Steven leads the Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence (CPPE) in providing Vizient members and the health care community with clinical and industry-related insights into pharmaceuticals that support the Vizient mission to manage costs, improve quality of care and grow market performance. Steven and the CPPE team include trained pharmacists representing expertise in a wide range of clinical and operational pharmacy disciplines, including biosimilars, oncology, pediatrics, hazardous medications, drug supply, pharmacy operations, specialty pharmacy and regulatory compliance. From the expanding biosimilar markets to new gene therapies and other pipeline developments, Steven and this team apply their knowledge to maintaining a pulse on clinical, market and legislative developments, and forecast trends and potential impact to the Vizient community.
Steven is an industry leader and sought-after expert in the advancement and adoption of biosimilars. As a leading authority, he has been featured in multiple publications and broadcasts and is also the author of Biosimilars and Biologics: Implementation and Monitoring in a Healthcare Setting.
Steven is also a frequent contributor and presenter in support of Vizient’s advocacy and public policy initiatives, highlighting the strategic and high-value role of pharmacy in the health care setting. He has provided insights on topics including essential medications, drug shortages, white-bagging, the Unapproved Drug Initiative and 340B strategies. In addition, he represents Vizient at legislative listening sessions, FDA briefings and other policy-making and stakeholder engagement opportunities.
Vizient Newsroom: Breaking it Down: Biologics and Biosimilars with Steven Lucio - 2022, Insights Learned from the Biosimilars Survey: Q&A with Steven Lucio - 2022
Published: Biosimilars and Biologics: Implementation and Monitoring in a Healthcare Setting 1st Edition
Prior to joining Vizient, Steven practiced for almost 10 years within the Baylor Health Care System in various settings, including ICU clinical pharmacy and ambulatory care.
Steven holds a doctorate in pharmacy from Creighton University and a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.