College of Pharmacy

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pharmcol@etal.uri.eduOffice: 401.874.2761 Fax: 401.874.2181

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Rita Marcoux, M.B.A.

  • Clinical Professor and Director of the Pharmacy Outreach Program
  • Office: 265D
  • Phone: 401.874.9275
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  • Office Location: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Professor Marcoux has a bachelor of science in pharmacy and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She has worked extensively with the Pharmacy Benefit Management industry for the past 12 years as Director of Account Management and Senior Vice President of Clinical Services and Operations.

Professor Marcoux has worked with both public and private agencies to develop strategies that maximize the ability of healthcare plans and providers to meet beneficiaries’ pharmacy and healthcare needs while ensuring the cost-effectiveness of the medication programs. Her research continues in the area of benefit design and pharmacoeconomics. She currently has funded projects with the several Rhode Island state agencies. Professor Marcoux also serves in the role of the Director of the Pharmacy Outreach Program in the College of Pharmacy.


Drug benefit designs strategies and outcomes; healthcare reform’s impact on prescription drug utilization; community pharmacy outreach in elderly and underserved populations


B.S. Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, 1984

MBA, University of Rhode Island, 1988


Vogenberg, FR, Marcoux, RM. Managed Care in Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Industry. In O’Donnell, JT, editor. Drug Injury – Liability, Analysis and Prevention. Tuscon, AZ, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc. [release date 2nd quarter 2012].

Vogenberg, FR, Marcoux, RM and Larrat, EP. Understanding insurance coverage: reimbursement and emerging trends. The Consultant Pharmacist 2012; [Accepted]

Larrat, EP, Marcoux, RM and Vogenberg, FR. Impact of Federal and State Legal Trends on Health Care Services. Pharmacy and Therapeutics 37(4): 218-226 (2012).

Marcoux, RM, Simeone, JC, Colavita, M. and Larrat, EP. An innovative approach to pharmacy management in a state correctional facility. Journal of Correctional Health Care 18 (2011).

Simeone, JC, Marcoux, RM, Quilliam, BJ,. Utilization of Behavioral Medication in a Medicaid Population Pre and Post Formulary Implementation. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 16(5): 317- 327 (2010).

Marcoux, RM, Larrat, EP. Evaluation of pharmaceutical purchasing by the State of Rhode Island. Rhode Island Department of Human Services [Technical Report]. Providence, RI, (2006).

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