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, and more recently conducted research on non-malignant chronic pain, 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 St. Louis University where he greatly expanded the department, establish an NIH-ranked research program in the department, and established a new residency focused on care of the urban underserved in St. Louis, Missouri. While at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, he served as Family Medicine 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
University of Missouri School of Medicine (1992), Academic Family Medicine


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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
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
Higher Referrals for Diabetes Education in a Medical Home Model of Care.
Manard WT, Syberg K, Behera A, Salas J, Schneider FD, Armbrecht E, Hooks-Anderson D, Crannage E, Scherrer J J Am Board Fam Med 2016 May-Jun 29 3 377-84
New depression diagnosis following prescription of codeine, hydrocodone or oxycodone.
Scherrer JF, Salas J, Bucholz KK, Schneider FD, Burroughs T, Copeland LA, Sullivan MD, Lustman PJ Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2016 May 25 5 560-8
Increased Risk of Depression Recurrence After Initiation of Prescription Opioids in Noncancer Pain Patients.
Scherrer JF, Salas J, Copeland LA, Stock EM, Schneider FD, Sullivan M, Bucholz KK, Burroughs T, Lustman PJ J Pain 2016 Apr 17 4 473-82
Prescription Opioid Duration, Dose, and Increased Risk of Depression in 3 Large Patient Populations.
Scherrer JF, Salas J, Copeland LA, Stock EM, Ahmedani BK, Sullivan MD, Burroughs T, Schneider FD, Bucholz KK, Lustman PJ Ann Fam Med 2016 Jan-Feb 14 1 54-62
A Plan for Useful and Timely Family Medicine and Primary Care Research.
deGruy FV, Ewigman B, DeVoe JE, Hughes L, James P, Schneider FD, Hickner J, Stange K, Van Fossen T, Kuzel AJ, Mullen R Fam Med 2015 Sep 47 8 636-42

Professional Associations/Affiliations

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