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Craig Ramey

Craig Ramey, Professor and VTC Distinguished Research Scholar

Craig Ramey, Professor and VTC Distinguished Research Scholar
Craig Ramey, Professor and VTC Distinguished Research Scholar

Department of Human Development and Family Science
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016
540-526-2080 |

Craig Ramey is a professor and VTC Distinguished Research Scholar at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Systems Theory and Human Development
  • Social Ecology
  • PhD, West Virginia University
  • MA, West Virginia University
  • BA, West Virginia University
  • Evaluation Advisory Board Member, Virginia Preschool Initiative - Plus (VPI+)
  • Advisor, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Advisors Council
  • Executive Steering Committee, Star City Reads! Initiative for the City of Roanoke
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities
  • 2015 United Way of Roanoke Valley Community Impact Award
  • 2013 Fordham University Excellence in Early Childhood Award
  • 2007 Society for Research in Child Development Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children


Ramey, S.L., & Ramey, C.T. (1999). Going to school: How to help your child succeed. New York: Goddard Press [also translated into Chinese and Turkish].

Ramey, C.T., Sparling, J.J., & Ramey, S.L. (2012). Abecedarian: The ideas, the approach, and the findings. Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics Corporation.

Journal Articles

Ramey, C.T. (2014). Preventing intellectual disabilities starting in infancy: Results from randomized controlled Abecedarian trials. Global Education Review, 2(4), 1-20.

Bickel, W.K., Moody, L., Quisenberry, A.J., Ramey, C.T., & Sheffer, C.E. (2014). A competing neurobehavioral decision systems model of SES-related health and behavioral disparities. Preventive Medicine, 68, 37-43. PMID: 25008219

Campbell, F.A., Pungello, E., Kainz, K., Burchinal, M., Yi, P, Wasik, B.H., Barbarin, O., Sparling, J.J., & Ramey, C.T. (2012). Adult outcomes as a function of an early childhood educational program: An Abecedarian project follow-up. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1033- 1043. doi:10.1037/a0026644

Crowell, N.A., Lesiak, M.A., McCarthy, J., Polanski, C., & Ramey, C.T. (2011). An exploratory study of a response-to-intervention approach with preschool children from low-income urban neighborhoods. Effective Education, 3, 89-107. doi:10.1080/19415532.2011.665768

  • “Preconception and Prenatal Stress: Pathways to Child Biology and Behavior” NICHD/NIH August 15, 2013- August 31, 2018 $2,645,671 (Co- Investigator)
  • “Phase 1: Universal LAP Project” Kaplan Early Learning Company May 1, 2015 – October 31, 2015 $183,143 Co-Principle Investigator
  • “Smart Beginnings for Southside Families” Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) May 2015 – April 2018 (Evaluator)

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