Post Author: Lipi Roy, MD, MPH

Lipi Roy, MD, MPH

Lipi Roy is an internal medicine physician. She is board-certified in addiction medicine, clinical assistant professor at the New York University Department of Population Health, and the medical director of a New York City addiction treatment center. In her prior role as chief of addiction medicine for New York City jails, she oversaw substance use treatment and recovery efforts at Rikers Island, the nation’s second-largest jail.

She was previously a primary care physician to Boston’s homeless population, where drug overdose was the leading cause of death. In addition to caring for incarcerated and homeless men and women, she treated the underserved in Nicaragua and India, New Orleans residents affected by Hurricane Katrina, and provided medical relief to earthquake victims in Haiti.

Lipi’s mission is to educate and empower the public to make healthy lifestyle decisions through nutrition, mindfulness, and addiction training. She has spoken at the Agents of Change Summit, appeared on CNN and Charlie Rose, and has been featured in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Cooking Light, and

Lipi speaks about the following topics:

  • The opioid crisis: How did we get here and how do we get out?
  • Addiction to opioids, alcohol, and tobacco (neurobiology and evidence-based treatment)
  • Homeless health (common medical and psychiatric illnesses; specialized approaches for management, including trauma-informed care)
  • Incarceration and opioid addiction
  • Mindfulness strategies to reduce stress (from addiction and other medical-psychosocial causes)

She is a member of Physician Speaking by KevinMD and is available for speaking opportunities. Please contact us for inquiries.