Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch (ERTB)
- Jennifer B. Collins
- Tel 984-287-3247
- P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop K3-12Durham, N.C. 27709
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. This program is designed to support the majority of an individual’s independent research program in the environmental health sciences by providing intellectual and administrative freedom, as well as sustained support for the pursuit of research in novel directions to achieve greater impacts. Collins is also a working group member for the NIH Common Fund High-Risk, High-Reward program which supports exceptionally creative scientists pursuing highly innovative research with the potential for broad impact in biomedical or behavioral science. In addition, she is responsible for coordinating activities related to programmatic oversight functions for the Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety (Nano EHS) program, the Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource (HHEAR), and the Outstanding New Environmental Health Sciences (ONES) program.
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, and the Exposure Biology Program of the Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative. 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.