Director of Pharmacy Services
Joy P. Alonzo received her BS degree in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh, her Masters of Engineering in Engineering Science from the Pennsylvania State, and her doctoral degree in Pharmacy from Howard University College of Pharmacy in Washington, D.C. Dr. Alonzo has extensive clinical experience, direct patient care responsibilities, and teaching responsibilities in advanced inter-professional and collaborative ambulatory care practice settings. She has established clinical pharmacy practice and innovative patient services, and continues to develop, implement, and evaluate through translational research to outcomes associated with these services. Dr. Alonzo has served as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Rangel College of Pharmacy with an appointment at the Corpus Christi Medical Center Graduate Medical Education Residency Training Clinic, where she was responsible for teaching medical residents, pharmacy students, advanced practice nursing students, and other health care professionals. She is especially interested in developing and researching patient-centered services, like those established at the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center and the CCMC Chemical Dependency Outpatient Clinic for children at risk of metabolic disorders, and children currently being treated for substance abuse. Dr. Alonzo has a special interest in the pharmacotherapy, interventions, and outcomes associated with at-risk children age 12-18 relative to obesity, metabolic disorders, and behavioral medicine. Dr. Alonzo is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmaco-therapeutics, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Houston, College of Pharmacy. Her clinical practice site is the Texas Children’s Health Plan where she functions as the Director of Pharmacy Services. Dr. Alonzo is currently establishing innovative clinical pharmacy services throughout the Texas Children’s network and at the Texas Children’s Health Plan Center for Children and Women Clinic.