Christopher Edwards, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP

Assistant Clinical Professor

Christopher Edwards, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP assistant clinical 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. He maintains a clinical practice in the emergency department of Banner University Medical Center Tucson.

He has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and serves as co-editor of a textbook titled "Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Values." He has earned several awards for didactic and bedside teaching and leadership. He earned the William L. Fritz Preceptor of the Year Award from the University of Arizona. Edwards is a fellow of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists.

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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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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
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


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
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


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