Ryan J Marek, PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
  • Sam Houston State University College of
  • Conroe, TX USA


Dr. Ryan Marek is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (SHSU-COM). Dr. Marek teaches medical students, engages in an active program of research, serves as an associate editor for SOARD and a consulting editor for both medical and psychological peer-reviewed journals, and has an active patient practice at SHSU Physicians. Dr. Marek is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas.

Dr. Marek’s program of research is focused on understanding how psychological factors contribute to medical outcomes. He currently has 50 peer-reviewed publications mostly focused on pre-surgical psychological evaluations and how they predict various outcomes. Dr. Marek uses his research to help patients manage risk factors prior to and after surgery to help them achieve good outcomes. He also has interests in psychological assessment and notably uses and studies the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) in his research and practice. He has been recognized by a few national organizations who have awarded him early-career research awards for his work in pre-surgical psychological evaluations.