John S Markowitz

John S Markowitz, Pharm.D., BCPP


Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Business Phone: (352) 273-6262
Business Email:

About John S Markowitz

Dr. Markowitz received his BS in Biology from Memphis State University, and his Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences (UTCHS). He completed an ASHP-accredited specialty residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice, also at UTCHS. Following his education and training, Dr. Markowitz served for a decade as a Clinical Specialist in Psychiatry, and eventually Clinical Coordinator within the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina. He eventually transitioned from clinician to a primary faculty research position in the MUSC College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences with a dual appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where he had remained prior to joining the UF College of Pharmacy in 2009. Dr. Markowitz has been credentialed by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties in Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP) since 1997 and is a founding member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP).

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Teaching Team- Year 3 Award, Patient Care VII, Team Leader
2019 · UF College of Pharmacy
Outstanding Teaching Team- Year 3 Award, Patient Care VII, Team Leader
2018 · UF College of Pharmacy
MUSC College of Pharmacy Class of 2008 Professor of the Year
2005-2006 · Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) # 496267
    Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS)
  • Registered Pharmacist
    Board of Pharmacy-State of Florida


2019 Drug metabolism and disposition: the biological fate of chemicals
2019 Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
2013 Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
2012 Journal of Chromatography B-Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences


Aug 2018 ACTIVE
Carboxylesterase 1 Genetic Variation and Methylphenidate in ADHD
NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD · Principal Investigator
Apr 2015 – Mar 2018
Relative Bioavailability of Two different Milk Thistle


Published October 2013
Compositions and Methods for Genotyping CES1 Genetic Variants and Use Thereof
#US2014-0162896 A1


Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency
1991 · University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis, Tennessee
1990 · University of Tennessee
1984 · Memphis State University

Contact Details

(352) 273-6262