Emily Pisetsky

Adjunct Assistant Professor


I received a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University CT prior to completing my MA and my PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. I completed my clinical internship at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Charleston, WV prior to completing my postdoctoral fellowship in eating disorders research here at the University of Minnesota. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and an Adjunct in the Department of Psychology. I am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota.My work focuses on eating disorders and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. My research is focused on the psychological and momentary mechanisms associated with suicide risk in individuals with eating disorders, as well as developing, implementing, and testing innovative psychological treatments for eating disorders. I have over 35 publications and an h-index of 17.I provide direct patient care in the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, where I co-direct the Women's Wellbeing Program. I am a certified Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy provider. I am actively involved in education, including clinical supervision at the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic and the Behavioral Health Clinic for Families. I am on the Training Committee for the APA Accredited Psychology Internship program and supervise psychology and psychiatry trainees. I teach the graduate level course Foundations in Therapeutic Intervention in the Department of Psychology.Within the department, I am co-chair of the Grand Rounds Committee , and am the clinical lead for the Discovery Program Project . I am also a member of the UMN Medical Reserve Corp .

Research Summary

Dr. Pisetsky's research focuses on etiology and treatment of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. She is particularly interested in identifying factors associated with the increased risk of suicide in individuals with eating disorders.

Clinical Summary

Eating Disorders; Body Image; Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders; Mood Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Stress and Adjustment.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Pisetsky, 2015. Risk Assessment . Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders, 1-4. Singapore, Springer,