pitfalls of precision medicine to resolve black–white racial disparities in preterm birth

    Burris, H. H., Wright, C. J., Kirpalani, H., Collins, J. W., Lorch, S. A., Elovitz, M. A. & Hwang, S. S., Jan 1 2020, In : Pediatric research. 87, 2, p. 221-226 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Early and Late Preterm Birth Rates Among US-Born Urban Women: The Effect of Men’s Lifelong Class Status

    Collins, J. W., Rankin, K. M., Desisto, C. & David, R. J., Dec 1 2019, In : Maternal and child health journal. 23, 12, p. 1621-1626 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    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