Robert T. Ammerman, PhD, ABPP

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Scientific Director, Every Child Succeeds

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4336

Fax: 513-636-7756


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Maternal depression; anxiety disorders


Early childhood prevention programs and interventions to optimize the development of young children; enhancements of home visiting programs that improve outcomes for mothers and children; development of in-home treatment for postpartum depression; use of motivational interviewing to improve retention in home visiting; strategies to help new mothers and fathers co-parent to foster healthy child development

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Robert T. Ammerman, PhD, ABPP, is a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and scientific director of Every Child Succeeds.

Dr. Ammerman received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and completed an internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is certified in cognitive and behavioral psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Education and Training

PhD: University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA, 1986.

Internship: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Pittsburgh, PA, 1986.

Certification: American Board of Professional Psychology, Diplomate in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, 1995; Ohio State Board of Psychology, 1999.


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STAT-ED Suicidal Teens Accessing Treatment in the ED. Co-Investigator. CDC. Oct 2012 - Sep 2015. #R01CE002129-0.

Engaging Fathers in Home Visitation: Incorporation of a Co-Parenting Intervention. Principal Investigator.
NIH/NICHD. Aug 2012 - Jun 2017. #R01 HD069431-01A1.

Treatment of Maternal Depression in Home Visitation: Mother and Child Impacts. Principal Investigator. National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. Aug 2010 - Jun 2015. #R01MH087499.

Injury Prevention in a Home Visitation Population. Co-Investigator. National Institute on Child Health and Development. Sep 2010 – Jul 2015. #R01HD066115.