Christopher Giuliano, PharmD, MPH

Christopher Giuliano, PharmD, MPH

Professor (Clinical)

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 4143





Pharmacy Practice


Health Systems Outcomes Research Fellowship DirectorMichigan ACC- CV Team Representative

Research website

Christopher Giuliano, PharmD, MPH

Degrees and Certifications

  • 2017 - M., Public Health, Wayne State University
  • 2008 - Pharm.D., University of Toledo
  • 2006 - B.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo


  • 2015 - Graduate Certificate of Public Health Practice
  • 2014 - American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • 2007 - American Heart Association Basic Life Support

Positions and Employment

  • 2022-Present - Professor (Clinical) of Pharmacy Practice at Wayne State University
  • 2016-2022 - Associate Professor (Clinical) of Pharmacy Practice at Wayne State University
  • 2011-Present - Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist at St. John Hospital and Medical Center
  • 2010-2016 - Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Pharmacy Practice at Wayne State University

Awards and Honors

  • SMSHP 2021 Preceptor of the Year 

Professional Memberships

  • 2017-Present - American College of Cardiology
  • 2008-Present - American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • 2007-Present - American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • 2009-2013 - American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal medicine
  • Health systems outcomes research

Recent Publications

Refereed Journals

  • Kulesza K, Boll S, Gignac L, Hamby A, Edwin S, Giuliano C, Haan B, Allen M, Allen B, Perez M, Ottenbacher A, Miller C. Adjunctive Vasopressin Versus Hydrocortisone in Adults Patients with Septic Shock. Accepted in Pharmacotherapy 2023.
  • Aprilliano B, Giuliano C, Reed JB, Kale-Pradhan P. Evaluation of References Supporting Hospital Pharmacy Policies. Med Ref Serv Q. 2023 Jan-Mar;42(1):31-37. doi: 10.1080/02763869.2023.2160119. PMID: 36862611.
  • Aprilliano B, Giuliano C, Paxton RA, Edwin SB. Risk of bleeding with factor Xa inhibitors versus unfractionated heparin in patients with acute kidney injury. Pharmacotherapy. 2023 Feb;43(2):129-135. doi: 10.1002/phar.2759. Epub 2023 Jan 6. PMID: 36588500.
  • Giuliano C, Haan B, Hanni C, Ng TH, Yost R. Conducting Multicenter Residency Research. J Pharm Pract. 2022 Jul 18:8971900221116191. doi: 10.1177/08971900221116191. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35848055.
  • Weaver P, Ng TH, Breeden T, Edwin SB, Haan B; ASCEND-HIGHER Research Initiative; Giuliano C. Management of Venous Thromboembolism in Morbid Obesity With Rivaroxaban or Warfarin. Ann Pharmacother. 2022 Dec;56(12):1315-1324. doi: 10.1177/10600280221089008. Epub 2022 May 3. PMID: 35505606.
  • Baalbaki N, Giuliano C, Hartner CL, Kale-Pradhan P, Johnson L. Azithromycin Versus Beta-lactams in Hospitalized Patients with Acute Exacerbations of COPD. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Mar 22:1–6. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07486-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35316516; PMCID: PMC8939242
  • Lipari M, Wilhelm SM, Giuliano C, Martirosov AL, Salinitri FD. A scaffolded problem-based learning course for first-year pharmacy students. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2022 Mar;14(3):352-358. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2022.01.016.
  • Berti AD, Kale-Pradhan PB, Giuliano C, Aprilliano BN, Miller CR, Alyashae BT, Bhargava A, Johnson LB. Clinical Outcomes of Zinc Supplementation Among COVID-19 Patients. Curr Drug Saf. 2022 Mar 17. doi: 10.2174/1574886317666220317115023. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35301954.
  • Feldpausch B, Giuliano C, Hartner CL, Edwin SB. In-hospital venous thromboembolism: are glucocorticoids a prime suspect? Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2022 Mar 4. doi: 10.1097/MBC.0000000000001132. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35249986.
  • McConachie SM, Berri D, Konja J, Giuliano C. Evaluation of adverse drug reaction formatting in drug information mobile phone applications. J Med Libr Assoc. 2022 Jan 1;110(1):81-86. doi: 10.5195/jmla.2022.1251.
  • Crouch A, Ng TH, Kelley D, Knight T, Edwin S; ASCEND-HIGHER, Giuliano C. Multi-center retrospective study evaluating the efficacy and safety of apixaban versus warfarin for treatment of venous thromboembolism in patients with severe obesity. Pharmacotherapy. 2022 Feb;42(2):119-133. doi: 10.1002/phar.2655.
  • George J, Giuliano C, Hartner CL. Glycemic Variability With Insulin Glargine Versus Detemir in Hospitalized Patients With Diabetes. J Pharm Pract. 2021 May 18:8971900211017867. doi: 10.1177/08971900211017867. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34002663.
  • Debiase C, Giuliano C, Doshi M, Ganoff M, Paxton R. Enoxaparin versus Unfractionated Heparin for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Renally Impaired ICU Patients. Pharmacotherapy. doi: 10.1002/phar.2518. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33641194.
