Keynote Speaker

Lipi Roy, MD, MPH

Physician, Writer, Speaker, Media Personality 
(and Big Toronto Maple Leafs Fan!)

About Dr. Roy


Dr. Lipi Roy is an internal medicine and addiction medicine physician, speaker, writer and sought-after media personality. As an MSNBC and NBC News Medical Contributor, Dr. Roy made nearly 250 nationwide appearances discussing multiple COVID-related health issues. Dr. Roy’s leadership experience spans academia, clinical medicine, media, homeless health, social and criminal justice, and public speaking. She currently serves as Medical Director of COVID Isolation and Quarantine Sites at Housing Works in New York City. As the former Chief of Addiction Medicine for New York City jails including Rikers Island, Dr. Roy oversaw substance use treatment and recovery efforts at the nation’s 2nd-largest jail complex. Previously, she was a primary care doctor to Boston’s vulnerable homeless population among whom the leading cause of death was drug overdose. She was also an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and faculty at Harvard Medical School where she taught Clinical Nutrition and The Healer’s Art. Dr. Roy completed her medical and master’s in public health degrees at Tulane University in New Orleans, followed by residency training in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Roy is a strong advocate for public service. In addition to caring for incarcerated and homeless men and women, she has served the underserved in Nicaragua and India, as well as 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 Marathon.
Dr. Roy is a dynamic public speaker and medical commentator whose mission is to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions. A Forbes contributor and ‘media doctor,’ her television appearances include MSNBC, NBC News, Dr. Oz, The Tamron Hall Show, CNN, Charlie Rose and CBS New York. Her articles have also been published in STAT and The Huffington Post; and she has been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Cooking Light and Dr. Roy shares her expertise on addiction, mindfulness and nutrition on her website (, her YouTube Channel and her newsletter (From Pain to Purpose) as well as her social media platforms.

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Plenary Speaker
Dr. Evelyn Higgins

Dr. Higgins is he Founder and CEO of Wired for Addiction, an organization specializing in the biological component of mental health and addiction recovery. She is an internationally recognized expert in the epidemiology of SUDs, process addictions and mental health conditions. Dr, Higgins is also a TEDx speaker, consultant and author.

You can learn more about Wired for Addiction at their information table at St. Clements Castle.


55 West Main Street, Suite 202
Meriden, Connecticut, 06451

About us

The CCB is an independent, non-governmental, 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that offers certification for addiction counselors, clinical supervisors, co-occurring disorders and prevention professionals in Connecticut. The Board has established specialty certificates in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and problem gambling for professionals licensed and credentialed in other behavioral healthcare domains. The Board is active in a number of important state-wide workforce development initiatives, provides training/continuing education and ensures that the trainings provided in Connecticut by approved vendors meet established standards.