Eileen Collins

UIC College of Nursing Dean and Professor of Biobehavioral Nursing Science


Eileen Collins

Eileen Collins is the dean of the UIC College of Nursing and professor of biobehavioral nursing science. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her research into cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation interventions to improve quality-of-life for people with chronic illnesses.

Collins and her colleagues developed a first-of-its-kind controlled study to determine whether patients with COPD could exercise longer if they were engaged in ventilation feedback, ventilation feedback along with a regular exercise program or exercise alone.

Throughout her distinguished career, Collins has amassed more than $41 million in research funding.


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