Rochester, Minnesota


Sawchuk.Craig@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The main research aim for Craig N. Sawchuk, Ph.D., L.P., is to improve the treatment of anxiety and depression in primary care. Dr. Sawchuk and his colleagues are developing and evaluating mental health care delivery models that can help manage the growing need for effective behavioral and pharmacologic treatments in the primary care setting.

Focus areas

  • Examining training programs to improve the competency of mental health providers in the evidence-based behavioral treatments for anxiety and depression
  • Exploring computerized and Internet-based treatment programs for anxiety and depression
  • Developing models to evaluate patient outcomes when receiving evidence-based care for anxiety and depression in primary care

Significance to patient care

The goal of this research program is to improve patient access to effective treatments for mental health conditions in the primary care setting. Making these services available can significantly improve communication with patients and their primary care team and positively impact disease management. Enhancing patient choice for evidence-based treatments can further improve treatment engagement and outcomes.

Professional highlights

  • Specialist review panel member, British Medical Journal (BMJ), Point of Care Series, 2008-present
  • Site manager, Department of Psychiatry, Dean Clinic, 2010-2013
  • New Investigator Award, Mental Health Services Research Division, National Institutes of Health, 2005


See my publications


Administrative Appointment

  1. Vice Chair, Division of Integrated Behavioral Health, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Psychology


  1. Post Doctoral Fellowship - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and Medical Fears University of Washington School of Medicine
  2. Clinical Internship University of Washington School of Medicine
  3. Doctor of Philosophy - Clinical Psychology University Of Arkansas
  4. Masters - Clinical Psychology University Of Arkansas
  5. BA - Psychology University of British Columbia

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