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Mickey Collins '91 talks concussions with Diane Atwood

Michael "Micky" Collins, Ph.D. — a leading, international voice in the treatment of people with concussions and a 1991 University of Southern Maine graduate — served as a guest recently on journalist Diane Atwood’s “Catching Health” podcast.

Collins talked about six different types of concussions and the program he helped found: the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Sports Medicine Concussion Program. The program treats a wide variety of people with concussions: from school kids to military personnel to famous athletes. They include players from Major League Baseball and the National Football League.

Collins earned a USM bachelor's degree in psychology and biology in 1991. He earned a master's degree in psychology in 1995 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1998 at Michigan State University.

His full interview is available online at Atwood’s website.