Rhys Axon, PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy and Outcome
Dissertation Title: 
An investigation of differences in healthcare expenditure, health-related quality of life, perceived healthcare quality, access to medications, and respect shown by provider between opioid users and non-opioid users among a nationally representative sampl
Year Enrolled: 

University of Reading, MPharm University of Arizona, Certificate in college teaching University of Arizona, MS University of Arizona, PhD

Honors and Achievements: 
  • Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomic Research (HOPE) Centre travel grant (2015-2018)
  • University of Arizona Foundation Travel Award (2016)
  • University of Arizona Graduate and Professional Students Council (GPSC) Travel Grant (2016- 2018)
  • University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Travel Award (2016-2018)
  • University of Arizona GPSC Student Showcase Second Place Award for the Education category (2017)
  • William and Betty Milleson Fink Fellowship Award (2017)
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) travel grant (2018)
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Outstanding Student Chapter Award Third Place (2018)
  • The Joseph B. Ryan Memorial Award (2018)
  • University of Arizona Medication Management Center Research Team Travel Award (2018-2019)
  • University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Academic Excellence Award (2017-2018)
  • Lifetime member, Rho Chi Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy -University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Alpha Psi Chapter (2018)
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Distinguished Service Award (2018)
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) bronze medal abstract (2019)
  • Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) gold medal abstract (2019)
1. Axon DR, Vanova J, Edel C, Slack MK. Dietary supplement use, knowledge and perceptions among student pharmacists. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2017;81(5): Article 92. Doi: 10.5688/ajpe81592.

2. Bhattacharjee S, Axon DR, Goldstone L, Lee JK. Patterns and predictors of depression treatment among stroke survivors with depression in ambulatory settings in the United States. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2018;27(3):563-567. Doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2017.09.047.

Select Publications


Campbell PJ, Patel M, Martin JR, et al. "Systematic review and meta-analysis of community pharmacy error rates in the USA: 1993-2015." BMJ Open Qual. 2018;7(4):e000193. PMCID: PMC6173242  PMID: 30306141
Axon DRhys, Bhattacharjee S, Warholak TL, Slack MK. "Xm Scores for Estimating Total Exposure to Multimodal Strategies Identified by Pharmacists for Managing Pain: Validity Testing and Clinical Relevance." Pain Res Manag. 2018;2018:2530286. PMCID: PMC6311733  PMID: 30651900