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


Sugarman A, Vittitow A, Cheng A, Malone M, McDonald R, Pace N, Williams O, Tofighi B, McNeely J, Schatz D, Roberts T, Hey SP, Garrity K, Lindquist K, Lee JD (2022).
Opioid use disorder treatments: An evidence map
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 241, 109657. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109657.

Bunting AM, Krawczyk N, Choo TH, Pavlicova M, McNeely J, Tofighi B, Rotrosen J, Nunes E, Lee JD (2022).
Polysubstance use before and during treatment with medication for opioid use disorder: Prevalence and association with treatment outcomes
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 143, 108830. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2022.108830.

Borda JP, Arango V, Herrera P, Cabrera O, Castano GA, Tofighi B (2022).
HIV knowledge and risk behaviors among people who inject heroin in Colombia
Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 29 (5), 625-631. doi: 10.1080/09687637.2021.1944061.

Wunderlich JR, Engelberg RS, Tofighi B, Schwartz MD (2022).
Time for pharmacy co-dispensing of naloxone with prescribed opioids?
Journal of General Internal Medicine, 37 (11), 2621-2623. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07643-w. PMCID: PMC9411499.

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, 57 (8), 1337-1340. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2022.2069269.