Joseph Carreno, Pharm.D.



  • M.P.H. (in-progress) Wayne State University, School of Medicine 
  • Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Fellowship, Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University
  • Post-graduate Year One Pharmacy Practice Residency, New York Methodist Hospital 
  • Pharm.D., Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Courses Taught at ACPHS

  • PTPM Infectious Diseases Module
  • Advanced Infectious Diseases
  • Integrated Problem Solving Workshop V
  •  Applied Methods in Epidemiologic Research

Academic/Research Interests

  • Dr. Carreno’s research interests focuses on the application of technology and epidemiologic methods to evaluate and develop antimicrobial stewardship programs. Specifically, Dr. Carreno is interested in pharmacists’ roles in active surveillance, anti-infective related adverse event prevention, and bacterial epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Research Grants

  • Carreno JJ (PI), Lomaestro B, Tietjan JC, Lodise TP. “Validation of a Bayesian Approach to Estimate Vancomycin Exposure in Obese Patients.” Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacist Young Investigator Research Award. Primary Investigator. 10% Effort. Direct Costs $10,000. Funded.
  •  Carreno JJ, Chambers RM, Kilgore P, Weinmann A, Bloome M, Centi A, Rodriguez J, Davis SL (PI). “Antimicrobial Stewardship Provided Through Novel Approaches to Optimize Pharmacists’ Workflow (Stewardship-NOW)” ASHP/ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Practice Model Initiatives Demonstration Grant. Co-Investigator, 33% Effort. Total Direct Costs: $25,000.

Honors and Achievements

  • Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Provost Technology Award (2014)
  • Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) Infectious Diseases Fellow Grant (2013) 
  • Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy (MAD-ID) Travel Grant (2013) 
  • IDWEEKTM Trainee Travel Grant (2012) 
  • Heroes of the Blizzard of 2010 commendation (2010)

Practice Site

  • Dr. Carreno is a Clinical Pharmacist at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, NY.

Previous positions or appointments

  • Clinical Pharmacy Instructor, Long Island University (2010 – 2011) 
  • Adjunct Clinical Pharmacy Instructor, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon (2010 – 2011)

Selected Publications

Werth BJ, Carreno JJ, Reveles KD. “Shifting Trends in the Incidence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Septicemia in Hospitalized Adults in the United States from 1996-2010.” Am J Infect Control. 2015 May 1;43(5):465-8. Epub 2015 Mar 14.

Carreno JJ, Kenney RM, Bloome M, McDonnell J, Rodriguez J, Weinmann A, Kilgore PE, Davis SL. “Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of Pharmacy Generalists Performing Antimicrobial Stewardship.” Am J Health-Sys Pharm. In Press.

Carreno JJ, Lodise TP. “Ceftaroline Fosamil for the treatment of community acquired pneumonia: from FOCUS to CAPTURE.” Infect Dis Ther. 2014 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Carreno JJ, Kenney RM, Lomaestro B. “Vancomycin-associated renal dysfunction: where are we now?” Pharmacotherapy. 2014 Dec;34(12):1259-68.

Dumkow LE, Kenney RM, MacDonald, Carreno JJ, Malhotra MK, Davis SL. “Impact of a Multidisciplinary Culture Follow-up Program of Antimicrobial Therapy in the Emergency Department.” Infect Dis Ther. 2014. Jun 3:45–53

Carreno JJ, Jaworski A. Kenney RM. Davis SL. “Comparative Incidence of Nephrotoxicity by Age Group Among Adult Patients Receiving Vancomycin,” Infect Dis Ther. 2013 Dec. 2: 201 – 208

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice