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Alex Ramsey, PhD

Current Position
Instructor in Psychiatry

University Roles
Faculty Scholar, Washington University Institute for Public Health

Education and Training
B.S., Psychology, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN, 2008
M.A., Applied Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2010
Ph.D., Applied Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2012
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Social Work, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, 2015


Areas of Research Interests
Implementation of evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders
Use of technology-based tools to support treatment delivery
Organizational behavior and change in health service settings


Key Publications
Ramsey AT, Lord S, Torrey J, Marsch L, Lardiere M (2016 Jan). Paving the Way to Successful Implementation: Identifying Key Barriers to Use of Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools for Behavioral Health Care. J Behav Health Serv Res. 43(1): 54-70.  Full Article ->

Ramsey AT, van den Berk-Clark C, Patterson D (2015 May). Provider-agency fit in substance abuse treatment organizations: Implications for learning climate, morale, and evidence-based practice implementation. BMC Res Notes. 8(1): 194.  Full Article ->

Ramsey AT, Wetherell JL, Depp C, Dixon D, Lenze E (2016 May). Feasibility and Acceptability of Smartphone Assessment in Older Adults with Cognitive and Emotional Difficulties. J Tech Hum Serv. 34(2): 209-23.

Ramsey AT (2015 Aug). Integration of Technology-based Behavioral Health Interventions in Substance Abuse and Addiction Services. Int J Ment Health Addict. 13(4): 470-480.  Full Article ->

Ramsey AT, Montgomery K (2014 Oct). Technology-based interventions in social work practice: A systematic review of mental health interventions. Soc Work Health Care. 53(9): 883-99.  Full Article ->

Lord S, Moore S, Ramsey AT, Dinauer S, Johnson K (in press). Implementation of a substance use recovery support mobile application in community settings: Qualitative study of clinician and staff perspectives of facilitators and barriers. JMIR Ment Health.


Funded Research Projects
Washington University Institute for Public Health, Center for Dissemination and Implementation (PI): Unpacking successful implementation of electronic screening and brief intervention.