Addiction medicine physician, internist, advocate
Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH, currently serves as Medical Director of the Institutes for Behavior Resources Inc/REACH Health Services, a comprehensive outpatient Opioid Treatment Program in Baltimore City. She completed her medical training at Harvard Medical School, and internal medicine residency with a year as Primary Care Chief Resident at the Boston Medical Center. She received a Master’s in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health as part of a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She has previously served as the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for the Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, as the Deputy Health Officer for the Harford County Health Department, and as the Medical Director for the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s outpatient substance use treatment services. Dr. Olsen’s advocacy work includes serving as the President of the Maryland Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (MATOD), as the President of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine (MDSAM), and as a member of several boards and councils, including Stop Stigma Now, the Maryland Overdose Prevention Advisory Council, and the National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence-Maryland chapter board.