Dr. John (Drew) Sturgeon is a fellowship-trained, licensed pain psychologist with specialized training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as experience in other psychotherapeutic approaches for people with a wide variety of chronic pain conditions. Dr. Sturgeon has a particular interest in the roles of positive emotions and social relationships and how these factors promote better function and overall quality of life in people with chronic pain. He also continues to conduct research on the topic of resilience in chronic pain in the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Laboratory, examining factors that allow people to maintain better function and physical and emotional health despite the presence of a chronic pain condition.
Clinical Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy, Arizona State University (2013)
Master of Arts, Arizona State University (2010)
Bachelor of Arts, Kalamazoo College (2007)
Sean Mackey, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor