Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, FASAM


Dr. Lipi Roy is an internal medicine and addiction medicine physician, a keynote speaker, as well as a sought-after media medical commentator. During the pandemic, Dr. Roy served as Medical Director of COVID Isolation and Quarantine Sites for Housing Works in New York City. She also serves as clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Health. Dr. Roy’s work spans clinical medicine, media, academia, homeless health, social and criminal justice and public speaking. As the former Chief of Addiction Medicine for Rikers Island, Dr. Roy oversaw substance use treatment and recovery services at the nation’s 2nd-largest jail complex. Previously, Dr. Roy was a primary care doctor to Boston's homeless population among whom the leading cause of death was drug overdose. She also served as an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and as faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Roy is a strong advocate for public service, caring for incarcerated and homeless men and women, serving the underserved in Nicaragua and India, as well as treating New Orleans residents affected by Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Roy has also provided medical relief to earthquake victims in Haiti, and volunteered in the medical tent at the Boston Marathon. Dr. Roy is a dynamic public speaker and media personality whose mission is to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions. She is a Forbes contributor and former MSNBC and NBC News Medical Contributor whose appearances include CNN, Dr. Oz, The Tamron Hall Show, Charlie Rose and CBS New York. Her articles have been published in STAT, The Huffington Post and Psychology Today; and she has been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Cooking Light and She can be followed on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

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