B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD
- Troy C. Daniels Distinguished Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences
- School of Pharmacy
- University of California, San Francisco
B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, is a pharmacist, clinical scientist, teacher, and international expert in the evidence-based use of antimicrobials to treat infections. He has served as dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy since April 2013, where he holds the Troy C. Daniels Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Guglielmo is also a professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, which he chaired from 2006 until he was named dean, and serves as the associate director of pharmaceutical services in the UCSF Medical Center. Under his direction, the department committed to being the best in bridging gaps in health care, especially for the underserved.
He is widely known as an advocate for therapeutics-related research, from basic science to health policy research. As chair, Guglielmo oversaw a 40 percent increase in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy’s faculty research funding from 2006 to 2012, including grants from the National Institutes of Health. He created the Department of Clinical Pharmacy-run Medication Outcomes Center in 2007 to research and improve medication use in the UCSF Medical Center and beyond. In the 1980s he developed the UCSF Medical Center Antimicrobial Stewardship Program to study and improve antimicrobial use in the UCSF Medical Center, with the goal of decreasing antimicrobial resistance. This evidence-based program was one of the earliest programs of its kind in the United States.
As patients seek new and cost-effective health care with increasingly complicated disease states and medications, Guglielmo advocates for research on new and effective ways for pharmacists to care for patients, especially in the community. He believes that the most important clinical research is shaped through the researcher’s own clinical experiences. He practices in the UCSF Medical Center, where he is an infectious diseases pharmacist supporting the UCSF Medical Center Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and serving on the Infectious Diseases Consult Service team. Beyond the hospital, he developed clinical pharmacy services for UCSF’s HIV/AIDS program, specifically for the HIV Women’s Program and the Men of Color Program.
Guglielmo supports strong relationships among clinical scientists and their upstream basic and translational scientist colleagues, as demonstrated through his own collaborations. He has been actively involved in the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute from its inception and during its renewal. His personal research agenda involves the safe, effective, and appropriate use of antimicrobials, as well as the pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacokinetics of anti-infective agents.
Guglielmo is the author of more than 110 peer-reviewed papers, the majority related to anti-infective agents. He is the long-term editor of Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs and the Handbook of Applied Therapeutics. Guglielmo is an accomplished teacher and mentor of doctor of pharmacy and doctor of medicine students and residents, infectious diseases fellows, infectious diseases specialty pharmacist residents, and international fellows. He is the recipient of many teaching awards, including the UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award, Resident Preceptor of the Year Awards, UCSF School of Pharmacy Long Teaching Award, and the Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award. He lectures worldwide on the safe, effective use of antimicrobials and other medications.
Guglielmo earned a PharmD degree from the University of Southern California in 1978 and completed a pharmacy practice residency at UCSF in 1979, before joining the UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty.
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About the role of the dean
Dean Guglielmo is the chief administrative officer of the School. He leads the creation of the School’s strategic agenda and ensures the School has the operational framework and resources required to succeed. To these ends, he works closely with faculty and staff members of the School’s three departments and the Dean’s Office. He is the School’s public voice, articulating its vision, its plans for the future, and its passion for precise therapeutics—as seen in its work from basic science to health policy. He ensures the School meets its mission, advances scholarship, and delivers continually improving academic and patient care programs. As dean, he works closely with the chancellor and other campus leaders to create the conditions for this diverse campus to work as “one UCSF” and, in doing so, improve UCSF’s ability to lead revolutions in health.