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Medboard Matters Podcast

In this episode of MedBoard Matters, host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with two of North Carolina's leading experts and educators in utilizing medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Dr. Robyn Jordan and Dr. Shuchin Shukla talk about the various trainings available in our state and how stigma and hesitance to prescribe buprenorphine or methadone should not interfere with providers offering this life-saving treatment option.

Posted August 10, 2022 | 
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Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) MAT Resources

Current MAT training opportunities

Librarian-curated resources for substance use prevention and treatment

Email contact for training and technical support:

UNC School of Medicine MAT Resources

UNC Project ECHO for MAT

Request MAT information and assistance by emailing Dr. Robyn Jordan directly

Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Register to prescribe MAT

FAQs on the new Buprenorphine Practice Guidelines

SAMHSA Quick Start Buprenorphine Guide

NCMB’s MAT Resources page with CME opportunities

Getting started with MAT

Podcast Transcript

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Hosts and Guests

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Communications Director, North Carolina Medical Board

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Jean Fisher Brinkley is NCMB’s Communications Director, a role that involves developing and overseeing production of communications materials and strategies needed to enhance public and professional awareness and understanding of the Board and its mission. She joined NCMB in 2008, after an 11-year career in newspaper journalism, most of it dedicated to reporting on medicine, health policy and the business aspects of health care.

Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two daughters.

You can reach Jean at

Dr. Robyn Jordan

Robyn Jordan, MD, PhD

Robyn Jordan, MD, PhD is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Specialist and is an Assistant Professor in the UNC School of Medicine. She is the medical director of the UNC Addiction Medicine Program and serves as the Program Director for the UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Jordan has led initiatives such as suboxone initiation in the UNC emergency department and developed an inpatient consult service for patients hospitalized with infection from IV drug use, reducing hospital readmissions for this population by 50%. She is now leading the NC STAR network, a statewide Hub and Spoke model for connecting addiction treatment providers across NC. Dr. Jordan remains committed to finding innovative ways to bring addiction treatment to the citizens of North Carolina. Her email address is:

Dr. Shuchin Shukla

Shuchin Shukla, MD, MPH

Shuchin Shukla, MD, MPH, was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed medical school and public health school at Tulane University and completed a residency in family medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. He worked in the South Bronx for 5 years following residency, providing primary care for adults and children, as well as for adults living with HIV. He also served as medical director for Montefiore Project INSPIRE, a primary care-based Hepatitis C treatment program. He then moved with his family to Asheville, North Carolina, where he currently serves at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) as faculty physician and Clinical Director of Health Integration. He is an associate clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, Board-Certified in Addiction Medicine. Additionally, he is a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. He leads on various initiatives and projects around addiction, HIV, Hepatitis C, homelessness, and the criminal justice system.