Billy Collins is Public Health Service Officer at the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He also serves as Clinic Administrator for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institute of Health.

Previous roles include Health Services Officer for the Indian Health Service on the Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas reservation in Polk County and Director-at-Large for the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He also served in the AAPA House of Delegates, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) and the Public Health Service Academy of Physician Assistants.

Dr Collins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, and his Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He received his Doctorate of Health Sciences degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His doctoral capstone project was on the effectiveness of teaching fellowships in preparing physician assistants for academia and he received the certificate of appreciation for completing the Duke University Teaching Fellowship.

He served as a United States Public Health Service (USPHS) mentor for nearly a decade, a USPHS career development reviewer and on the admissions committee of both Duke and Campbell Universities.

Duality of interest: none declared

Date: Autumn 2023