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


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.

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.

Shulman M, Choo TH, Scodes J, Pavlicova M, Wai J, Haenlein P, Tofighi B, Campbell ANC, Lee JD, Rotrosen J, Nunes EV (2021).
Association between methadone or buprenorphine use during medically supervised opioid withdrawal and extended-release injectable naltrexone induction failure
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 124, 108292. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108292. PMCID: PMC8004552.

El-Shahawy O, Schatz D, Sherman S, Shelley D, Lee JD, Tofighi B (2021).
E-cigarette use and beliefs among adult smokers with substance use disorders
Addictive Behaviors Reports, 13, 100329. doi: 10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100329. PMCID: PMC7772361.

Flavin L, Tofighi B, Krawczyk N, Schatz D, McNeely J, Butner J (2021).
Low threshold telemedicine-based opioid treatment for criminal justice involved adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case report
Journal of Addiction Medicine [Epub 2021 Mar 8]. doi: 10.1097/adm.0000000000000836.