The UCSF Medication Outcomes Center (MOC) assesses the value of medication-related health care interventions by:

  • Performing research to assess models of institutional pharmacy services and the cost-effectiveness and safety of medications
  • Supporting the therapeutics-related committees in the UCSF Medical Center
  • Assisting in the creation of pharmaceutical policy and performing drug-use evaluations
  • Collaborating with other departments, organizations, and institutions where appropriate

The MOC was established in 2007 as a unit in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy.

UCSF Medical Center activities

The MOC directly supports the UCSF Medical Center by coordinating and performing many activities, which may include:

  • Supporting the UCSF Medical Center's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Assessing adverse drug reaction trends and medication errors through the incident reporting system
  • Contributing to the UCSF Medical Center's Medication Safety Subcommittee
  • Conducting medication related audits for continuous quality improvement
  • Conducting critical reviews on medications and medication use
  • Performing medication related cost-effectiveness analyses
  • Supports the teaching mission of the campus

Vision and Mission


To become the premier center for medication safety, economic evaluation, and outcomes research and dissemination.



The mission of the MOC is to conduct state-of-the-art, evidence-based, medication-related research to inform decision-making processes to improve health and reduce health disparities.


Executive Director Lisa Kroon, PharmD, Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Director Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, PhD, MS
Faculty member Kendall Gross, PharmD
Faculty member Shalini Lynch, PharmD
Faculty member Trang Trinh, PharmD
Faculty member Candy Tsourounis, PharmD
Analyst Mahim Naveed, MS, Biostatistician
Shanthi Noriega Minichiello, MPH, MBA, Academic Program Manager
Resource member Michael Powell, Interim Chief Pharmacy Officer, UCSF Medical Center

The MOC is also supported by faculty members from the UCSF health professional schools, clinical pharmacists, drug policy pharmacy residents, health policy pharmacy residents, and student pharmacists.

Contact us

Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, PhD, MS
Professor and Director, Medication Outcomes Center
[email protected]