Babak Tofighi, MD
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
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


Samuels EA, Khatri UG, Snyder H, Wightman RS, Tofighi B, Krawczyk N (2022).
Buprenorphine telehealth treatment initiation and follow-up during COVID-19
Journal of General Internal Medicine [Epub 2022 Jan 3]. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07249-8.

Falade-Nwulia O, Momoh O, Felsher M, Nwulia E, Tofighi B, Ward K, McCormick S, Sulkowski M, Latkin C (2022).
Validation of a tool to assess effectiveness of peer-recruitment for hepatitis C testing and linkage to care among people who inject drugs
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 230, 109177. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.109177.

Krawczyk N, Fawole A, Yang J, Tofighi B (2021).
Early innovations in opioid use disorder treatment and harm reduction during the COVID-19 pandemic: A scoping review
Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, 16 (1), 68. doi: 10.1186/s13722-021-00275-1. PMCID: PMC8590133.

Tofighi B, Lekas HM, Williams SZ, Martino D, Blau C, Lewis CF (2021).
Rural and small metro area naloxone-dispensing pharmacists’ attitudes, experiences, and support for a frontline public health pharmacy role to increase naloxone uptake in New York State, 2019
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 129, 108372. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108372. PMCID: PMC8380631.

Lee JD, Malone M, McDonald R, Cheng A, Vasudevan K, Tofighi B, Garment A, Porter B, Goldfeld KS, Matteo M, Mangat J, Katyal M, Giftos J, MacDonald R (2021).
Comparison of treatment retention of adults with opioid addiction managed with extended-release buprenorphine vs daily sublingual buprenorphine-naloxone at time of release from jail
JAMA Network Open, 4 (9), e2123032. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.23032. PMCID: PMC8427378.