Katie Collins

School of Nursing


MS, DNP University of Illinois at Chicago

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Katie Collins is a clinical assistant professor and Global Health Coordinator in the UW–Madison School of Nursing. She is a nurse practitioner with certifications in both the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner specialties. Collins also currently practices in the Internal Medicine Department at SSM Health. Her prior experience includes medical mission work in Gramothe, Haiti, as well as disaster preparedness research on the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis. Her most recent prior health care experience includes working for Access Community Health, a federally qualified community health center in the suburbs of Chicago providing healthcare to underserved and minority populations. In this position, she also served as an onboarding mentor for new providers. Collins conducted her doctoral research project on improving screening and follow-up for domestic violence in primary care. She is a member of the Alliance of Nurses For Healthy Environments (ANHE) as well as Wisconsin Health Professionals For Climate Action. Collins’s main academic interests are in the areas of psychological trauma, planetary health and justice and global health. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Iowa and her master’s and DNP degrees at the University of Illinois at Chicago.