Anthony Olson, PhD, PharmD, MEd

Assistant Professor (Adjunct), College of Pharmacy

Anthony Olson

Contact Info

olso2001@umn.edu

Lab Phone 218-786-1754

Office Address:
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Pharmaceutical Sciences
130 Life Science
1110 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Mailing Address:
Essentia Institute of Rural Health
6AV-2
502 E. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55805

Lab Address:
Essentia Institute of Rural Health
6AV-2
502 E. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55805

Assistant Professor (Adjunct), College of Pharmacy

Research Scientist - Essentia Institute of Rural Health


PhD, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy (Social & Administrative Pharmacy), Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020

PharmD, University of Minnesota, Duluth MN, 2015

MEd, George Mason University (College of Education & Human Development), Fairfax VA, 2009

BA, St. Olaf College, Northfield MN, 2007

Summary

Anthony W. Olson (he/him) is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and research scientist at the Essentia Institute of Rural Health in Duluth, Minnesota. Dr. Olson's research advances understanding, development and evaluation of the nexus of person-centeredness, practice-based research, and community-integrated health systems. He has served as the Speaker of the House of Delegates for the Minnesota Pharmacists Association and a national officer for the American Pharmacist Association - Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science. Dr. Olson has had outpatient pharmacy practice experience in Queensland, Australia; the Indian Health Service in the Navajo Nation; and continues to practice in outpatient settings at Essentia Health in Duluth, Minnesota.

Expertise

  • Person-centeredness
  • Community-integrated health care systems in rural areas
  • Practice-based research

Awards & Recognition

  • 2019: Distinguished Young Pharmacist – Minnesota Pharmacists Association, Sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual Companies
  • 2017: Albert I. Wertheimer Leadership Fellowship in SAPh – University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy
  • 2016: Practice-Based Research Methods Fellowship, Funding provided by Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) – Centers of Excellence in Practice-Based Research Learning
  • 2015: Commencement Speaker, Class of 2015 – University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy (Duluth)
  • 2015: Lilly Achievement Award – University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy
  • 2014: Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award – United States 

Professional Associations

  • Academy Health
  • American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • Duluth Area Pharmacists (DAP)
  • Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN)
  • Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPhA)
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Ambassadors Program       

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Patient Centricity, Pharmacist-delivered Patient-centered Care, Pharmacist Services, Pharmacist Workforce

Publications

  • Olson AW, Stratton TP, Isetts BJ, et al. (2021). Seeing the elephant: A systematic scoping review and comparison of patient-centeredness conceptualizations from three seminal perspectives. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 
  • Olson AW, Vaidyanathan R, Stratton TP, et al. (2021). Patient-centered care preferences and expectations in outpatient pharmacist practice: A three archetype heuristic. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 
  • Knapp KK, Olson AW, Schommer JC, Gaither CA, Mott DA, & Doucette WR. (May 2019). Retail Clinics Co-Located with Pharmacies: A Delphi Study of Pharmacist Impacts and Recommendations for Optimization. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, In press. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2019.04.014. Retrieved from https://www.japha.org/article/S1544-3191(19)30197-9/fulltext
  • Schommer JC, Olson AW, Isetts BJ. (May 2019). Transforming Community-based Pharmacy Practice through Financially Sustainable Centers for Health and Personal Care. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 59(3), 306-309. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2018.10.009. Retrieved from https://www.japha.org/article/S1544-3191(18)30439-4/fulltext
  • Olson AW, Schommer JC, Hadsall RS. (Jun 2018). A 15 Year Ecological Comparison for the Market Dynamics of Minnesota Community Pharmacies from 2002 to 2017. Pharmacy, 6(2), 50. Retrieved from http://www.mdpi.com/2226-4787/6/2/50
  • Olson AW, Isetts BJ, Kondic AM, & Schommer JC. (Jul 2017). Comparing the research contributions of Community Pharmacy Foundation funding on practice innovation between non-academics and academics. Innovations in Pharmacy, 8(3). Retrieved from http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/innovations/vol8/iss3/3
  • Schommer JC, Tieger PD, Olson AW, & Brown LM. (May 2017). Modifiable Health-Risk Factors and Personality Type. Innovations in Pharmacy, 8(2). Retrieved from http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/innovations/vol8/iss2/15
  • Isetts BJ, Olson AW, Kondic AM, & Schommer JC. (Jan 2017). An evaluation of the distribution, scope, and impact of the Community Pharmacy Foundation grants completed by academic principal investigators between 2002 and 2015. Innovations in Pharmacy, 8(1). Retrieved from http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/innovations/vol8/iss1/7/
  • Schommer JC, Tieger PD, Olson AW, & Brown LM. (Jan 2017). Applying Personality Type Theory to Develop Individualized Wellness Plans for Reducing Chronic Disease. Innovations in Pharmacy, 8(1). Retrieved from http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/innovations/vol8/iss1/7/
  • Olson AW, Schommer JC, Mott DA, & Brown LB. (Oct 2016). Financial Hardship from Purchasing Medications for Senior Citizens before and after the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Findings from 1998, 2001, and 2015. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 22(10). doi:10.18553/jmcp.2016.22.10.1150.
  • Gionfriddo MR & Olson AW. (Nov 2015). “Engaging Patients in Healthcare and Decision-Making: Understanding and Facilitating the Process,” in Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care. Third Edition, Nathaniel M. Rickles, Albert I Wertheimer, Jon C. Schommer, Editors, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2015.
  • Schommer JC, Tieger PD, Olson AW, Brown LM, & Tomaszewski DM. (Oct 2015). Development of the adherence predictive index for medication taking. Innovations in Pharmacy, 7 (1). Retrieved from http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/innovations/vol7/iss1/11

Teaching

Courses

Course Director: Phar 6720: Pharmaceutical Care Skills Lab I, core course in Pharm.D. curriculum (Spring 2020)

Course Director: Phar 6710: Pharmaceutical Care Skills Lab I, core course in Pharm.D. curriculum (Fall 2019)

Course Instructor: Phar 4200: Drugs and the United States Healthcare System, undergraduate and graduate level elective online course (Fall 2015 - Spring 2019)