Prior to joining C-Path, Dr. Stephen Joel Coons was a professor in the College of Pharmacy and the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at The University of Arizona. In addition, Dr. Coons served as co-director of the Arizona Cancer Center’s Behavioral Measurements Shared Service. For over two decades, the primary focus of his research has been the measurement of patient-reported outcomes, including health-related quality of life.
After receiving a BS in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut, Dr. Coons completed a hospital pharmacy residency at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and earned an MS in pharmacy, an MEd in higher education, and a PhD in pharmacy (administrative and behavioral sciences) at The University of Arizona. His post-doctoral training in health outcomes research was completed at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Previous academic appointments have been in the colleges of pharmacy, medicine, and allied health professions at the University of Kentucky and in the Division of Health Care Sciences at the UCSD School of Medicine. Dr. Coons is an emeritus professor at The University of Arizona and a fellow in the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.