Christy Collins, PhD
Dr. Christy Collins joined the Datalys Center in June 2017. Previously, Dr. Collins served as a Biostatistician at the OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute (OHRI). While at OHRI, Dr. Collins was actively involved in over 130 research studies in various stages from development to dissemination in a wide variety of clinical settings including: Sports Medicine, Podiatry, Medical Education, Heart and Vascular, Pulmonary/Critical Care, and Pharmacy, among other specialties. Prior to her work at OHRI, Dr. Collins worked as a researcher at the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. While at CIRP, she specifically focused on the epidemiology of sports, recreation, and leisure activity‐related injuries among children and adolescents and the life‐long health benefits associated with an active childhood. Dr. Collins has published extensively on the topic of sport injuries and has a strong connection to the Athletic Training community through her work with High School RIO. Dr. Collins earned her doctorate in Epidemiology with a minor in Biostatistics from the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. Prior to her work at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dr. Collins received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology at Ohio Northern University and a Master of Arts in Sociology at the University of New Hampshire where she focused on social research in partner and family violence. Dr. Collins describes her interest in sports injury epidemiology as her passion and is excited to be a part of the sports injury community.