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Julie Ann Justo, Pharm.D.

Title: Clinical Associate Professor
Department: Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences (CPOS)
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-8855
Office: College of Pharmacy
715 Sumter Street - CLS 312D
Columbia, SC 29208
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Pharm.D.  University of Florida, 2009
M.S.  Clinical and Translational Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013


Julie Ann Justo, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS-AQ ID, is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.  She maintains a practice site in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship at Prisma Health - Richland.

Dr. Justo received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2009. She completed a one-year pharmacy practice residency in 2010 and a three-year infectious diseases pharmacotherapy fellowship in 2013 at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. She also received a master's degree in Clinical and Translational Science from the UIC School of Public Health.

Dr. Justo is a board-certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with added qualifications in infectious diseases. Her research interests include the clinical impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs, gram-negative infections, and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling.

She is an active member of a multiple professional pharmacy organizations, including the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). She also serves as a core member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative of South Carolina (ASC-SC).

Research Interests 

  • Clinical impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs
  • Management of gram-negative bacterial infections
  • Clinical education

Awards & Honors

  • Pharmacist of the Year, South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2020
  • Clinical Teaching Award, University of South Carolina, 2017


Goodman CW, Justo J, Merrow C, Prest P, Ramsey E, Ray D. An experiential learning collaborative on quality improvement for interprofessional learners. J Interprof Care. 2021 May 18;:1-4. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2021.1901673. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34000953.

Younas M, Royer J, Weissman SB, Winders HR, Dash S, Bookstaver PB, Justo JA, Waites KS, Bell L, Al-Hasan MN. Clostridioides difficile infection and antibiotic prescription rates in the community: Explaining the gender gap. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 May;42(5):622-624. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.1268. Epub 2020 Nov 26. PubMed PMID: 33239121.

Plante JG, Winders HR, Bookstaver PB, Al-Hasan MN, Justo JA, Waites KS, Weissman S. Regional and statewide antibiograms as targeted interventions against antibiotic resistance. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Apr;42(4):503-505. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.273. Epub 2020 Jun 25. PubMed PMID: 32583760.

Amipara R, Winders HR, Justo JA, Bookstaver PB, Kohn J, Al-Hasan MN. Impact of follow up blood cultures on outcomes of patients with community-onset gram-negative bloodstream infection. EClinicalMedicine. 2021 Apr;34:100811. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.100811. eCollection 2021 Apr. PubMed PMID: 33870154; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8042341.

Luther VP, Shnekendorf R, Logan A, Advani SD, Barsoumian AE, Beeler C, Bennani K, Cherabuddi K, Holubar M, Huang M, Ince D, Justo JA, Lee MSL, MacDougall C, Nori P, Ohl CA, Patel PK, Pottinger PS, Spicer JO, Stack C, Van Schooneveld TC, Willis ZI. Investing in the Future: A Role for Professional Societies to Prepare the Next Generation of Healthcare Leaders through Curriculum Development and Dissemination. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Mar 17;. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab244. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33730751.

Shealy S, Kohn J, Yongue E, Troficanto C, Bookstaver PB, Justo JA, Winders HR, Dash S, Al-Hasan MN. Application of Standardized Antimicrobial Administration Ratio as a Motivational Tool within a Multi-Hospital Healthcare System. Pharmacy (Basel). 2021 Feb 7;9(1). doi: 10.3390/pharmacy9010032. PubMed PMID: 33562268; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7930961.

Sheffield M, Nelson D, O'Neal M, Gould AP, Bouchard J, Nicolau D, Justo JA, Hucks J, Bookstaver PB. Use of continuous-infusion ceftolozane/tazobactam for resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections: a retrospective analysis and brief review of the literature. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2020 Nov;56(5):106158. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2020.106158. Epub 2020 Sep 9. PubMed PMID: 32919007.

O'Neal M, Murray H, Dash S, Al-Hasan MN, Justo JA, Bookstaver PB. Evaluating appropriateness and diagnostic stewardship opportunities of multiplex polymerase chain reaction gastrointestinal testing within a hospital system. Ther Adv Infect Dis. 2020 Jan-Dec;7:2049936120959561. doi: 10.1177/2049936120959561. eCollection 2020 Jan-Dec. PubMed PMID: 33014363; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7513010.

Al-Hasan MN, Gould AP, Drennan C, Hill O, Justo JA, Kohn J, Bookstaver PB. Empirical fluoroquinolones versus broad-spectrum beta-lactams for Gram-negative bloodstream infections in the absence of antimicrobial resistance risk factors. J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2020 Sep;22:87-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2019.12.015. Epub 2019 Dec 27. PubMed PMID: 31887412.

Winders HR, Royer J, Younas M, Justo JA, Bookstaver PB, Weissman SB, Bell L, Waites KS, Plante J, Al-Hasan MN. Temporal trends in ambulatory antibiotic prescription rates in South Carolina: Impact of age, gender, and resident location. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Aug;41(8):879-882. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.70. Epub 2020 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 32498729.

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