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PERINATAL OPIOID USE DISORDER: STIGMA, INEQUITY, AND PHYSICIAN-PATIENT SOLIDARITY

December 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST

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Meet the Speakers

Ashish Premkumar, MD


Dr. Ashish Premkumar is a maternal-fetal medicine clinician-researcher at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Premkumar has a particular interest in merging social scientific theory with clinical education, practice, and research. He has pursued research focused on anthropological questions of risk, stigma, and inequity surrounding pregnancy, particularly among pregnant people with illicit substance use disorders. He also has performed work on racial and ethnic inequities in perinatal health outcomes, as well as the effects of sociopolitical and economic marginalization on adverse health outcomes during the peripartum period. He received his BA/MD through the Seven-Year Accelerated Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program at Boston University in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He went on to complete his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Northwestern in 2020 and he is currently a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology through The Graduate School at Northwestern University.

Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, FACOG, DFASAM


Dr. Mishka Terplan is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and in addiction medicine. His primary clinical, research and advocacy interests lie along the intersections of reproductive and behavioral health. He is Medical Director at Friends Research Institute and adjunct faculty at the University of California, San Francisco where he is a Substance Use Warmline clinician for the National Clinician Consultation Center. Dr. Terplan has active grant funding and has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles with emphasis on health disparities, stigma, and access to treatment. He has spoken at local high schools and before the United States Congress and has participated in expert panels at CDC, SAMHSA, ONDCP, OWH, FDA and NIH primarily on issues related to gender and addiction.

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