Collins named president-elect of Society for Prevention Research

June 19, 2007

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Linda Collins, professor of human development and family studies and statistics and director of the Methodology Center in Penn State‚s College of Health and Human Development, has been named president-elect of the Society for Prevention Research. Collins will serve as president of the society from 2009 to 2011.

Collins has served as director of the Methodology Center since 1994. Her research interests include the design of intervention studies and the development of methods for longitudinal studies. She is the recipient of a number of grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop methodologies to facilitate prevention research.

Collins is an elected Fellow of Division 5 of the American Psychological Association and of the American Psychological Society. She received the Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal for the Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2000 and the President‚s Award from the Society for Prevention Research in 2004.

Collins received her B.A. from the University of Connecticut and her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.

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