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Babak Tofighi

Instructor, Department of Population Health
Instructor, Department of Medicine


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646-501-7743

Research Summary

Babak Tofighi is an Instructor in the Department of Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine and assistant director of the Addiction Medicine fellowship program at NYU and Bellevue Hospital Center.  Previously he completed a 1-year clinical fellowship in the newly initiated American Board of Addiction Medicine designated Addiction Medicine program at NYU and a 2-year NRSA-funded T32 primary care research fellowship (T32HP22238-01-00). He was during this same period a Research in Addiction Medicine Scholar (R25DA03211), and received additional training in health services research.  At Bellevue Hospital, he has been involved in expanding opioid and alcohol pharmacotherapies in primary care, and served as study physician for CTN-0051 (extended-release naltrexone versus buprenorphine opioid treatment, U10 DA013035) and as co-investigator for an NIH funded trial, extended-release naltrexone versus oral naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol use disorders in primary care (R01AA020836-01). He has also continued to study strategies for integrating mHealth-based interventions in Bellevue’s OBOT program.


Acceptability and effectiveness of a web-based psychosocial intervention among criminal justice involved adults
Lee, J D; Tofighi, B; McDonald, R; Campbell, A; Hu, M C; Nunes, E. Acceptability and effectiveness of a web-based psychosocial intervention among criminal justice involved adults. Health & justice. 2017 Dec;5(1):3-3 (2488462)

Buprenorphine prescribing practice trends and attitudes among New York providers
Kermack, Andrea; Flannery, Mara; Tofighi, Babak; McNeely, Jennifer; Lee, Joshua D. Buprenorphine prescribing practice trends and attitudes among New York providers. Journal of substance abuse treatment. 2017 Mar;74:1-6 (2423972)

Public sector low threshold office-based buprenorphine treatment: outcomes at year 7
Bhatraju, Elenore Patterson; Grossman, Ellie; Tofighi, Babak; McNeely, Jennifer; DiRocco, Danae; Flannery, Mara; Garment, Ann; Goldfeld, Keith; Gourevitch, Marc N; Lee, Joshua D. Public sector low threshold office-based buprenorphine treatment: outcomes at year 7. Addiction science & clinical practice. 2017 Feb 28;12(1):7-7 (2471132)

Unobserved home induction onto buprenorphine: Outcomes at year 7
Lee, Joshua D; Bhatraju, Elenore Patterson; Tofighi, Babak; Flannery, Mara; Kermack, Andrea; Gourevitch, Marc; Garment, Annie; Goldfeld, Keith; McNeely, Jennifer; Grossman, Ellie. Unobserved home induction onto buprenorphine: Outcomes at year 7. Drug & alcohol dependence. 2017 Feb;171:e116-e116 (2464082)

Technology-based intervention preferences to enhance self-management of substance use disorders, HIV, and hepatitis c among patients in inpatient detoxification
Tofighi, Babak; Grazioli, Frank; Thomas, Anil; Desai, Alisha; Pinguello, Amalia Coelho; Greco, Peter; Lee, Joshua D. Technology-based intervention preferences to enhance self-management of substance use disorders, HIV, and hepatitis c among patients in inpatient detoxification. Drug & alcohol dependence. 2017 Feb;171:e203-e203 (2464102)