J. Russell Ramsay, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry bio page

Russell Ramsay, PhD is currently co-Director of the University of Pennsylvania Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramsay received his Ph.D. from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now known as Palo Alto University). He completed an internship at CPC Behavioral Healthcare in Red Bank, New Jersey, and a postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Ramsay has authored numerous professional and scientific articles and book chapters. He is author of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach (with Dr. Anthony Rostain; Routledge, 2008) and Nonmedication Treatment for Adult ADHD: Evaluating Impact of Daily Functioning and Well-Being (American Psychological Association, 2010). Dr. Ramsay serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Attention Disorders and the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. He also serves as the co-chair of the Professional Advisory Board of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and on the Professional Advisory Board of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania chapter of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).  Dr. Ramsay has lectured internationally regarding various issues related to adult ADHD, and was the recipient of the Martin P. Szuba Award for excellence in clinical teaching and research in the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Ramsay’s research interests have focused on improving the assessment of and psychosocial treatments for adult patients with ADHD, in addition to his ongoing clinical interest in treating mood and anxiety disorders.

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