Dr. Collins begins her tenure as JCI Insight Editor in Chief on September, 1, 2019. She succeeds Dr. Howard A. Rockman, who served as the first Editor in Chief of the journal, which started publication in January 2016. Dr. Collins was elected to the position by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) following a selection process that concluded in April 2019. In the position, she will also be a member of the ASCI Council, the leadership body of the ASCI.
Dr. Collins is the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine Collegiate Professor of HIV Research, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Associate Director of the Cellular and Molecular Graduate Program, and Senior Scholar of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute. Her research focuses on viral persistence, including mechanisms by which HIV evades innate and adaptive immune responses. Dr. Collins is a member of the ASCI (elected 2005) and the Association of American Physicians (elected 2012), as well as a member of the National Academy of Medicine (elected 2016).