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Dr. Charles Daniels
Clinical Pharmacy, Safe Medication Use Systems, Pharmacy Technology
Charles Daniels, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Associate Dean for Professional Practice
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Daniels' research focus has been in pharmacoeconomics, safe medication systems, medication use quality, and quality pharmacy patient care. Recent work has evaluated the role of technologies in medication error reduction and patient-pharmacist interaction. His team is also examining use of multihospital data in the drug costs and improved outcomes. Dr. Daniels is a founding member of the Steering Committee for the Pharmacoeconomics Forum at UC San Diego.
B.S. Pharmacy, 1975 Univ. of Arizona; M.S. 1978 Univ. of Minnesota; Ph.D. in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 1981 Univ. of Minnesota; Pharmacy Resident 1976 NIH Clinical Center.
Awards and Honors:
John W. Webb Lecture Award 2014; Foreign Correspondent of the Academie Nationale d’Pharmacie (France) 2011; NIH Clinical Center Director's Award 1999 & 2003; Recognition as one of the 50 Most Influential Pharmacists (1999); Health-System Pharmacy Management Award for Chemotherapy Errors Prevention Task Force 2000; ASHP Fellow 1993. ASHP Foundation Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety, 2014
Associate Dean and Pharmacist-In-Chief at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, UC San Diego since 2004 Chief of Pharmacy NIH Clinical Center 1995-2004; Director of Graduate Studies in Hospital Pharmacy, Univ. of Minnesota.
- Management rotations for pharmacy residents and students (SPPS 427MC)
- NIH Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course, Health Systems Pharmacy course for pharmacy students (SPPS 207)
Key Contributions to Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Application of pharmacoeconomic benchmarking to improve quality and reduce costs.
- Internationational leader in post-Pharm.D. residency training. Served on first and second international pharmacy residency accreditation teams.
- Former Chair of the pharmacy residency accreditation body Commission on Credentialing.
- Led the development of advanced (PGY2) specialized residency training in several areas at UCSD, most recently with new programs in Transitions of Care.
- Expanded first year training program through development of accredited tracks in ambulatory pharmacy care for first year (PGY1) residents.
- Analyzed impact of technology on safety in medication process.
Chinical Pharmacy Services
Pharmacist-In-Chief at the UC San Diego health System, including impatient, clinic, ambulatory, specialty medications, and home IV services. Recent initiatives include development of pharmacy transitions of care programs to improve outcomes and reduce costs
Selected Recent Publications (view more)
- Helmons PJ et al. (2014). Formulary compliance and pharmacy labor costs associated with systematic formulary management strategy Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 71:407-15.
- Daniels CE et al. (2013). Survey of institutions with multiple pharmacy residency programs. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 70:431-434.
- Helmons PJ et al. (2015). Decision support at the Point of Prescribing to Increase Formulary Adhereence. Am J health-Syst Pharm. 72:408-13
- Daniels, CE. (2013). Who Will Sit In My Chair. John W. Web Lecture, October 27, 2014 Northearthern University, Boston, MA. and at ASHP Leadership Conference, October 21, Chicago, IL Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2015; 72:657-62