M.D., St. George’s University
M.S., Clinical Investigation, New York University School of Medicine
Dr. Tofighi’s clinical, research, and community efforts reflect his commitment to promoting health equity. His work centers on applying participatory strategies with persons with lived substance use experience, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders to inform innovative technologies and health services strategies that promote access to effective prevention and treatment strategies for underserved people who use opioids in community and primary care settings.
In addition to his research at Friends Research Institute, Dr. Tofighi also serves as a primary care provider at OnPoint NYC, consulting research scientist at the Nathan Kline Institute’s Department of Social Solutions and Services Research, and lecturer at Johns Hopkins University.
He previously completed an Addiction Medicine and a 2-year NRSA-funded T32 primary care research fellowship at NYU, and a NIDA-funded Research in Addiction Medicine Scholar training program. Dr. Tofighi has been principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous NIH and AHRQ-funded trials, published extensively, and mentors undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral investigators in health disparities research.