Catalyze Innovation that Advances Health

Jeff Collins

Director of Translational Innovation and Administrative Director

Joining in early 2010, Jeff was the first full-time employee of the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) as its first project and operations manager. In his current capacity, Jeff directs the business operations of the institute and leads MI2's Translational Innovation efforts, which builds upon his previous foundation as Director of External Alliances where he established MedStar’s Founding Partnership with startup incubator and seed fund 1776, among other efforts to connect MedStar with the outside world. Translational Innovation supports MedStar Health in identifying, vetting, and structuring engagement with startup and scale-up companies to help the system tackle difficult issues and problems while creating essential future-facing capabilities through new technologies, alternative business models, and novel collaborations.  

Previously Jeff was a senior consultant with Navigant Consulting, Inc.’s Healthcare Provider Performance Improvement Practice working for a highly visible national clientele of hospitals, health systems, and physician groups. Prior to this work, he was engaged on special projects for the executive director of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s faculty practice organization. 

Jeff received a Master of Health Science degree in health finance and management from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he was elected to the Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Emory University in anthropology with a focus on medical anthropology and public health.