March 21, 2018

Dr. Lipi Roy

Medical Director, Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center, New York City
Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University

The Opioid Epidemic: Understanding its Roots and Strategies Moving Forward

Addiction to opioids is a serious national crisis that affects a community’s public health, social and economic welfare. Lipi Roy, M.D., M.P.H. will explore the scope of the problem, its destructive effects nationwide, and the best strategies to address opioid addiction in Florida. Effectively combatting the opioid crisis will require overcoming limiting resources, better coordination of care and a community-based approach in finding solutions to this problem together.

March 21, 2018
Registration and Hors d’oeuvres: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803

Speaker Profile

Dr. Lipi Roy is an internal medicine physician and addiction expert who’s experience in serving the homeless and incarcerated have given her a unique perspective on one of the greatest crisis in modern America: opioid addiction. Roy is the medical director of the Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center in New York City. In her prior role with New York City jails, Roy oversaw substance use treatment and recovery efforts for the city’s inmates, including at the corrections complex at Rikers Island. Previously, she was a primary care doctor for Boston's homeless, whose leading cause of death is drug overdose. Roy also served as an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and as an instructor at Harvard Medical School. Her public service includes caring for the underserved in Nicaragua and India, and victims of natural disasters in New Orleans and Haiti. Roy also volunteers with the New York City Medical Reserve Corps. Roy’s mission is to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions through nutrition, mindfulness and addiction awareness. She graduated from Tulane University and received her internal medicine training at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Roy is a sought-after speaker whose mission is to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions through nutrition, mindfulness and addiction awareness. She has appeared on CNN and Charlie Rose, has been published in the Huffington Post and STATNews, and has been featured in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal and Dr. Roy shares her expertise about healthy living through her website, Spices for Life MD, and her YouTube Channel. She can be followed on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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