RAND Researcher - Rebecca Collins

Rebecca Collins

Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation

Rebecca Collins is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her research examines the determinants and consequences of health-related behavior. Several recent projects focus on the effects of media on health.  She is currently studying the effects of a major California initiative aimed at reducing the stigma of mental illness.  She was principal investigator for a national longitudinal study that explored associations between media use and adolescent sexual behavior and health; the study produced groundbreaking evidence linking exposure to some types of sexual content in the media and adolescent sex. Collins has also studied the effects of alcohol advertising in media and community settings on underage drinking. She was a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) task force investigating the sexualization of young girls in the United States. Collins is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a member of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for Self and Identity. Collins has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from UCLA.
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