Eileen Collins, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Research
Office of Research Facilitation, Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
Building & Room:
845 S. Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612
Dr. Eileen Collins is a Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Science and Associate Dean for Research for the UIC College of Nursing. Previously, she was a Research Career Scientist and Acting Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Development at the Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital. Her research focuses on improving physical function and quality of life through cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation interventions. She has been continually funded for over 20 years by organizations such as NIH, VA and various foundations. Dr. Collins has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Collins teaches the Measurement and Evidence Based Practice courses for the College. Dr. Collins is very active in professional organizations serving on the Boards of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). She is a Fellow of the ATS, AACVPR and the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Collins was recently inducted into the International Nurse Researchers Hall of Fame.
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation R&D, Increasing Physical Activity in COPD through Rhythmically Enhanced Music, Co-Investigator
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation R&D, Sustainability of Rehabilitation Gains in COPD: A Randomized Trial, Multiple Principal Investigator
UIC College of Nursing, Internal Research Support Program, Music Enhanced Walking for Relief of Intermittent Claudication, Multiple Principal Investigator
Collins EG, Jelinek C, O’Connell S, Butler J, Reda D, Laghi F. The effect of breathing retraining using metronome-based acoustic feedback on exercise endurance in COPD: A randomized trial, Lung (in press).
Bronas U, Everett S, Briller J, Steffen A, Hannan M#, Hernandez A,Collins E.A Music-Guided Home-Based Claudication Rehabilitation Program, Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology(in press).
Bronas U, Everett S, Briller J, Steffen A, Hannan M#, Hernandez A#, Collins E. Rhythmic auditory music stimulation enhances walking distance in patients with claudication: A Feasibility Study. Journal of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 2018;38(4):E1-E5.
Laghi F, Khan N, Schnell T, Alexonis D, Hammond K, Shaikh H, Collins E, Jubran A, Tobin M. New device for non-volitional evaluation of quadriceps force in ventilated patients. Muscle and Nerve2018 May;57(5):784-791.
Jacobs S, Lindell KO, Collins EG, McLaughlin S, Schneideman A, Meek P. Patient perceptions of the adequacy of Oxygen therapy: Results of the American Thoracic Society Nursing Assembly Working Group Survey. Annals of the American Thoracic Society2018;15(1):24-32.
Jacobs SS, Lindell KO, Collins EG, Garvey CM, Hernandez C, McLaughlin S, Schneideman A, Meek P. Reply. Access to supplemental oxygen therapy: A crisis. Annals of the American Thoracic Society2018;15(7):894. (editorial reply)
Dunn H, Quinn L, Corbridge S, Eldeirawi K, Kapella M, Collins EG. Cluster analysis in nursing research: An introduction, historical perspective, and future directions. Western Journal of Nursing Research2018 ;40(11):1658-1676 [featured paper of journal].
Dunn H, Corbridge S, Quinn L, Eldeirawi K, Kapella M, Collins EG. Mobilization of prolonged mechanical ventilation patients: An integrative review. Heart & Lung – The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 2017;46(4):221-233.
Collins EG, Jelinek C, O’Connell S, Butler J, McBurney C, Gozali C, Reda D, Laghi F. Contrasting breathing retraining and helium-oxygen during pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD: A randomized trial. Respiratory Medicine 2014 108(2):297-306.
Member, Board of Directors (2016-2018), American Thoracic Society
Chair, Nursing Assembly (2016-2018), American Thoracic Society
Member, Board of Directors (2012-2015), American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Co-Chair, Expert Panel on Military and Veteran Issues, American Academy of Nursing
2018, 2009, 2007, Fellowships, American Thoracic Society (ATSF, inaugural), American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation (FAACVPR)
2018, Presidential Commendation Award, American Thoracic Society
2016, International Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International
2014, Thomas L. Petty Distinguished Pulmonary Scholar Award, American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
PhD Nursing Loyola University of Chicago 1994
MS Exercise Science Northeastern Illinois University 2001
MSN Nursing Loyola University of Chicago 1986
BSN Nursing Loyola University of Chicago 1981