  • Giuliano C, George J, St. Pierre B. Patient Education and Sacubitril/valsartan: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Hospital Pharmacy. March 2021
  • Gortney J, Lahiri M, Giuliano C, Saleem H, Khan M, Salinitri F, Lucarotti R. Evaluation of an Instrument to Assess Students’ Personal and Professional Development During Faculty Advising Process.
  • Giuliano C, McConachie SM, Kalabalik-Hoganson J. Multicenter Randomized Comparative Trial of Micromedex, Micromedex with Watson, or Google to Answer Drug Information Questions. J Med Libr Assoc. Accepted for publication October 2020.
  • Giuliano C, Perets V, Hijazi M, Buck JR, Paxton RA. Dose-response of intravenous calcium in the surgical intensive care unit. Int J Clin Pharm. 2020 doi: 10.1007/s11096-020-01145-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32918653. Role: I was the primary investigator of this cohort study.
  • McConachie SM, Volgyi D, Moore H, Giuliano C. Evaluation of adverse drug reaction formatting in drug information databases. J Med Libr Assoc. 2020; 108(4):598-604.
  • Kale-Pradhan PB, Giuliano C, Jongekrijg A, Rybak MJ. Combination of Vancomycin or Daptomycin and Beta-lactam Antibiotics: A Meta-analysis. Pharmacotherapy. 2020; 40(7):648-658.
  • Giuliano C, Martirosov AL, Lipari M, Salinitri F, Wilhelm S, Lahiri M, Binienda J. Incorporating Verbal Defense into Problem-Based Learning. Current in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. Accepted for publication March 2020.
  • Hanni C, Petrovitch E, Ali M, Gibson W, Giuliano C, Holzhausen J, Makowski C, Morin A, Patel N, Sutter D, To L, Yost R. Outcomes Associated with Apixaban versus Warfarin in Patients with Renal Dysfunction. Blood Advances. Accepted for Publication February 2020.
  • Neu R, Leonard MA, Dehoorne ML, Scalia SJ, Kale-Pradhan PB, Giuliano C. Impact of Pharmacist Involvement in Heart Failure Transition of Care. Ann Pharmacother. 2020 Mar;54(3):239-246.
  • McConachie SM, Giuliano C, Mohammad I, Kale-Pradhan PB. Adverse drug reactions in drug information databases: does presentation affect interpretation? J Med Libr Assoc. 2020; 108(1):76-83.
  • Dey S, Gudipati S, Giuliano C, Zervos MJ, Monk JM, Szubin R, Jorgensen SCJ, Sakoulas G, Berti AD. Reduced Production of Bacterial Membrane Vesicles Predicts Mortality in ST45/USA600 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia. Antibiotics. 2019 Dec 18;9(1). doi: 10.3390/antibiotics9010002.
  • Ortwine JK, Zasowski EJ, Pogue JM, Hanni C, Giuliano C, Casapao AM, Mynatt R, Rybak MJ. Relationship Status between Vancomycin Loading Dose and Treatment Failure in Patients with MRSA Bacteremia: It’s Complicated. Infect Dis Ther. 2019; 8(4): 627-640.
  • Margolis A, Giuliano C. Making the switch. From case studies to N-of-1 trials. Epilepsy Behav Rep. 2019; 12: doi: 10.1016/j.ebr.2019.100336.
  • French N, Giuliano C, Dehoorne-Smith M. Evaluation of a Hospital Pharmacist Annual Competency Program. Hosp Pharm. 2019; 54(5):300-308.
  • Claeys KC, Zasowski EJ, Trinh TD, Casapao AM, Pogue JM, Bhatia N, Mynatt RP, Wilson SS, Arthur C, Welch R, Sherwin R, Hafeez W, Levine DP, Kaye KS, Delgado G, Giuliano CA, Takla R, Rieck C, Johnson LB, Murray KP, Gordon J, Reyes K, Hartman P, Davis SL, Rybak MJ. Open-Label Randomized Trial of Early Clinical Outcomes of Ceftaroline Fosamil Versus Vancomycin for the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections at Risk of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Infect Dis Ther. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1007/s40121-019-0242-5.
  • Giuliano CA, Patel CR, Kale PB. A Guide to Bacterial Culture Identification and Results Interpretation. Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2019;44:2-10.
  • Crisher M, Giuliano CA, Hartner C. Insulin Detemir Versus Insulin Glargine in the Hospital: Do Hypoglycemia Rates Differ? Clinical Diabetes. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Sedlacek J, Giuliano CA, Baisden K, Lipari M. "Bite-sized" rivaroxaban patient education and its effect on knowledge. Int J Clin Pharm. 2019; 41(1):6-8.
  • Giuliano CA, Binienda J, Kale-Pradhan P, Fakih M. Evaluation of pharmacist performance of antimicrobial stewardship across a healthcare system. Qual Health Res. 2018;28(5):745-755.
  • Wesolek JL, Mcorton K, Delgado G, Giuliano C. Effect of vancomycin initial dosing on SIRS resolution in patients with MRSA bacteremia. J Chemother. 2018;30(2):101-106.
  • Alawy HA, Lucey M, Alexander R, Giuliano CA. Impact of patient controlled analgesia lockout interval in post-operative pain management. J Perioper Pract. 2018;28:7-8.
  • Masse J, Giuliano CA, Brown S, Paxton RA. Association Between the Use of Long-Acting Insulin and Hypoglycemia in Nondiabetic Patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. J Intensive Care Med. 2018;33(5):317-21.

Courses taught by Christopher Giuliano, PharmD, MPH

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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