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Internal Medicine Physician, Forbes Contributor & Media Personality
Dr. Lipi Roy is an internal medicine physician board certified in addiction medicine and serves as clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Health. As the former Chief of Addiction Medicine for New York City jails including Rikers Island, Dr. Roy oversaw substance use treatment and recovery services at the nation’s 2nd-largest jail complex. Previously, she was a primary care doctor to Boston's vulnerable homeless population among whom the leading cause of death was drug overdose. Read More >
Dr. Roy’s experience spans leadership roles from state-run to private addiction treatment centers. She also served as an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and as faculty at Harvard Medical School where she taught Clinical Nutrition and The Healer’s Art. Dr. Roy completed her medical and master’s in public health degrees at Tulane University, followed by residency training in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Roy is a strong advocate for public service: in addition to caring for incarcerated and homeless men and women, she has served the underserved in Nicaragua and India, as well as 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 sought-after, charismatic public speaker whose mission is to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions through nutrition, mindfulness and addiction training. As a Forbes contributor and media personality, she has appeared on CNN, Dr. Oz, The Tamron Hall Show, Charlie Rose and CBS New York. Her articles have also been published in STAT and The Huffington Post; and she has been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Cooking Light and Oprah.com. Dr. Roy shares her medical expertise in her newsletter, website, and YouTube channel. Read Less ^
From Heroin to Healing
Understanding the Roots of Addiction
Of the 23 million Americans with substance use disorders, only 10% access treatment. Stigma is a major barrier to care. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain - not a sign of moral weakness or failure. Read More >
Dr. Roy will discuss the epidemiology and neurobiology of addiction, stigma, treatment approaches including harm reduction and other related topics in a highly engaging talk: Read Less ^
A growing epidemic among physicians and other health care professionals, burnout needs to be addressed in an effective, compassionate and systems-wide manner. Emotional exhaustion and its many physical and psychological repercussions can have devastating consequences on physicians AND patients. Dr. Roy will discuss how burnout evolves and ways to reduce it.
Our lives are inundated by stress. Workplace, school, home...we can't escape it. And when our innate abilities to deal with stress falter, we become vulnerable to illness and self-destructive behavior. Mindful activities such as meditation can help us address stress in a positive, efficient and healthier way. Dr. Roy will share fascinating data about mindfulness, share her own practice, and demonstrate a deep breathing exercise live!
This is complex issue with multiple dimensions: physical, emotional, psychological. Pain continues to be undertreated, particularly among certain groups. Dr. Roy will discuss the different types of pain and evidence-based ways to address both acute and chronic pain.
Dr. Roy will discuss the top 5 things that doctors should do to improve their relationship with patients. Dr. Roy will also discuss the Top 5 Questions that patients should ask their doctor to get the most out of their visit.
As a former primary care doctor to homeless and incarcerated men and women at the nation’s 2nd-largest jail complex, Rikers Island, Dr. Roy is an expert in addressing the complex needs of this vulnerable group of individuals. From acute issues such as bed bug infections to frostbite to chronic conditions including addiction, mental illness and cancer, Dr. Roy will share her experiences and shed light on compassionate means of caring for society’s most underserved and neglected – and why it should matter to ALL of us.
Poor sleep has been associated with nearly all forms of chronic illness, from heart and lung disease to dementia. Dr. Roy has cared for patients with patients with various sleep disorders throughout her medical career. She will share evidence-based strategies about sleep hygiene that will improve the quality of your life.
Poor diet has been associated nearly every chronic illness, from heart disease to cancer. An avid home cook, Dr. Roy has taught Clinical Nutrition at Harvard Medical School for several years and will share valuable information on the importance of key vitamins, minerals, food groups, as well as share simple tips on healthy home cooking. She will also discuss the pros and cons of commercial diets.
"Dr. Lipi Roy is one of the world’s experts on substance use and recovery. She’s also a fantastic public speaker. The Tulane NYC Alumni Club hosted Lipi on this topic, specifically how it is affecting college campuses across the country. She was compelling, compassionate, and motivating to a diverse crowd of alums, students, and parents."
“Dr. Roy was very engaging! I greatly enjoyed this session.”
"I had the pleasure of having Lipi Roy as a guest on a Podcast that I co-host... Dr. Roy is indeed a incredibly talented, articulate and wonderful lady who is fighting against so many injustices out there in our society and I am proud to call her a colleague and friend."
“Absolutely phenomenal speaker! I would love to have a DVD of her presentation to be able to show to my patients during group sessions.”
"Dr. Roy communicates in a way which engages both practitioners and the typical layperson. By incorporating personal anecdotes and data, audiences walk away energized and with a deeper understanding of the subject matter."
“This session seemed to challenge my perspective. Dr. Roy helped me understand the difference of dopamine levels for a person coping with addiction v. someone who is not.”
"Dr. Roy is a passionate individual with extensive knowledge about her subject. Her public speaking imparts informative and useful information to her audience."
“Dr. Roy was extremely passionate about her area of expertise and clearly explained all of her material.”
"Dr. Roy is uniquely qualified to help the addict, not only because of her credentials, but also because of the passion and dedicated understanding she possesses of what it’s like to be an addict – without having to actually walk in my shoes. Remarkable! That is exactly what people like me look for when speaking with a doctor."
“Dr. Roy was excellent. Her presentation was engaging, her slides were informative and interesting. I would have liked to hear more from her!”
“I felt Dr. Roy was the BEST presenter of the Conference. Her delivery was current and it provided me with real examples for those working in the trenches of addiction”
“I appreciated Dr. Roy’s passion for the field of addiction, particularly in regards to medication-assisted treatment and the stigmas attached to those who are addicted and choose to utilize methadone as a treatment modality.”
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