Shannon M. Kinnan, MD
Shannon M. Kinnan, MD

Shannon M. Kinnan, MD

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine, Omaha Campus


  • Integrated Psychiatric Care
  • Hispanic Mental Health

Academic Appointments


  • Psychiatry


  • Assistant Professor

Publications and Presentations


  • Kinnan S, Emerson MR, Kern J, Ratzliff A. How a Health Center Eliminated the
    Waiting List for Psychiatric Services. doi: 10.1176/ Epub 2019 Oct 16. PubMed PMID: 31615366.
     , Psychiatric Services, 70(12), 1176-1179, 2019
  • Kolli V, Walia A, Kinnan S. Food Matters: Reduction of Lurasidone-Induced
    Nausea With Meals. pii:18l02343. doi: 10.4088/PCC.18l02343. PubMed PMID: 30869204.
     , Primary Care Companion CNS Disorder, 21(2), 2019
  • Shannon Kinnan, Frederick Petty, Daniel R. Wilson, “Zolpidem-induced mania in a patient with schizoaffective disorder,” Psychosomatics 52:5, 493-494 (2011)., Psychosomatics, 52:5, 493-494, 2011


  • "Innovations and recent trends in the treatment of ADHD", Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 6 (9) 2006, 1375-1385, 2006


  • "Diagnostic Difficulties in a Patient Presenting with Dissociative and Catatonic symptoms,"  Poster Presentation at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Convention in San Diego, California, 2017
  • Minimizing Benzodiazapine Use in Primary Care, 2017
  • “Worldwide Differences in the Regulations and Use of Clozapine, Shannon Kinnan MD, Anita Bansal MD, Alec Del Core, BA
    Poster Presentation at the Global Health Conference Midwest 2017, 2017
  • Psychosis in the Primary Care Setting, 2016
  • Management of Bipolar Disorder, a presentation for primary care physicians, 2016
  • "Mental Health in Our Church and Community" by Dr. Shannon Kinnan, Dr. Kenzie Mertz, and Dr. Elizabeth Penner for the Midwest Church Security Coalition, 2016
  • "Denying Admission to a "Suicidal" Patient,"  Poster Presentation American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, 2016
  • "Opioid Prescription Crisis,"  Creighton University Grand Rounds, 2016
  • “Treating Depression” Primary care provider education at One World Community Health Center, April 2015, 2015
  • Discussant for “Mind=Body: Metabolic Sydrome” presented by Sanjeev K. Sharma, MBBS and Shailendra K. Saxena, MD PhD Psychiatry in Primary Care: An Essential Update; Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE; February 6, 2015, 2015
  • “Metabolic syndrome and Mental Illness,” Discussant, Creighton University Psychiatry in Primary Care Conference, February 2014, 2014
  • “Dual relationships with patients: Behavioral Health Center of Nebraska Lecture, February 2014, 2014

  • Carol S. Gilbert, MS, Shannon Kinnan MD “Using Prams to Measure Unmet Behavioral and Mental Health Needs in Nebraska” Nebraska PRAMS, CityMatCH, Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska, Poster Presentation, 2012
  • “Medication compliance of HIV medications in a psychotic patient, an interdisciplinary discussion,” Behavioral Health Center of Nebraska Lecture, June 2011, 2011
  • “Medical illness in a patient who is incompetent due to mental illness: ethical and legal dilemmas,” Behavioral Health Center of Nebraska Lecture, February 2011, 2011
  • “Hispanic mental health care in Nebraska,” Creighton University Grand Rounds, February, 2010 and 2nd year medical student lecture, April 2010, 2010
  • Shannon Kinnan, “Hispanic immigrants with PTSD and MDD following traumatic limb loss: two case reports,” Annual Global Health Education Consortium hosted at the Instituto National de Salud Publica; Cuenavaca, Mexico, April 2010, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Fields of Interest:
    Medical student and resident education
    Hispanic mental health care
    Cultural Psychiatry
    Integrated Health Care (the integration of mental health into primary care)
    Reducing narcotic use in primary care
    Substance Use Disorders

Grant Funding Received

  • Scholar in the Health Disparities Research Training Program (2012-2013)
  • Team member in Plaza Partnership, a NIMH Community Based Participatory Research Grant
  • Sub-investigator in the NIMH Relapse Prevention Trial
  • Sub-investigator in Eli Lilly Clinical Trial for Alcohol Dependence
  • Sub-investigator in Ortho-McNeil Janssen Clinical Trial Paliperidone Palmitate in Jail Diversion