Drew Sturgeon, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology


John (Drew) Sturgeon is a fellowship-trained, licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.  He completed his PhD in clinical psychology at Arizona State University and postdoctoral pain psychology fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been extensively trained and continues to treat people with chronic pain and headache conditions using a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and emotion- and meditation-focused approaches to pain management.  His research interests include contributors to individual resilience in chronic pain, comprehensive statistical modeling of adaptation to chronic pain, fatigue, and social factors in the experience of pain. He has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of psychological intervention for chronic pain, the role of psychosocial factors in chronic pain, and resilience and vulnerability factors in chronic pain and stress.