Alex Ramsey

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles & Roles


  • Faculty Scholar, Washington University Institute for Public Health

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
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 (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

NCI (Supplement Co-I): Cancer Center Tobacco Cessation

Cancer Research UK (Co-I): OptiMine: Optimizing the Mining of Electronic Health Record Data to Increase Uptake of Cancer Prevention Digital Interventions

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