Marietta Collins, Ph.D.

Marietta Collins, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor

Family Medicine

Family Medicine and Psychiatry
Location: National Center for Primary Care, 311
Phone: (404) 756-1218


Emory University

Emory University

Emory University

Smith College 

Research Interests

Designing and implementing quality behavioral health interventions for minority adults, youth, and families

Clinical Interests

Clinical services to underserved adults, youth, and families


  • Kelch-Oliver, K. Collins, M.H., Smith, C. O., & Diaz, D. (2007). Individual and family contributions to depressive symptoms in African American children with sickle cell disease. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 14, 376-384.
  • Collins, M.H., Kelch-Oliver, K., Johnson, K., Welkom, J., Kotteke, M., & Smith, C.O. (2010). Clinically significant depressive symptoms in African American Adolescent Females in an urban reproductive health clinic. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 17, 175-182 DOI 10.1007/s10880-010-9200-9
  • Kaslow, N.J., Broth, M.R., Smith, C.O., & Collins, M.H. (2012). Family-based interventions for child and adolescent disorders. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38, 82-100. DOI: 10:1111/j1752-0606.2011.00257x
  • Johnson, K., Kelch-Oliver, K., Smith, C.O., Green, S.E., Wallace, T. M., Kotteke, M., Collins, M.H., (2012). Depression Screenings during routine visits in a reproductive healthcare setting: Identifying depressive symptoms in African American males. Scientific Research. 3, 870-877 DOI: DOI:10.4236/psych2012.310131.
  • Smith, C.O., Johnson, K., Kelch-Oliver, K. Welkom, J. S., Gardner, N.A., Collins, M.H. (2013). Exploring the Mentoring Relationship among African American Women in Psychology. Advancing Women in Leadership Journal. 33, 28-27.

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Honors and Awards

  • Children’s Choice Reading List, International Literacy Association & Children’s Book Council, 2019
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, National Council for Social Studies & Children’s Book Council, 2019
  • National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA), National Parenting Product, Children’s Books Division, 2018
  • Forward INDIES Choice Book Award Picture Book Finalist, INDIES, 2018
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Collection with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), Magination Press, American Psychological Association, 2018
  • Distinguished Service Award, Emory University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 2011
  • Transforming Community Project (TCP) Champions Award, 2010
  • Emory University We Are Emory Diversity Poster Campaign, 2009
  • Emory University Richard W. Morrell Community Service Award, 2008
  • Emory University Psychology Departmental Award National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Health Disparities Research Award 2004
  • Cultural and Economic Diversity Award, American Family Therapy Academy, 1998