Robert T. Ammerman, PhD, ABPP

Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Scientific Director, Every Child Succeeds

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4336

Fax 513-636-7756



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 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.

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