Megan Petrik

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine


Administrator Info
Name: Colleen Doyle
Mail: 420 Delaware ST SE
MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dr. Petrik is a clinical health psychologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Prior to her faculty appointment, she completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the Denver VA Medical Center. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology at Marquette University after completing her predoctoral internship at Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Petrik provides outpatient clinical services in the Primary Care Clinic, GI Clinic, and inpatient consultation on medical units at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Her research focuses on improving the assessment and management of suicide risk in general medical settings.

Research Summary

Assessment and management of suicide risk in general medical settings

Clinical Summary

Mood and anxiety disorders; IBS, abdominal pain, and coping with inflammatory bowel disease; weight management and bariatric surgery; insomnia; adjustment to medical illness or traumatic injury; management of chronic illness


PhD, Marquette University

Professional Memberships

Society of Behavioral Medicine
Society for Healthy Psychology (American Psychological Association Division 38)
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Petrik ML, Gutierrez P, Berlin J, Saunders S. Barriers and facilitators of suicide risk assessment in emergency departments: A qualitative study of provider perspectives. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2015;37(6):581-586.,
Petrik ML, Billera M, Kaplan Y, Matarazzo BB, Wortzel H. Balancing patient care and confidentiality: Considerations in obtaining collateral information. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 2015;21(3):220-224.,
Brostow, D, Petrik ML, Starosta, AJ, Waldo, S. Depression in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD): A systematic review.European Journal of Vascular Nursing.doi: 10.1177/1474515116687222.,
Petrik ML, Betz ME, Davidson C, Olson-Madden J, Allen M. Identification, assessment, and treatment of suicide risk in emergency departments: Significant updates in research and practice. Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports. In Press.,
Robiner WN, Petrik ML. Managing difficult patients: Roles of psychologists in the age of interdisciplinary care. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. In press.,