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Anthony Olson, PhD, is a researcher at the Essentia Institute of Rural Health in Duluth, Minnesota, who also practices as a pharmacist. He received a doctor of pharmacy in 2015 and a doctorate in 2020 from the University of Minnesota. His work is grounded in patient-centered care principles; health behavior theories; decision-making theories; and cognitive, social, and behavioral psychology. Areas of research specialization include: evaluation of patient preferences and experiences of care encounters with pharmacists; patients' processing of medication information and resultant decision making; health services program evaluation; health systems improvement; and legislative, policy, and workforce effects on the delivery of pharmacist services.

His passion for patient-centered care comes from a belief and lived experience that the key to quality health care is first determining what matters to patients rather than what is the matter with them.

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