Jenna Triana, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Jenna Triana

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-273-9800

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Molly Jokimaki

Administrative Email

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency in Psychiatry, Psychotherapy Scholars Track, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver

Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

BS, Biology and Psychology, University of Minnesota


Dr. Jenna Triana completed her MD and undergraduate degrees at the University of Minnesota and her psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado in Denver. She then returned to the U of M to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Triana is working with the child and adolescent psychiatry inpatient service. “From a clinical perspective, inpatient is challenging because everyone comes to you in their worst moments,” she said. “The kids are in crisis, which means the families are in crisis. Everything is feeling raw and their conflict is apparent. During those difficult moments, if you can get the child and the family to work together to help the child come home, it is truly rewarding.”

Working with junior residents and medical students throughout her training helped build Dr. Triana's teaching skills. She has developed several educational projects, including a session that enabled medical students to experience what it’s like to think like a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a course on family assessment taught to third-year residents, and a new curriculum for psychiatry interns about suicide risk assessment and patient suicide.

In addition to building her clinical and teaching skills, Dr. Triana has worked on several quality improvement (QI) projects. “The projects I’ve done and what I’ve learned about QI can be applied to the educational realm,” she said. “And while I’m part of the inpatient unit changes, using quality improvement processes to make sure our patients have a good experience will be really important.”


Child and adolescent psychiatry

Awards & Recognition

  • Association of Family Psychiatrists Resident and Fellow Award for Excellence in Family Care, 2018
  • University of Colorado Psychiatry Residency Dr. Judy Hu Award, 2017
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, inducted 2017
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, inducted 2015

Professional Associations

  • Association for Academic Psychiatry
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Association of Family Psychiatrists
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • American Psychiatric Association




  1. Triana, J. & Homans, J. (2019, Sept). Think Like a Child Psychiatrist: A Novel Framework forIntroducing Medical Students to Case Formulation in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Poster session atthe Association for Academic Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.4th place, best poster competition
  2. Libbon, R., Triana, J., Heru, A., & Berman, E. (2019). Family Skills for the Resident Toolbox: the 10-minGenogram, Ecomap, and Prescribing Homework. Academic Psychiatry, 43(4), 435-439
  3. Botzet, A., Triana, J., Heins, K. & Skalski, L. (2019). Neurodevelopmental Considerations in Cannabis Use.MetroDoctors: The Journal of the Twin Cities Medical Society, May/June 2019
  4. Gandhi, R., Donoghue, A., Merriman, L., Nwankiti, C., Triana, J., Jensen, D., Jami, A., & Anjum, A. (2019,May). Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Boot Camp (2.0): A Clinical Orientation for New Fellows. Posterpresentation at the University of Minnesota MMCGME 7th Annual Quality Forum. Minneapolis, MN
  5. Triana, J., Skalski, L. & Botzet, A. (2019, April). Cannabis and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Presentation atthe 24th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference. Minnetonka, MN
  6. Whitmore, C., Cook, J., & Salg, L. (2017). Supporting Residents in the Wake of Patient Suicide. TheAmerican Journal of Psychiatry Residents Journal, 12(1), 5-7
  7. Rapp, E.K. & Cook, J. (2016, Sept). Psychiatric Aspects of Hemicorporectomy. University of Colorado Psychiatry, Department Grand Rounds, Aurora, CO
  8. Cook, J., Glatz, C., & Lougee, M. (2012, Oct). Interprofessional Street Outreach Project. Poster sessionand presentation at the International Street Medicine Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
  9. Glatz, C. & Cook, J. (2012, Oct). Student-Organized Street Outreach. Workshop at the Minnesota Coalition for theHomeless Conference, Duluth, MN
  10. Bee, M.A., Cook, J.M., Love, E.K., O’Bryan, L.R., Pettitt, B.A., Schrode, K., & Vélez, A. (2010). Assessing AcousticSignal Variability and the Potential for Sexual Selection and Social Recognition in Boreal Chorus Frogs (Pseudacrismaculata). Ethology, 116(6), 564-76.