Events Calendar

15 Jan
Opioid Use Disorder among Pregnant People in Jails
Event Type

Lectures, Symposia, Etc.


Health & Wellness

Target Audience

Staff, Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students

OCC Goal Areas

Global & Cultural Awareness

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Opioid Use Disorder among Pregnant People in Jails

Carolyn Sufrin will present a talk titled, "Opioid Use Disorder among Pregnant People in Jails: Implementing medication assisted treatment within carceral systems".

Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and
Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Health, Behavior and Society
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Abstract: Tremendous variability in pregnancy care exists in US jails, including for pregnant incarcerated people with opioid use disorder. Jails will commonly force pregnant people to detox from opioids. This talk will provide context for jails’ integral role in caring for these patients as part of the broader health care system and discuss challenges in providing standard of care with medication assisted treatment (MAT). In addition, methods for a recently launched study to design and implement an intervention for jails to provide MAT in pregnancy will be presented.


Magee-Womens Research Institute Research Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics & Health Law

Tuesday, January 15 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Magee Women's Research Institute, 1st Floor Conference Center 204 Craft Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213