Dr. Collins graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and again with her Master of Science in Human Nutrition.
She started her career with the National Institute of Health Clinical Research Center in Charlottesville, VA. In 2007 she graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology after defending her research dissertation: “Hope, Coping Style, Quality of Life, Knowledge about Cancer and risks for Dietary Deficiency in Patients with Total Gastrectomy for Stomach Cancer.” She is also a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She belongs to the Oncology DPG and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM).
Presentations include Dietary Intake, Coping Style and Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Radiation Treatment(American Institute of Cancer Research) and Keep It Healthy –Be Fit and Flourish a Breast Cancer Survivorship Program (FNCE). Dr. Collins is on advisory boards for Keiser University and teaches a wide variety of classes on the college level in both psychology and nutrition fields. She is owner of CB7, LLC DBA Creation Balance and CSC.
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