Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice


Dasta, Joseph F., M.Sc., R.Ph.


Professional Experience

Professor Dasta received his B.Sc. in Pharmacy in 1974 from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and M.Sc. and residency in Hospital Pharmacy from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1976. Professor Dasta was the 2008 recipient of the Jack L. Beal Post-baccalaureate Alumni Award from Ohio State. He began his academic career in 1976 at OSU and developed one of the first practice sites and post-doctoral training programs in critical care pharmacy. He trained 11 residents and nine fellows who have become prominent practitioners, researchers, and leaders in the profession and in pharmaceutical industry. The accomplishments of his first resident, Judi Jacobi, Pharm.D., are particularly noteworthy. She was the first pharmacist president of Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) in 2010.

Professor Dasta was one of the first pharmacist members of SCCM and helped establish the role of the pharmacist in this multidisciplinary society. There are currently >1,000 pharmacist members. SCCM has honored him by creating the Joseph F. Dasta Critical Care Pharmacy Outcomes Research Grant in 2000. Professor Dasta recently served a three-year term on council, the governing body of SCCM from 2007-2010. He is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of Critical Care Medicine and Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Professor Dasta was the recipient of the ACCP Education Award in 2002 and the 2010 recipient of the Sustained-Contributions to the Literature Award by ASHP. Professor Dasta has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, brief communications, and book chapters. He has given more than 250 lectures on various topics related to critical care and health outcomes.

His research has focused on clinical response, health economics and patient safety of acute care pharmaceuticals. Specific areas of interest include pain, sedation, sepsis, acute renal failure and acute heart failure, hyponatremia, and hypertensive emergencies.

Role as a Consultant

Professor Dasta retired from OSU in June 2007 after 31 years. He currently resides in Austin Texas and is a healthcare consultant to pharmaceutical and device companies, and Seton Medical Center Williamson-ICU. He holds appointments as adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Austin and as professor emeritus from Ohio State University. He has been a consultant and member of the speaker's bureau of several pharmaceutical and device manufacturers including Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Edge Therapeutics, Hospira, Otsuka-US, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, The Medicines Company, and VISICU. Professor Dasta has provided evaluation and insight into investigational and marketed drugs and devices, formulary decisions, protocol development, and pharmacoeconomic perspectives; including cost-effectiveness studies. He has also been involved with the area of business development for the pharmaceutical industry.

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Last Reviewed:May 16, 2011

Division Information

Mailing Address:
Pharmacy Practice
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmacy


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