Leticia R. Moczygemba, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FAACP, FAPhA

Dr. Tish Moczygemba

Professor of Health Outcomes
Lonnie F. Hollingsworth, Sr. Centennial Fellow

Dr. Moczygemba is a Professor in the Health Outcomes Division and Associate Director of the Texas Center for Health Outcomes Research and Education at The University of Texas College of Pharmacy (UTCOP). Her research program focuses on working with communities and health-systems to mitigate health disparities by developing innovative, patient-centered interventions to optimize medication use and health outcomes. Guided by the principles of community-engaged research, she routinely uses qualitative and quantitative techniques, program evaluation, and the science of quality improvement to advance the health of people experiencing homelessness, low-income adults, and people living in rural areas by tailoring interventions to hard-to-reach groups using end-user input and feedback.

For the past 14 years, she has worked with communities and health systems, including federally-qualified health centers, church-based organizations, pharmacies, and community partners in Virginia, Texas, and Florida, to mitigate health inequities by developing and testing multi-level interventions to optimize health outcomes. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a 5-year, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funded grant that aims to refine and test a community-based mHealth intervention, comprised of GPS and text messaging components, which aims to decrease emergency department use and hospitalizations among people experiencing homelessness. She is also the Co-Principal Investigator of a statewide project in Texas, funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services/CDC, that focuses on enhancing medication therapy management (MTM) delivery in community pharmacies in medically underserved areas by improving community pharmacy workflow, engaging providers in MTM, and increasing bidirectional MTM referrals between pharmacists and physicians.

She has led a robust mixed-methods program evaluation, analyzing clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes and process measures, for a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Innovation Center Grant that enrolled 2,500 individuals across 22 clinics in rural, southwest Virginia and examined the impact of pharmacist-delivered MTM. Dr. Moczygemba was recently selected as a voting member of the Performance Monitoring Committee of the Austin/Travis County Homelessness Response System, and she serves as an invited member on various committees for national pharmacy organizations. Dr. Moczygemba was a Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Blick Scholar and a NIH KL2 Scholar. She was also a 2017 NIH mHealth Scholar. She was selected as an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Leadership Fellow in 2018 and an American Pharmacists Association Fellow in 2020. Dr. Moczygemba received her Pharm.D. and Ph.D. from the UTCOP in 2004 and 2008, respectively, and has been recognized with the UTCOP Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. She was a faculty member at VCU from 2008 – 2016.

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Pharm.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Research Profile 
ORCid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8861-2743
NCBI: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=leticia%20moczygemba
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BXLkegcAAAAJ


Selected Recent Publications
*Denotes student(s)/trainee(s) at the time of the study.

CORE Research Area: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Moczygemba LR, Thurman W, Tormey K, Hudzik, A, Welton-Arndt L. GPS Mobile Health Intervention Among People Experiencing Homelessness: Pre-Post Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research Mhealth Uhealth. 2021;9(11):e25553.

Thurman* WT, Moczygemba LR, Welton-Arndt L, Kim E, Hudzik A, Corley K, Tormey K. The provision of faith-based health and social services for people experiencing homelessness in the United States: A scoping review of the literature. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. 2021;32(4):1698-1719.

Thurman WT*, Semwal M*, Moczygemba LR, Hilbelink M. Smartphone technology to empower people experiencing homelessness: Secondary Analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2021;23(9):e27787.

Thurman WT*, Moczygemba LR, Baffoe J. “Without my medication, I’m a wreck”: Photo-elicitation to explore medication use among people experiencing homelessness. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2021;S1551-7411(21)00319-3.

Moczygemba LR, Cox LS, Marks SA, Robinson MA, Goode JV, Jafari N. Homeless Patients’ Cell Phone Use and Perceptions about Using Cell Phones to Manage Medications and Attend Appointments. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2017;25(3):220-230.

CORE Research Area: Healthcare Systems Research

Roscoe C*, Moczygemba LR, Garza A, Simien L, Linedecker-Smith S. Perceptions of collaborative care team members on facilitators and barriers to care and glycosylated hemoglobin level as a diabetes quality metric at a federally qualified health center in Texas. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2021;61(4S):S57-S67.

Tran T*, Moczygemba LR, Musselman KR. Return-On-Investment for Billable Pharmacist-Provided Services in the Primary Care Setting. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2021;8971900211013194.

Shin J*, Moczygemba LR, Barner JC, Garza A, Linedecker-Smith S, Srinivasa M. Patient Experience with Clinical Pharmacist Services in Travis County Federally Qualified Health Centers. Pharmacy Practice. 2020;18(2):1751.

Moczygemba LR, Alshehri AM, Harlow LD, Lawson KA, Antoon DA, McDaniel SM, Matzke GR. Comprehensive Health Management Patient Service: Impact on Healthcare Utilization and Costs. American Journal of Managed Care. 2019;25(11):554-560.

Matzke GR, Moczygemba LR, Williams KJ, Czar MJ, Lee WT. Impact of a Pharmacist-Physician Collaborative Care Model on Patient Outcomes and Health Services Utilization. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists. 2018;75(14):1039-1047.

CORE Research Area: Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Zhang H*, Barner JC, Moczygemba LR, Rascati KL, Park C, Kodali D. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy use trends among older women with breast cancer: 2010–2017. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2022. [Epub ahead of print].

Zhang H*, Barner JC, Moczygemba LR, Rascati KL. Assessment of Basal Insulin Adherence Using 2 Methodologies among Texas Medicaid Enrollees with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Managed Care Specialty Pharmacy. 2020;26(11):1434-1444.

Coe AB*, Moczygemba LR, Ogbonna KC, Parsons PL, Slattum PW, Mazmanian PE. Predictors of Emergent Emergency Department Visits and Costs in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Health Serv Insights. 2018;11ecollection.

Graduate Courses
PGS196S Seminar in Pharmacy (Topics: Tools Used to Measure Constructs in Health Outcomes Research, COVID-related Health Outcomes Research)

PGS 185D Responsible Conduct of Science (Course Coordinator)

PGS 390K Experimental Design/Research Methods in Health Care (Topic: Survey Design)

PGS 390U Advanced Research Methods (Topics: Community-engaged Research, Program Evaluation, Science of Quality Improvement)

PharmD Courses
PHM 192V/U Foundations of Professional Development Interprofessional Education Component (Course Co-coordinator)

PHM 384L Pharmacy/Health Care Systems (Topics: Pharmacist Services, Medication Safety)

PHM 283L Health Behavior and Health Outcomes (Topic: People Experiencing Homelessness)

PHM 394F Pharmacy Management (Topics: Performance Appraisal Systems, Pharmacy Technicians, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

Significant/Recent Activities

National and International Service Activities 
Fellow, American Pharmacists Association

Chair-elect, AACP Social and Administrative Sciences Section

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Effectiveness and Outcomes Study Section Member 

University/College Service Activities
Chair, UT College of Pharmacy Faculty Development Committee

UT-APhA-ASP Co-advisor

Contact Information
Campus location:
PHR 3.208G

US Mail Address:
UT College of Pharmacy-Health Outcomes
2409 University Avenue, STOP A1930
Austin, TX 78712-1117

FEDEX Address:
107 W. Dean Keeton St.
PHR 3.210B
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712