Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch (ERTB)

Jennifer Collins, M.R., is a health specialist in the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training. She is the program coordinator for the NIEHS Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental Health Research (RIVER) program and a working group member of the NIH Common Fund High-Risk, High-Reward program. In addition, she is the Program Officer for the Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource (HHEAR) program’s Coordinating Center  and the Executive Secretary of the Joint Subcommittee on Environment, Innovation, and Public Health, Contaminants of Emerging Concern Strategy Team.

Collins has previously served as the program analyst for several programs in the division including the Breast Cancer & the Environment Research Program, the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers, the Exposure Biology Program of the Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative, the Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety (Nano EHS) program, the Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR), and the Outstanding New Environmental Health Sciences (ONES) Program. In addition, she coordinated the activities related to the Interagency Breast Cancer & Environmental Research Coordinating Committee and has been a Contract Officer's Representative (COR) for contracts in the division with responsibility for developing, managing, and monitoring technical contracts of varying size, focus, and complexity.

Prior to joining the Division of Extramural Research and Training in 2008, Collins spent 10 years in the Division of Intramural Research at NIEHS, primarily in the Microarray Core facility. As a biologist in this group, she was responsible for coordinating collaborations between the core facility and intramural researchers and for conducting the initial analyses of all gene expression data generated in the lab. Collins has a B.S. in biological sciences (2000) and a M.R. in functional genomics (2006) from North Carolina State University.