Full Name
Kathleen Collins, MD, PhD
Job Title
HIV research, Director, MSTPAssociate Dean, Physician Scientist Education and Training
University of Michigan
Speaker Bio
Kathy Collins, MD, PhD is the Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Education and Training, MSTP Director, and Professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology.

Kathy is a graduate of Wellesley College (BA in Molecular Biology) and the Johns Hopkins University MD/PhD program. Dr. Collins undertook residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious disease at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. She has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan since 1998 and was appointed Director of the MSTP in 2020. She is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), The American Association of Physicians, and the National Academy of Medicine. She currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCI journal, JCI Insight. Dr. Collins is active in basic research and the teaching of graduate students. Research in the Collins lab focuses on molecular mechanisms of HIV immune evasion and persistence. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Basic Research.
Kathleen Collins, MD, PhD