Lipi Roy MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, NYC Addiction Treatment Center

Dr. Lipi Roy is an internal medicine physician boardcertified in addiction medicine as well as clinical assistant professor at theNYU Department of Population Health. She is currently the Medical Director ofthe Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center in New York City, operated by the NewYork State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. In her prior roleas the Chief of Addiction Medicine for NYC jails including Rikers Island, Dr.Roy oversaw substance use treatment and recovery services for the nation’ssecond-largest jail. Previously, she was a primary care doctor to Boston'svulnerable homeless population, among whom the leading cause of death was drugoverdose. She also served as an attending physician at Massachusetts GeneralHospital and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Roycompleted her medical and masters in public health degrees at TulaneUniversity, followed by internal medicine training at Duke University Medical Center.Dr. Roy is a strong advocate for public service. In addition to caringfor incarcerated and homeless men and women, she has served theunderserved in Nicaragua and India, as well as New Orleans residents affectedby Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Roy has also provided medical relief to earthquakevictims in Haiti, and volunteered in the medical tent at the Boston Marathon.She currently volunteers with the New York City Medical Reserve Corps.

Dr. Roy is a sought-after speaker whose mission is to educate andempower the public to make healthy decisions through nutrition, mindfulness andaddiction training. She is currently a Forbescontributor and has appeared on CNN and Charlie Rose; she has alsopublished in the Huffington Post and STATNewsandhas been featured in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal Dr. Roy shares her expertise about healthy living through herwebsite, Spicesfor Life MD, and her YouTube Channel. She can be followedon Facebook, Twitter andInstagram.