Luís Fernando Tófoli

Professor of Psychiatry, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Luís Fernando Tófoli is a medical doctor, graduated at the University of São Paulo, USP (1996) and with a residency in Psychiatry (2000) at USP Institute of Psychiatry. Tófoli also holds a PhD in Medicine (Psychiatry) from USP Medical School (2004). He is currently a professor at the Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry of the Medical Science School at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and member of three graduate programs: Medical Sciences/Mental Health and Health Professions Education at UNICAMP and Family Health at the Federal University of Ceará. He has experience in Mental Health and Psychiatry, acting on the following subjects: primary care mental health, mental health and drug policies, psychedelics and medically unexplained symptoms. He is also a Member of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Studies on Psychoactive Substances (LEIPSI) in Campinas, Brazil. Tófoli advocates for drug policy reform and has been present in the public debate regarding several relevant issues in Brazil, including compulsory treatment for crack cocaine users, the therapeutic uses of marijuana and psychedelics, marijuana law reform and the human rights of drug users, among others. He is also a member of the Brazilian Platform on Drug Policy.


  • –present
    Professor of Psychiatry, University of Campinas


  • 2004 
    University of São Paulo, PhD in Psychiatry