Women's History Month Lecture

Lipi Roy
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 4:00 PM


Attend Via Zoom 

Bias, Bravery and Burnout: The Journey of Women in Medicine 

Lipi Roy, MD, MPH 

Medical Director, Housing Works

MSNBC and NBC News Medical Commentator 


Presented by the School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

About Lipi Roy:

Dr. Lipi Roy is an internal medicine and addiction medicine physician, keynote speaker, as well as a sought-after media medical commentator. Featured in Top Doctor Magazine, Dr. Roy currently serves as Medical Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) Transitional Housing Sites at Housing Works in New York City. She also treats patients with opioid addiction at St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction. Dr. Roy’s work spans academia, clinical medicine, homeless health, social and criminal justice, public speaking and media. As the former Chief of Addiction Medicine for Rikers Island, Dr. Roy oversaw substance use treatment and recovery services at the nation’s 2nd-largest jail complex.

Previously, Dr. Roy was a primary care doctor to Boston's vulnerable homeless population among whom the leading cause of death was drug overdose. She also served as an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and as faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Roy completed her medical and master’s in public health degrees at Tulane University, followed by residency training in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Roy is a strong advocate for public service, caring for incarcerated and homeless men and women, serving the underserved in Nicaragua and India, as well as treating New Orleans residents affected by Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Roy has also provided medical relief to earthquake victims in Haiti, and volunteered in the medical tent at the Boston, New York City and Marine Corps Marathons.

Dr. Roy is a dynamic public speaker and media personality whose mission is to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions. She is a Forbes contributor and MSNBC and NBC News Medical Commentator; her on air appearances include CNN, Dr. Oz, The Tamron Hall Show, Charlie Rose and CBS New York. She has been published in STAT, The Huffington Post and Psychology Today and has been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Cooking Light and Oprah.com. Dr. Roy shares her medical expertise in her newsletter, website, and YouTube channel. She can be followed on Twitter,  Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.