Gregory Ramey, PhD, vice president for outpatient services and child psychologist

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Gregory Ramey, PhD
vice president for outpatient services and child psychologist

Dr. Ramey has been interviewed on the following topics as well as many others:

  • Child psychology
  • Parenting concerns
  • Child abuse

View Dr. Ramey's columns on parenting.

Gregory Ramey, PhD, is the executive director of the Dayton Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Mental Health Resources.  Since joining Dayton Children's in 1979 as a child psychologist, Dr. Ramey moved through the ranks to become the vice president for outpatient services in 1989. In 2014 he began his current role to lead the efforts to provide better mental health resources to children and families in the Dayton community.

Dr. Ramey writes Get FamilyWise, a weekly parenting column in the Dayton Daily News that is distributed through the New York Times wire service. Dr. Ramey's columns and parenting advice can be found on the Dayton Children's Every Kid Counts blog at

During his time at Dayton Children’s Ramey has focused on issues regarding child sexual abuse, parent-child communication, divorce and developmental and behavioral problems of young children. He also has a strong interest in the attributes of “effective parents.” He has given numerous interactive workshops on those parenting skills that seem to be related to raising productive and well-adjusted children.

Dr. Ramey has been interviewed extensively about issues relating to child psychology. Ramey has been interviewed and involved in a major national news program on NBC on teen suicide, has conducted more than 200 workshops or presentations on topics related to children and families and has been quoted in recent articles in Ladies Home Journal, Parenting and Redbook.

Dr. Ramey received his undergraduate degree from Lake Forest College in 1971, his Master’s degree from Harvard University and his Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.


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