Alex Ramsey

Alex Ramsey

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles & Roles

  • Faculty Scholar, Washington University Institute for Public Health
  • Member, Emerging Leaders Council, Siteman Cancer Center
  • Member, Prevention and Control Leadership Committee, Siteman Cancer Center

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Training: Social Work: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2015
  • PhD: Applied Psychology: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2012
  • MA: Applied Psychology: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2010
  • BS: Psychology: University of Evansville, Evansville, IN, 2008

Research Interests

Implementation of evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders
Prevention science at intersection of substance use and cancer
Integrating genomic applications into clinical practice
Use of technology-based tools to support treatment delivery
Organizational behavior and change in health care settings

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Key Publications

  • Funded Research Projects

    NIDA (PI): Mechanisms of Behavior Change in a Genetics-Informed Smoking Cessation Intervention
    NCI (MPI): Precision Prevention Strategy to Increase Uptake and Engagement in Lung Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation Treatment
    NIDA (MPI): A Multilevel Intervention to Personalize and Improve Tobacco Treatment in Primary Care
    NIDA (WU Site PI): A Digital Intervention to Decrease Self-Stigma among Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder
    NIDA (Co-I): mHealth to Help Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Recovery for Opioid Use Disorder
    NCI (Co-I): Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control (WU-ISCCC)
    NCI (Co-I): Integrative Analysis of Lung Cancer Etiology and Risk
    NCI (Supplement Co-I): Cancer Center Tobacco Cessation
    NIMHD (Co-I): Ecological Momentary Assessment of Racial Microaggressions and Alcohol Use in African American Young Adults