Christopher Edwards, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Clinical Professor

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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Education & Post Graduate Training: 

2009 PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
2010 PGY2 Specialty Residency in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Practice, the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy

Areas of Research: 

Emergency medicine pharmacotherapy
Pain relief and sedation
Rapid sequence intubation
Trauma resuscitation

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Jeffers T, Darling B, Edwards C, Vadiei N. "Efficacy of Combination Haloperidol, Lorazepam, and Diphenhydramine vs. Combination Haloperidol and Lorazepam in the Treatment of Acute Agitation: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study." J Emerg Med. 2022;62(4):516-523. PMID: 35287982
Edwards CJ, Ng V, Hurst NB, Contreras J, Shirazi FMazda. "Pharmacy Calls for Prescription Clarification at an Academic Emergency Department." J Emerg Med. 2022. PMID: 35296394


Baumann GP, Robertson W, Guinn A, et al. "The Effects of Dexamethasone on the Time to Pain Resolution in Dental Periapical Abscess." J Emerg Med. 2021;60(4):506-511. PMID: 33483197
Cornelison BR, Al-Mohaish S, Sun Y, Edwards CJ. "Accuracy of Google Translate in translating the directions and counseling points for top-selling drugs from English to Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish." Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2021;78(22):2053-2058. PMID: 34048533


Edwards CJ, Miller A, J Cobb P, Erstad BL. "The pharmacist's role in disaster research response." Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2020;77(13):1054-1059. PMCID: PMC7455762  PMID: 32350533
Acquisto NM, Cushman JT, Rice AD, Edwards CJ. "Collaboration by emergency medicine pharmacists and prehospital services providers." Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2020;77(12):918-921. PMID: 32377687


Wong F, Edwards CJ, Jarrell DH, Patanwala AE. "Comparison of lower-dose versus higher-dose intravenous naloxone on time to recurrence of opioid toxicity in the emergency department." Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2018:1-6. PMID: 30032680
DeAngelo J, Jarrell DH, Cosgrove R, Camamo J, Edwards CJ, Patanwala AE. "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. 2018;75(15):1103-1109. PMID: 29941507
Kilber E, Jarrell DH, Sakles JC, Edwards CJ, Patanwala AE. "Analgosedative interventions after rapid sequence intubation with rocuronium in the emergency department." Am J Emerg Med. 2018;36(7):1129-1133. PMID: 29157794


Culver MA, Richards EC, Jarrell DH, Edwards CJ. "Use of Prophylactic Ondansetron with Intravenous Opioids in Emergency Department Patients: A Prospective Observational Pilot Study." J Emerg Med. 2017;53(5):629-634. PMID: 28987314