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Alex Ramsey, PhD

Current Position
Assistant Professor of 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
Integrating genomic applications into clinical practice
Use of technology-based tools to support treatment delivery
Organizational behavior and change in health care settings

Key Publications
Ramsey AT, Chen LS, Hartz SM, Saccone NL, Fisher SL, Proctor EK, Bierut LJ (2018 Jan). Toward the implementation of genomic applications for smoking cessation and smoking-related diseases. Transl Behav Med. 8(1): 7-17.  Full Article ->

Ramsey AT, Baumann A, Patterson Silver Wolf D, Yan Y, Cooper B, Proctor E (2017 Feb). The need for data-informed clinical supervision in substance use disorder treatment. J Addict Dis. 36(2): 117-126.  Full Article ->

Ramsey AT, Wetherell JL, Depp C, Dixon D, Lenze E (2016 Sep). Feasibility and acceptability of smartphone assessment in older adults with cognitive and emotional difficulties. J Tech Hum Serv. 34(2): 209-223.  Full Article ->

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 ->

Lord S, Moore S, Ramsey AT, Dinauer S, Johnson K (2016 Jun). 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. 3(2): e24.  Full Article ->

Funded Research Projects
NIDA (K12 Scholar): Washington University Career Development Program in Drug Abuse and Addiction

Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital (PI): Reducing Disparities in Hospital Prescribing of Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy

PCORI (Collaborator): Optimizing Outcomes in Treatment-Resistant Depression in Older Adults

Washington University Institute for Public Health, Center for Dissemination and Implementation (PI): Unpacking Successful Implementation of Electronic Screening and Brief Intervention