Dr. David Schneider

Chair and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

David Schneider, MD, MSPH joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine in 2008, coming to Saint Louis University from 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 UTm 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 is its past president and chair of their board of directors. His research interests include the adverse health effects of violence and victimization, substance abuse, chronic pain management, women’s health, and medical education. He also teaches about family violence, substance abuse and women's health.

Dr. Schneider also served 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 most recently 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 many research and training grants.

As well as chairing the department of Family and Community Medicine, Dr. Schneider serves as the SLU Area Health Education Center Program Director; he is on the board of directors for Casa de Salud, the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians, the Academy on Violence and Abuse, and the St. Louis Integrated Health Network. He is the Immediate-Past Chair of the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse, and is the President-Elect of the St. Louis Academy of Family Physicians.