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Rachelle R. Ramsey, PhD


  • Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.

About

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!

Publications

A systematic evaluation of primary headache management apps leveraging behavior change techniques. Noser, AE; Klages, KL; Gamwell, KL; Brammer, CN; Hommel, KA; Ramsey, RR. Cephalalgia. 2021.

The Impact of Adherence and Health Literacy on Difficult-to-Control Asthma. Zaeh, SE; Ramsey, R; Bender, B; Hommel, K; Mosnaim, G; Rand, C. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2021.

Meta-Analysis of Adherence Promotion Interventions in Pediatric Asthma. Fidler, A; Sweenie, R; Ortega, A; Cushing, CC; Ramsey, R; Fedele, D. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2021; 46:1195-1212.

Feasibility and preliminary validity of mobile spirometry in pediatric asthma. Ramsey, RR; Plevinsky, JM; Milgrim, L; Hommel, KA; McDowell, KM; Shepard, J; Guilbert, TW. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2021; 9:3821-3823.

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.

From the Blog


A Review of Medication Manager Apps
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A Review of Medication Manager Apps

By Rachelle Ramsey, PhD10/19/2017

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