Dr. Johnny R. Stephens completed his Doctorate in Pharmacy and Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy (OU-COP). Research and education has been a priority since the completion of his fellowship at OU-COP. He has been very fortunate to work collaboratively with many capable faculty on clinical trials as well as writing manuscripts. Johnny has continued to evolve his role in research to include residents and students into the process. His research has been varied to include prospective investigator initiated trials, prospective clinical trials, retrospective studies, case-control studies, case reports, literature reviews, and review articles.
He has published articles in: AIDS, The AIDS Reader, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, Hospital Pharmacy, Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Journal of the Oklahoma Osteophathic Association, and the Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. He has reviewed articles for Annals for Pharmacotherapy and Evidence Based Hospital Medicine.
The research and reviews he has participated in have been well represented at local, national, and international meetings. Included in these presentations have been student and resident posters which he has helped learners gain exposure and experience in presenting on the national level. Some of these meetings include: American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, Western Region Pharmacy Student Research Conference, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, First International Conference on Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy, and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) Annual Meeting as well as several others.
Johnny’s clinical research started with participation in clinical trials with various researchers which continues today and has continued to evolve into a leadership position within both the Department of Internal Medicine as well as OSU-CHS. Clinical trials research continues to be his most abundant contribution to research and has grown from participating in the research as a principal investigator to now helping guide the college of medicine in expanding this activity.