F. David Schneider MD, MSPH

F. David Schneider MD, MSPH

Perry E. Gross, MD, Distinguished Chair, Professor and Chair of the University of Texas Southwestern Department of Family and Community Medicine in Dallas.

Interests: Adverse health effects of toxic stress and violence, substance abuse, health care disparities, women's health, and public health

M.D. Boston University; Residency: Duke/Fayetteville FP Residency Program, Fayetteville, NC; Fellowship: Academic Family Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Dr. Schneider recently joined the department of Family and Community Medicine at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas after chairing the department of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University for nearly a decade. His focus is transforming the department, growing a strong research-focused program and innovative residency training program. In his early career, he was faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he was professor and vice chairman of family and community medicine and co-director of the Center for Violence Prevention.

His career has focused on medical education. He served as director of medical student education and the family medicine residency director at UT developing innovative programs there. He is nationally recognized for his work with the AMA's National Advisory Council on Violence and Abuse and the Academy of Violence and Abuse. He is one of the founders of the Academy and served as the founding president and chair of the board of directors.

Dr. Schneider also served as chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians' Commission on Public Health, and as president of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians. He has received numerous awards, including the Texas Academy of Family Physicians Sam A. Nixon Leadership Award. His publications include book chapters, journal articles and reviews on family violence. He has been principal and co-principal investigator on research and training grants.

Select Awards: 

2008 Sam A. Nixon, MD, Leadership Award, Texas academy of Family Physicians.
2008 Patterson Lecturer on Family Violence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
2004 Student and Resident Leadership Award established by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians
2003 Recognition Award, TAR Wars, American Academy of Family Physicians
1998 Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
1996 Research Award, Texas Academy of Family Physicians

Select Publications:
van den Berk-Clark C, Secrest S, Walls J, Hallberg E, Lustman PJ, Schneider FD, Scherrer JF.

Association between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and lack of exercise, poor diet, obesity and co-occurring smoking: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Health Psychology, in press.

Schneider FD, Loveland Cook CA, Salas J, Scherrer J, Cleveland IN, Burge SK. Childhood Trauma, Social Networks, and the Mental Health of Adult Survivors. J of Interpersonal Violence, first published online, March 20, 2017: DOI: 10.1177/0886260517696855, in press.

van den Berk-Clark C, Schneider FD, Weaver TL, Loveland Cook CA. Three types of intimate relationships among individuals with chronic pain and a history of traumatic stress. Healthcare, 2017 December; 5(4):1-10. First published online Sept 29, 2017. DOI: 10.3390/healthcare5040068

Scherrer JF, Salas J, Schneider FD, Bucholz KK, Sullivan, MD, Copeland LA, Ahmedani BK, Burroughs T, Lustman PJ. Characteristics of New Depression Diagnoses in Patients with and without Prior Chronic Opioid Use. J Affective Disorders, 2017 March; 210:125-129.

Scherrer JF, Salas J, Copeland L, Stock E, Ahmedani B, Sullivan M, Burroughs T, Schneider FD, Bucholz KK, Lustman PJ. Prescription Opioid Dose and Duration and Risk for Depression in Three Large Healthcare Center Patient Databases. Annals of Family Medicine, 2016 Jan; 14(1):54-62.

deGruy FV, Ewigman B, DeVoe JE, Hughes L, James P, Schneider FD, Hickner J, Stange K, Van Fossen T, Kuzel AJ, Mullen R, Peek CJ. A Plan for Useful and Timely Family Medicine and Primary Care Research. Family Medicine, 2015 Sep; 47(8):636-642.

Scherrer JF, Lustman PJ, Loveland Cook CA, Salas J, Burge SK, and Schneider FD. Factors that influence the association between severity of pain and severity of depression in primary care patients. J Pain Management, 2014, 7(2):117-128.

Burge SK, Schneider FD, Ivy LM, Catala S. Patients’ Advice to Physicians about Family Conflict. Annals of Family Medicine, 2005, 3:248-254.

National Appointments or Offices held:
2012-13: Chair, National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse
2007-2009: Board Chair, Academy on Violence and Abuse
2005-2007: President, Academy on Violence and Abuse
2005: Chair, AAFP Commission on Public Health
2003-2004: President, Texas Academy of Family Physicians