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


I completed my MD and undergraduate degrees at the University of Minnesota and my psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado in Denver. I returned to the U of M to complete fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry where I served as the chief fellow in my second year.

Clinically, I work on both the general and intensive care inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry units. My clinical work is focused on treating children and families in crisis. During those difficult moments, I find it truly rewarding to help the child and the family to work together, to better understand one another, to help the child come home. I strive to take a whole-person approach to mental health care, not only using medication management, but also emphasizing non-pharmacologic interventions such as individual and family psychotherapy. I am a member of the Restraint & Seclusion Reduction and Milieu Management Committees, which both aim to improve the quality of care and the patient experience on the inpatient units.

I am also the Associate Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Fellowship. I have a strong educational background, including work with junior residents and medical students throughout her training as well as the development of several educational projects. I am now engaged in curriculum development for the fellowship and continue to work with learners of all levels of medical training. To further my own development as an educator, I am taking part in the 3 year Master Educator series offered by the Association for Academic Psychiatry.


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.