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Ben Aronson

Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Pharmacy Practice
Robertson-Evans 203
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810

Benjamin D. Aronson, PharmD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy. Prior to joining the faculty at Ohio Northern University, he earned his PharmD in 2011 and his PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy in 2016, both from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. During his time as a graduate student he worked as a teaching and research assistant in the College of Pharmacy, and as a pharmacist at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Duluth, Minn.


Dr. Aronson integrates his knowledge and understanding of the health care system alongside his skills and fervor for research to positively shape the future of health care. He is passionate about professional association involvement and community outreach. His research interests include health professional student development, advancing health service access and quality, and improving health in underserved communities by understanding health behaviors and other social and structural determinants of health. Dr. Aronson’s teaching interests include the principles of pharmaceutical care, healthcare systems, quality in healthcare, and professional and leadership development of student pharmacists.


In 2017 Dr. Aronson was welcomed as an affiliate member of the Wulling Center for Innovation & Scholarship in Pharmacy Education, where he is involved in projects involving the study of professional engagement and student success. He is also actively involved in several state and national professional organizations, including the Ohio Pharmacists Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Quality Alliance.


His recent publications include:

Gonzalez MB, Aronson BD, Kellar S, Walls ML, Greenfield BL. Language as a facilitator of cultural connection. ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First Peoples’ Cultures. 2018 [In press].


Arbuckle C, Tomaszewski DM, Aronson BD, Brown L, Schommer J, Morisky D, Linstead E. Evaluating Factors Impacting Medication Adherence Among Rural, Urban, and Suburban Populations. Journal of Rural Health. 2018. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12291


Walls ML, Sittner KJ, Aronson BD, Forseberg A, Whitbeck L, al’Absi M. Stress Exposure and Physical, Mental, and Behavioral Health among American Indian Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(9): 1074. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14091074.


Tomaszewski DM, Aronson BD, Kading ML, Morisky D. Relationship between self-efficacy and patient knowledge on adherence to oral contraceptives using the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8). Reproductive Health. 2017;14:110. doi: 10.1186/s12978-017-0374-6.


Aronson BD, Janke KK. Measuring a state of mind indicative of thriving using the Student Pharmacist Inventory of Professional Engagement (S-PIPE). Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2017 [Epub ahead of print], doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.08.004.


Carlson AE, Aronson BD, Unzen ME, Benjamin GJ, Walls ML. Apathy and Type 2 Diabetes among American Indians: Exploring the Protective Effects of Traditional Cultural Involvement. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2017; 28, 770-783. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2017.0073.