David Rhys Axon, PhD, MPharm, MS

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice & Science

Rhys Axon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson. Dr. Axon serves as an investigator at the center for health outcomes and pharmacoeconomics (HOPE) and on the Medication Management Center/SinfoniaRx research team. Dr. Axon’s research and teaching interests include improving the economic, clinical, and humanistic outcomes associated with managing chronic conditions, particularly pain and the opioid crisis. He is also interested in pharmacy education, research design, and social & administrative pharmacy. He uses both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in his research, including: survey design, focus groups and interviews, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, administrative claims databases, clinical outcomes assessment, and pharmacoeconomic methodologies. He also supports student pharmacists and pharmacists with scholarly activities and seeks to demonstrate the value of the pharmacy profession. Dr. Axon is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Association of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) among others.

Education & Post Graduate Training: 

Master of Pharmacy, The University of Reading, 2014
MS, The University of Arizona, 2017
PhD, The University of Arizona, 2019

Select Publications


Axon DRhys, Taylor AM, Vo D, Bingham J. "Initial assessment of an interprofessional team-delivered telehealth program for patients with epilepsy." Epilepsy Res.. 2019;158:106235. PMID: 31726287
Tetuan C, Axon DRhys, Bingham J, et al. "Assessing the Effect of a Telepharmacist's Recommendations During an Integrated, Interprofessional Telehealth Appointment and Their Alignment with Quality Measures." J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2019;25(12):1334-1339. PMID: 31778622