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Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Scientific Director, Every Child Succeeds

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



My Biography & Research


Robert T. Ammerman, PhD, ABPP, is a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the 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.

Clinical Interests

Maternal depression; anxiety disorders.

Research Interests

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.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Psychology

My Education

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.