John M Allen

John M Allen, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, FCCP

Associate Dean For Diversity, Inclusion And Health Equity; Clinical Associate Professor

Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Business Phone: (407) 313-7006
Business Email:

About John M Allen

John M. Allen, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, FCCP is the UF College of Pharmacy’s associate dean for diversity, inclusion and health equity and a clinical associate professor at the college’s Orlando campus. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Allen joined the college in 2018. Dr. Allen’s professional areas of interest include health equity, antimicrobial stewardship in the intensive care unit, antibiotic dosing in sepsis, and treatment of multi-drug resistant infections in critically ill patients.

Dr. Allen graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL. He then completed a PGY-1 residency, followed by a PGY-2 Critical Care residency at Tampa General Hospital, in Tampa, FL. Dr. Allen is a dual board-certified pharmacist in critical care, and pharmacotherapy.

Dr. Allen is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has been appointed to committees within all of these organizations. In 2017, Dr. Allen received the prestigious honor of induction as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, which honors individuals whose achievements and contributions demonstrate personal commitment to critical care excellence, a distinction at the time of his induction bestowed upon seven pharmacists in the state of Florida.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Florida, Dr. Allen has held a variety of diverse administrative experiences including serving as a pharmacy clinical coordinator, pharmacy residency program director, and director of infectious diseases pharmacy for a 16-hospital system. In his free time, Dr. Allen enjoys watching anything with four wheels going fast, traveling, and spending time with his wife and three children.


Presidential Citation
2021 · Society of Critical Care Medicine
Elected Fellow
2020 · American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Exemplary Teacher Award
2020 · University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Outstanding Student Organization Advisor
2020 · University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Mentored Research Investigator Training (MeRIT) Scholarship Award
2019 · American College of Clinical Pharmacy Critical Care Practice Research Network
Presidential Citation
2018 · Society of Critical Care Medicine
Elected Fellow
2017 · American College of Critical Care Medicine
Presidential Citation
2015 · Society of Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist
    Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
    Board of Pharmacy Specialties

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Health Disparities
  • Sepsis


Comparison of Common Piperacillin-Tazobactam Dosing Strategies in Patients With Septic Shock
Critical Care Medicine. 49(1):423-423 [DOI] 10.1097/01.ccm.0000729300.19058.54.
Impact of a Multimedia Approach to Rapid Response Team Training in a Pharmacy Critical Care Elective
Critical Care Medicine. 49(1):443-443 [DOI] 10.1097/01.ccm.0000729456.22937.2f.
Impact of supplemental individual verbal defense on confidence, engagement, and performance in a team-based learning therapeutics course.
Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning. 13(2):152-158 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cptl.2020.09.010. [PMID] 33454072.
Ten recommendations to increase Black representation within pharmacy organization leadership.
American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 78(10):896-902 [DOI] 10.1093/ajhp/zxab077. [PMID] 33954422.
161: Beta-lactam-induced platelet drop in critically ill patients
Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 3(8):1596-1597
531: Impact of individual antimicrobial stewardship interventions in the intensive care unit: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Journal of the American College of Clinical Phamacy. 3(8):1682-1683
59: MeRIT project: Impact of early antibiotic renal dosing in septic shock patients utilizing real-world evidence
Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 3(8):1550-1551
COVID-19 Therapeutics: Making Sense of It All.
AACN advanced critical care. 31(3):239-249 [DOI] 10.4037/aacnacc2020792. [PMID] 32668460.
Effect of prescriber peer comparison reports on fluoroquinolone use across a 16-facility community hospital system
Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2(5):502-508 [DOI] 10.1002/jac5.1106.
Recent Updates in the Pharmacological Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Systematic Review Focused on Fluid Resuscitation, Vasopressors, and Corticosteroids.
The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 53(4):385-395 [DOI] 10.1177/1060028018812940. [PMID] 30404539.
Green urine in the intensive care unit: is this clinically relevant?
The American surgeon. 81(1):E32-3 [PMID] 25569058.
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Major publications in the critical care pharmacotherapy literature: January-December 2013.
American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 72(3):224-36 [DOI] 10.2146/ajhp140241. [PMID] 25596607.
Standard dosing of enoxaparin for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis is not sufficient for most patients within a trauma intensive care unit
American Surgeon. 81:889-892
Pharmacogenomics in the intensive care unit: focus on potential implications for clinical practice.
Recent patents on biotechnology. 8(2):116-22 [PMID] 25185987.
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Understanding vasoactive medications: focus on pharmacology and effective titration.
Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society. 37(2):82-6 [DOI] 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000022. [PMID] 24583937.
Improved outcome of ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a trauma population
American Journal of Surgery. 205:255-258
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections in adult patients.
AACN advanced critical care. 24(1):6-12; quiz 13 [DOI] 10.1097/NCI.0b013e31827be1d1. [PMID] 23343806.
Prevention, recognition, and management of delirium in the intensive care unit
AACN advanced critical care. 23:5-11
Vasoactive substances and their effects on nutrition in the critically ill patient
Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 27:335-339
Evaluation of recombinant factor VIIa off-label use at an acute care hospital with established guidelines for use
Hospital pharmacy (Philadelphia, Pa.). 46:173-179


Sep 2018 ACTIVE
2/3 Florida-California Cancer Research, Education & Engagement (CaRE2) Health Equity Center
Role: Co-Investigator


Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY-2) Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
2010-2011 · Tampa General Hospital
Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency
2009-2010 · Tampa General Hospital
2003-2009 · Florida A&M University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
PHA5878C Pt Care 3: Cv and Pulm
PHA5782C Patient Care 2
PHA5876C Pt Care 8 Complex Pts
PHA5607 Crit Care Pharmacy
PHA5787C Pt Care 5: Endo
PHA5164L Prof Skills Lab Iv
PHA5163L Prac Skills Lab III
PHA5788 Pharmacotherapy 6
PHA5784C Pt Care 4: GI and Renal
PHA5787 Pharmacotherapy 5
PHA5007 Pharm and Pop Health

Contact Details

(407) 313-7006