Christopher Edwards, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science

Christopher Edwards, PharmD, BCPS, assistant professor, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice and Science and clinical assistant professor, emergency medicine, the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine—specializes in emergency medicine pharmacotherapy. Edwards worked as a clinical pharmacist in the emergency department of Banner University Medical Center Tucson, before becoming senior manager, clinical pharmacy services at Banner University Medical Center Tucson.

The author of numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, he earned the William L. Fritz Preceptor of the Year Award from the University of Arizona. Edwards belongs to the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

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Research Interests: 
  • Emergency medicine pharmacotherapy
  • Pain relief and sedation
  • Rapid sequence intubation
  • Toxicology

PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008

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Kilber, E., D. H. Jarrell, J. C. Sakles, C. J. Edwards, and A. E. Patanwala, "Analgosedative interventions after rapid sequence intubation with rocuronium in the emergency department.", Am J Emerg Med, vol. 36, issue 7, pp. 1129-1133, 2018 Jul.
Wong, F., C. J. Edwards, D. H. Jarrell, and A. E. Patanwala, "Comparison of lower-dose versus higher-dose intravenous naloxone on time to recurrence of opioid toxicity in the emergency department.", Clin Toxicol (Phila), pp. 1-6, 2018 Jul 23.
DeAngelo, J., D. H. Jarrell, R. Cosgrove, J. Camamo, C. J. Edwards, and A. E. Patanwala, "Comparison of blood product use and costs with use of 3-factor versus 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate for off-label indications.", Am J Health Syst Pharm, vol. 75, issue 15, pp. 1103-1109, 2018 Aug 01.