Faculty and Staff Biography

 
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Scott Coon

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Division of Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
 

Education

Dr. Coon received his Pharm.D. from the State University of New York University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Coon completed a post-graduate year 1 & 2 residency training at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and St. Louis County Department of Health (ASHP accredited).

Specialty

Dr. Coon is BPS Board Certified in Ambulatory Care and Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Coon specializes in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (e.g. appropriate use of statins and aspirin), diabetes mellitus, hypertension, anticoagulation, smoking cessation, and the use of natural products.

Current Research

Dr. Coon's current research interests include: medication-assisted therapy (i.e. opioid withdrawal and maintenance), tramadol for opiate withdrawal, medicinal cannabis use, herbals/supplements, primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in underserved populations, nonsterile compounded preparations, and expansion of the pharmacists' scope of practice.

Current Courses, Activities, and Scholarly Interest

Dr. Coon's favorite courses are integrated pharmacotherapy and the advanced pharmacy practice experience. Dr. Coon's current research interests include: medication-assisted therapy for opioid use disorder, cannabis and herbals/supplement use, primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in underserved populations, and expansion of the pharmacists' scope of practice.

When he's not teaching, Dr. Coon enjoys working on various DIY projects, laboring over the perfect cup of coffee, discussing the latest beer & mead releases, walking his cat, and reading/listening to fiction (Pierce Brown, Libba Bray, Scott Hawkins, Philip Pullman). For most of the year, Dr. Coon stays active outdoors as a runner / hiker, but will shred mountains on his snowboard when given the opportunity. Dr. Coon enjoys traveling immensely and often takes way more pictures than necessary.

Vita Highlights

  • Clinical Assitant Professor, St. Louis College of Pharmacy (2017 - Present)
  • Clinical Assitant Professor, Oregon State University / Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy (2015 - 2017)
  • Adjunct professor, National University of Natural Medicine (2015-2017)
  • Residency Site Coordinator for PGY1 Residency at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and St. Louis County Department of Public Health (2018 - Present)
  • Residency Program Director for PGY2 Ambulatory Care at the OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy and OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond, FQHC (2016-2017)
  • APhA-APPM DM SIG Education Committee Co-Chair (2018 - present)
  • ACCP Public and Professional Relations Committee Vice-chair (2016-2017)
  • BPS Board Certification in Ambulatory Care (2016- present) and Pharmacotherapy (2014-present)
  • ACCP MeRIT 2018-20 participant and recipient of the 2018 ACCP Am Care PRN MeRIT Scholarship

About

Dr. Coon, a native of Syracuse, NY, received his PharmD from the State University of New York University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and completed his PGY1&2 residency training at St. Louis College of Pharmacy / St. Louis County Department of Health.