Medical Director/Senior Research Scientist
M.D., University of California, San Francisco
M.P.H., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Phone: 410-837-3977 ext. 240
Dr. Mishka Terplan is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and in addiction medicine. His primary clinical, research, public health, and advocacy interests lie along the intersections of reproductive and behavioral health.
Dr. Terplan has published extensively on health inequities, discrimination, and access to treatment and is internationally recognized as an expert in the care of pregnant and parenting people with substance use disorder. He has been central to guidance document development at the American Congress of Obstetrician Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and has participated in expert panels at Center for Disease Control, Office of the National Drug Control Policy, Office of Women’s Health, US Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime primarily on issues related to gender, reproduction, and addiction.
In addition to his work for FRI, he is adjunct faculty at the University of California, San Francisco where he is a Substance Use Warmline clinician for the National Clinician Consultation Center.