Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy Services Mountain States Conference


Daniel J. Cobaugh, PharmD FAACT, DABAT

Daniel J. Cobaugh, PharmD FAACT, DABAT


We are proud to announce that our speaker for the conference will be Daniel J. Cobaugh, is editor in chief of AJHP.

Daniel J. Cobaugh, PharmD, FAACT, DABAT is editor-in-chief of AJHP. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree, magna cum laude, from Duquesne University in 1989. While at Duquesne University, he was the recipient of the Sandoz Doctor of Pharmacy Award and the Upjohn Doctor of Pharmacy Research Award. Dr. Cobaugh completed an ASHP-accredited residency in hospital pharmacy at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and a clinical toxicology fellowship at the Pittsburgh Poison Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. In 1990, he assumed the positions of Coordinator of the Toxicology Treatment Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine. During his tenure at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he was administratively responsible for the establishment of the UPMC Toxicology Treatment Program. In 1992, Dr. Cobaugh became a Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology. From 1993 to 2000, he was the Director of the Finger Lakes Regional Poison and Drug Information Center and the Director of Emergency Medicine Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. At the University of Rochester, he was also a member of the Research Subjects Review Board and the Medical Faculty Council. At the University of Rochester, he was responsible for establishment of the novel Emergency Department Research Enroller Program which supported successful recruitment of research subjects in the emergency care setting. From 1995 through 1997, Dr. Cobaugh was the President of the Association of Poison Control Centers of New York State and during his tenure he successfully led efforts to establish a new funding mechanism for poison centers in New York. He has had numerous committee appointments with the American Association of Poison Control Centers and the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. In 2000 he became an Associate Director at the American Association of Poison Control Centers. During his tenure at the American Association of Poison Control Centers he was responsible for implementation of the nationwide toll-free number for poison centers (1-800-222-1222) and development of a standardized approach for developing patient management guidelines for poisoning. Dr. Cobaugh served as a co-author for eight of the published guidelines and led the authorship of two. All of the guidelines from this project were included in the AHRQ National Guidelines Clearinghouse and are used to guide the pre-hospital care of poisoning victims. From 2000 through 2003, he held an appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine. From 2001 through 2007 he served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Applied Toxicology. From September 2002 through July 2004, Dr. Cobaugh was Director of the Section of Home, Ambulatory, and Chronic Care Practitioners at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. As an ASHP staff member, he led the Society’s efforts to enhance continuity of care in the medication-use process and to establish emergency department pharmacy services. He joined the staff of the ASHP Research and Education Foundation in July 2004 and served as the Foundation’s vice president from 2010 through 2014. At the ASHP Foundation, he led establishment of programs to support development of practice-based researchers, development of practice tools to ensure safe and effective medication use, implementation of the PGY-1 Expansion Grant Program, and the ASHP/ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative which aims to increase pharmacists’ responsibility and accountability for patients’ medication-related outcomes. In 2004, Dr. Cobaugh was honored with induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. In 2005, he was elected to the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology Board of Trustees. His current research interests are in medication safety with a focus on NSAID adverse events and medication-related suicide in older adults. He is a federally funded investigator with the University of Alabama’s Musculoskeletal Center for Research and Education in Therapeutics and the University of Arizona Innovative Diffusion of Comparative Effectiveness Research Program. Dr. Cobaugh has authored 56 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters and abstracts. He has served as a toxicology consultant to the World Health Organization International Programme on Chemical Safety, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Poison Control Program, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the National Library of Medicine. He has lectured on medication safety and clinical toxicology in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay and serves on the editorial board for the Brazilian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Visitors for the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Pharmacy. He was recognized in June 2012 by the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy as a distinguished alumnus and was a 2013 recipient of the University of Pittsburgh 225th Anniversary Medallion.