Dr. Schneider is Professor and Chairman of Family and Community Medicine. He also serves as Chief of Family Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas. He has been in academic family medicine for nearly 30 years and has run academic programs and federally funded training grants throughout his career. He has researched and taught about domestic violence and toxic stress, and its impact on health. More recently conducted research on non-malignant chronic pain and how to safely care for patients with chronic pain. Prior to joining UT Southwestern, he was professor and chair of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University where he greatly expanded the department, established an NIH-ranked research program in the department, and established a new residency focused on care of the urban underserved in St. Louis, Missouri. Early in his career, while at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio he served as Family Medicine Clerkship Director, Residency Director and Vice Chair for Education. He was also Co-Director of the Center for Violence Prevention, a CDC funded center. He is a past president of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, was the founding president of the Academy on Violence and Abuse, and was chair of the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse.


Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine (1987)
Duke University/FAHEC Family Medicine Residency (1990), Family Medicine
Graduate School
University of Missouri (1992), Public Health
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Missouri (1992)
University of Missouri School of Medicine (1992), Academic Family Medicine

Research Interest

  • Cervical cancer and human papilloma virus screening and prevention
  • Non-malignant chronic pain management
  • Toxic stress and violence and its impact on health


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Adverse childhood experiences, depression, and cardiometabolic disease in a nationally representative sample.
Salas J, van den Berk-Clark C, Skiöld-Hanlin S, Schneider FD, Scherrer JF, J Psychosom Res 2019 12 127 109842
The association between depression and type of treatments received for chronic low back pain.
Zubatsky M, Witthaus M, Scherrer JF, Salas J, Gebauer S, Burge S, Schneider FD, Fam Pract 2019 Nov
Association Between Clinically Meaningful Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Improvement and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
Scherrer JF, Salas J, Norman SB, Schnurr PP, Chard KM, Tuerk P, Schneider FD, van den Berk-Clark C, Cohen BE, Friedman MJ, Lustman PJ, JAMA Psychiatry 2019 Aug
A Model for Educational Survey Research.
Paladine HL, Everard KM, Seehusen D, Burge SK, Peterson L, Barr WB, Theobald M, Schneider FD J Grad Med Educ 2018 Apr 10 2 233-234
Do Patient-Centered Medical Homes Improve Health Behaviors, Outcomes, and Experiences of Low-Income Patients? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
van den Berk-Clark C, Doucette E, Rottnek F, Manard W, Prada MA, Hughes R, Lawrence T, Schneider FD Health Serv Res 2017 Jul
Childhood Trauma, Social Networks, and the Mental Health of Adult Survivors.
Schneider FD, Loveland Cook CA, Salas J, Scherrer J, Cleveland IN, Burge SK J Interpers Violence 2017 Mar 886260517696855
Characteristics of new depression diagnoses in patients with and without prior chronic opioid use.
Scherrer JF, Salas J, Schneider FD, Bucholz KK, Sullivan MD, Copeland LA, Ahmedani BK, Burroughs T, Lustman PJ J Affect Disord 2017 Mar 210 125-129
New-onset depression following stable, slow, and rapid rate of prescription opioid dose escalation.
Salas J, Scherrer JF, Schneider FD, Sullivan MD, Bucholz KK, Burroughs T, Copeland LA, Ahmedani BK, Lustman PJ Pain 2017 Feb 158 2 306-312
The influence of prescription opioid use duration and dose on development of treatment resistant depression.
Scherrer JF, Salas J, Sullivan MD, Schneider FD, Bucholz KK, Burroughs T, Copeland L, Ahmedani B, Lustman PJ Prev Med 2016 Oct 91 110-116
Patient Portal Use and Blood Pressure Control in Newly Diagnosed Hypertension.
Manard W, Scherrer JF, Salas J, Schneider FD J Am Board Fam Med 2016 Jul-Aug 29 4 452-9

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Association of Departments of Family Medicine (2008)
  • Academy on Violence and Abuse (2005)
  • National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (2001)
  • North American Primary Care Research Group (1991)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (1989)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (1985)