Ava Schumacher, PhD


  • Colorado State University
    • BA in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with a Concentration in Spanish
    • BS in Psychology 
  • University of Colorado Denver
    • PhD in Clinical Health Psychology

Clinical Experience

  • Integrated primary care
  • Specialty care including oncology and pain management
  • Large hospital systems

Additional Professional Experiences

  • Program development and evaluation 
  • Served as a member of the Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital Medical Board Served in leadership within the Society for Health Psychology
  • Presented health psychology research on topics including chronic pain, opioid use, and psycho-oncology at local, regional, and national conferences

Personal Interests

  • Yoga and dance
  • Spending time outdoors, hiking and snowboarding
  • Traveling, learning about new places, languages, and cultures
  • Creative pursuits like crafting, painting, and sewing