Dr. Ramey specializes in the study of factors affecting children’s health and the development of intelligence, social competence, and academic achievement. Over the past 40 year he and his wife, Sharon Ramey, have conducted multidisciplinary longitudinal research with more than 100,000 children in over 40 states.
Ramey is the founding director of several frequently cited early intervention programs including the Abecedarian Project, Project CARE, the Infant Health and Development Program, and currently serves as the chief science officer for the statewide preschool educational program for PreK children in Louisiana. Currently Dr. Ramey is helping to launch a long-term longitudinal study of brain development known as the Roanoke Brain Study. Dr. Ramey is the author of more than 250 publications including five books. He frequently consults with federal and state government, as well as private foundations and agencies, and the news media.