Babak Tofighi, MD, MSc
NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Research Interests
mHealth, Illicit drug & alcohol use disorders
Babak Tofighi is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine, primary care provider at Bellevue Hospital, Research Scientist at the Nathan Kline Institute Department of Social Solutions and Services Research, and clinical advisor to His research primarily centers on integrating health information technologies to enhance access to primary care, substance use treatment, and social services among vulnerable populations with substance use disorders.
Principal Investigator, Development of a Text Messaging Tool to Support Buprenorphine Treatment in Primary Care. Active
Principal Investigator, SOAR: Smartphones for Opioid Addiction Recovery. Active


Wunderlich JR, Engelberg RS, Tofighi B, Schwartz MD (2022).
Time for pharmacy co-dispensing of naloxone with prescribed opioids?
Journal of General Internal Medicine [Epub 2022 May 17]. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07643-w.

Lewis CF, Williams SZ, Tofighi B, Lekas HM, Joseph A, Rivera A, Amesty SC (2022).
Internet use and uptake of a web-based prevention and risk reduction intervention for persons who use drugs in New York City – WebHealth4Us Study (2013-2016)
Substance Abuse, 43 (1), 1119-1126. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2022.2028701.

Borda JP, Friedman HL, Castano GA, Rodriguez HA, Munoz CF, Tofighi B (2022).
Barriers to HIV and hepatitis C care for people who inject drugs in Colombia
AIDS Care, 34 (5), 633-638. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2021.1889952.

Tofighi B, McNeely J, Yang J, Thomas A, Schatz D, Reed T, Krawczyk N (2022).
Outcomes of a NYC public hospital system low-threshold tele-buprenorphine bridge clinic at 1 year
Substance Use and Misuse [Epub 2022 Apr 28]. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2022.2069269.

Tofighi B, Martino D, Lekas HM, Williams SZ, Blau C, Lewis CF (2022).
Scaling opioid overdose prevention and naloxone dispensation among rural and small metro area pharmacists: Findings from a qualitative study
Journal of Substance Use [Epub 2022 Apr 28]. doi: 10.1080/14659891.2022.2070877.