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Amanda Jael Collins MPH

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InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentRadiology
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North SA-105
Worcester MA 01655
Phone508-856-2668
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    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, United StatesBSFamily Social Science
    University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United StatesMPH

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    Amanda Collins, MPH is an Instructor for the Division of Translational Anatomy at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is the Director of Anatomical Services. Ms. Collins is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Gerontology at University of Massachusetts – Boston, focusing her research on grief, bereavement, and end-of-life care. Ms. Collins completed her Master's of Public Health at the University of Vermont and her undergraduate studies in Mortuary Science and Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. 

    Following her undergraduate studies, Ms. Collins worked as a mortician, specializing in embalming and restorative art techniques. Her technical skills led her to a position at the University of Vermont as an anatomical embalmer. She joined the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2016 as the Director of Anatomical Services.  As the Director, she oversees the operations of the Anatomical Gift Program and manages the Anatomy Resource Center. Her interests include preservation techniques, environmental health and safety in the anatomy labs, and improving educational efforts in the anatomy lab.  Her research efforts explore grief, healthy aging, and body donation ethics, all of which she strives to integrate into the lab experience.

    Ms. Collins joined the faculty for the first-year medical student course - Development, Structure, and Function in 2018.  Her educational interests include lecturing in embryology and instructing students in the anatomy labs.

    Ms. Collins sits on the Anatomical Gift Program Oversight Committee, the Pine Hill Cemetery Board of Directors, and is active in the Anatomical Services special interest group of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA). She is an active member in the professional organizations: National Funeral Directors Association of America, American Association for Anatomy (AAA) and Gerontological Society of America (GSA).



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    1. Ughi GJ, Marosfoi MG, King RM, Caroff J, Peterson LM, Duncan BH, Langan ET, Collins A, Leporati A, Rousselle S, Lopes DK, Gounis MJ, Puri AS. A neurovascular high-frequency optical coherence tomography system enables in situ cerebrovascular volumetric microscopy. Nat Commun. 2020 07 31; 11(1):3851. PMID: 32737314.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    2. Greene, SJ, Collins, AJ, & Rosen, L. A Memorial Ceremony for Anatomical Donors: an Investigation of Donor Family and Student Responses. Medical Science Educator. 2018; (28):71-79.
    3. Collins AJ, Smith W, Giannaris EL, Orvek E, Lazar P, Carney JK, Gilroy AM, Rosen MP. Population representation among anatomical donors and the implication for medical student education. Clin Anat. 2018 Mar; 31(2):250-258. PMID: 29127734.
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