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Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4336

"I love spending time with my patients to understand the details of their family life and the ways that we can help them be healthier. Understanding the whole child, including their activities and quality of life, enables me to help their medical team provide the best care."

Biography & Affiliation

Biography

I am a pediatric adherence specialist, and I treat children and adolescents who have asthma. My overarching goal is to help patients live their best life while having asthma.

I was inspired to pursue my career by the families that need to find simple ways to follow their physician’s recommendations. I understand how busy kids and families are, and how taking care of an illness can feel like something that gets in the way of real life.

I love spending time with my patients to understand the details of their family life and the ways that we can help them be healthier. Understanding the whole child, including their activities and quality of life, enables me to help their medical team provide the best care.

As a member of the of the multidisciplinary team for children with Difficult to Treat Asthma, I provide guidance on taking medication, evaluating how activities are involved in their asthma, and assessing for difficulties with mood, behavior and sleep.

In addition to helping patients, I do research. My colleagues and I develop and test digital interventions to help patients better manage their condition, such as telehealth, apps, text messaging and mobile devices to improve asthma management.

I’m proud to have completed the only National Institutes of Health-funded fellowship focused on improving adherence in children with chronic illnesses here at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and my research has been highlighted by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In my free time, I like to bake with my kids. We mostly bake cookies and snickerdoodles, which are my favorite!

Clinical Interests

Pediatric asthma; treatment adherence; adolescents

Research Interests

Treatment adherence; adolescents; pediatric asthma

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Research Divisions

Clinical Psychology



Blog Posts

A Review of Medication Manager Apps

BlogHealthy Living

A Review of Medication Manager Apps

By Rachelle Ramsey, PhD10/19/2017

Education

BS: Otterbein University, Westerville, OH, 2007.

MA: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2010.

PhD: Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK, 2014.

Internship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

Fellowship: NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship (T32HD068223), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2016.

Publications

Systematic evaluation of commercially available pain management apps examining behavior change techniques. Gamwell, KL; Kollin, SR; Gibler, RC; Bedree, H; Bieniak, KH; Jagpal, A; Tran, ST; Hommel, KA; Ramsey, RR. Pain. 2021; 162:856-865.

Exciting Era of Sensor-Based Electronic Monitoring of Adherence in Pediatric Asthma. Ramsey, RR; Guilbert, TW. Pediatrics. 2021; 147.

Using Electronic Monitoring Devices to Assess Medication Adherence: a Research Methods Framework. McGrady, ME; Ramsey, RR. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2020; 35:2707-2714.

Patient-Reported Outcomes for Pediatric Adherence and Self-Management: A Systematic Review. Plevinsky, JM; Gutierrez-Colina, AM; Carmody, JK; Hommel, KA; Crosby, LE; McGrady, ME; Pai, AL H; Ramsey, RR; Modi, AC. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2020; 45:340-357.

Systematic Review of Digital Interventions for Pediatric Asthma Management. Ramsey, RR; Plevinsky, JM; Kollin, SR; Gibler, RC; Guilbert, TW; Hommel, KA. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2020; 8:1284-1293.

Telehealth delivery of adherence and medication management system improves outcomes in inner-city children with asthma. Lin, NY; Ramsey, RR; Miller, JL; McDowell, KM; Zhang, N; Hommel, K; Guilbert, TW. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2020; 55:858-865.

Treatment Adherence Within Consultation-Liaison Services. Ramsey, RR; Holbein, CE. Clinical Handbook of Psychological Consultation in Pediatric Medical Settings. 2020.

They just don't take their medicines: Reframing medication adherence in asthma from frustration to opportunity. De Keyser, HH; Ramsey, R; Federico, MJ. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2020; 55:818-825.

Adherence Knowledge and Education Needs Among Pediatric Psychology Trainees: A Needs Assessment and Recommendations. Psihogios, AM; Gutiérrez-Colina, AM; Iskander, JM; Wasserman, RM; Ramsey, RR. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2020; 8:45-55.

A Systematic Evaluation of Asthma Management Apps Examining Behavior Change Techniques. Ramsey, RR; Caromody, JK; Voorhees, SE; Warning, A; Cushing, CC; Guilbert, TW; Hommel, KA; Fedele, DA. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2019; 7:2583-2591.