Rita Marcoux, M.B.A.

  • Clinical Professor and Director of the Pharmacy Outreach Program
  • Office: 265D
  • Phone: 401.874.9275
  • Email: marcoux@uri.edu
  • Office Location: Avedisian Hall, 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Professor Marcoux has a bachelor of science in pharmacy and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She worked extensively with the Pharmacy Benefit Management industry developing formularies, clinical protocols and negotiating contracts with the pharmaceutical industry and pharmacies. She has worked Medicaid agencies as well as private health insurance providers and employers throughout the country.

Professor Marcoux continues to work 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 area of research interest include benefit design and pharmacoeconomics as well as pharmacy’s impact of culturally diverse populations. She currently has funded project with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections and 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

Selected Publications

Vogenberg RF, Marcoux RM. Challenges to the U.S. Health Care System from Legal and Regulatory Challenges in the Donald Trump Era. Pharmacy and Therapeutics P&T. 2018:43(9):544-568.


Orr K, Marcoux R. Is Importation of Drugs from Canada the Answer?. Rhode Island Medical Journal. October 2018: 12-14.

Holcombe DG, Marcoux R, and Vogenberg RF. Sterile Compounding Needs RiskManagement: Access, Reconstitution or Preparation, and Administration. Pharmacy and Therapeutics P&T. 2018: 42(5): 282-286.

Vogenberg RF, Marcoux RM and Rumore MM. Systemic Market & Organizational Changes: Impact on P & T Committees. Pharmacy and Therapeutics P&T. 2017:42(1): 28-32.


Marcoux RM and Vogenberg, RF. Telehealth: Applications from a Legal and Regulatory Perspective. Pharmacy and Therapeutics P&T. 2016:41(9): 567-570.

Kogut S, Quilliam B, Marcoux R, McQuade W, Wojciechowski C, Wentworth III C, Plonsky R and Wood N. Persistence with Newly Initiated Antidepressant Medication in Rhode Island Medicaid: Analysis and Insights for Promoting Patient Adherence. Rhode Island Medical Journal. April 2016: 28-32.

Marcoux RM and Vogenberg, RF. Professional Roles Evolve with Changing Landscape of Legal Risk. Pharmacy and Therapeutics P&T. 2015:40(9): 579-582.

Marcoux RM and Vogenberg, RF. Hazardous Waste Compliance in Healthcare Settings. Pharmacy and Therapeutics P&T. 2015:40(2): 115-118.

Marcoux RM, Larrat EP and Vogenberg RF. Medical Marijuana and Related Aspects. Pharmacy and Therapeutics P&T 2013:38(10): 612-619.

Marcoux RM, Collins C and Vogenberg RF. CMS final Sunshine Act Transparency Rule: Managed care and hospital impacts. Formulary. April 2013.

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).