Brent R Collett, PHD

Brent R Collett, PHD

Craniofacial Center, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

On staff since November 2004

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

  • Biography

    Dr. Brent R. Collett studies development in young children with craniofacial anomalies and other medical conditions. He has been involved in longitudinal studies of children with orofacial clefts, craniosynostosis (i.e., premature fusion of one or more cranial sutures), and craniofacial microsomia (i.e., asymmetric craniofacial development). He is currently leading a study of children who had deformational plagiocephaly as infants, a common condition characterized by skull flattening and asymmetry. In another line of research, Collett is studying early childhood oral health in an attempt to identify behavioral targets for intervention.

  • Patient Testimonials
  • Publications

    Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Wehby G, Collett BR, Romitti P, Ansley T, Barron S, Speltz ML
      Academic achievement of children and adolescents with oral clefts
      24753523 Pediatrics, 2014 : 133(5)785-792
    • Collett BR, Aylward EH, Berg J, Davidoff C, Norden J, Cunningham ML, Speltz ML
      Brain volume and shape in infants with deformational plagiocephaly.
      22447491 Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2012 July : 28(7)1083-90 PMCID:PMC3393042
    • Starr JR, Collett BR, Gaither R, Kapp-Simon KA, Cradock MM, Cunningham ML, Speltz ML
      Multicenter study of neurodevelopment in 3-year-old children with and without single-suture craniosynostosis.
      22312170 Archives of pediatrics and adolescent medicine, 2012 Jun 1 : 166(6)536-42 PMCID:PMC3407295
    • Collett BR, Heike CL, Atmosukarto I, Starr JR, Cunningham ML, Speltz ML
      Longitudinal, three-dimensional analysis of head shape in children with and without deformational plagiocephaly or brachycephaly.
      22082953 The Journal of pediatrics, 2012 April : 160(4)673-678.e1 PMCID:PMC3290708
    • Collett BR, Starr JR, Kartin D, Heike CL, Berg J, Cunningham ML, Speltz ML
      Development in toddlers with and without deformational plagiocephaly.
      21727278 Archives of pediatrics and adolescent medicine, 2011 July : 165(7)653-8 PMCID:PMC3393044
    • Starr JR, Lin HJ, Ruiz-Correa S, Cunningham ML, Ellenbogen RG, Collett BR, Kapp-Simon KA, Speltz ML
      Little evidence of association between severity of trigonocephaly and cognitive development in infants with single-suture metopic synostosis.
      20644427 Neurosurgery, 2010 Aug. : 67(2)408-15; discussion 415-6 PMCID:PMC3417772
    • Speltz ML, Collett BR, Stott-Miller M, Starr JR, Heike C, Wolfram-Aduan AM, King D, Cunningham ML
      Case-control study of neurodevelopment in deformational plagiocephaly.
      20156894 Pediatrics, 2010 March : 125(3)e537-42 PMCID:PMC3392083

    Published Books, Videos, Software, etc.

    • Gimpel-Peacock GA, Collett BR
      Collaborative Home/School Interventions: Evidence-Based Solutions for Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic Problems
  • Research Funding
    Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Long-Term Outcomes in Children with Positional Plagiocephaly/Brachycephaly The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development $2,326,251 Apr 10, 2014 - Mar 31, 2019


Medical/Professional School

Utah State University, Logan, UT


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interests

Early childhood/infant mental health; pediatric psychology/behavioral medicine; developmental/psychosocial outcomes for children with craniofacial anomalies

Research Focus Area

Craniofacial, Behavioral / Mental Health