Dr Collins is a fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and holds certification as a high-complexity laboratory director (HCLD) from the American Board of Bioanalysis. She earned her PhD from Northwestern University and a Public Health Certificate in Core Concepts (PHCert-CC) from the University of Minnesota. She is currently a laboratory director at MedTox Laboratories, a member of the Labcorp Specialty Testing Group. She joined MedTox in 1994.
Dr Collins serves as a laboratory inspector for the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Forensic Drug Testing Accreditation Program and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Laboratory Certification Program. She is a member of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and the Society of Forensic Toxicologists. She serves as an AACC liaison to the CAP Toxicology Resource Committee and is on the editorial advisory board of Clinical and Forensic Toxicology News.