Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Athens
Clinical Associate Professor

Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Athens


Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2010

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Practice , Puget Sound VA Health Services, WA 2011

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency , University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 2012

Areas of Expertise

Research Areas: Contraception, medication use during pregnancy, medication access and adherence

Opportunities for Collaboration: Medication access and use, and the corresponding relationship with reproductive health outcomes

Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • ACCP Best Poster Award 2017 Annual Meeting: Stone RH, Ernest D, Scutt B, Hur S, Rafie S. Oral emergency contraception access and patient counseling: Are there differences between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan pharmacies in Georgia?
  • ACCP Mentored Research Investigator Training Program (MeRIT) 2015-2017
  • ACCP Ambulatory Care & Endocrine PRN Walk Rounds, 2nd Place Poster, November 2013: Stone RH, Bress AP, Nutescu EA, Shapiro NL. Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) in a sickle cell subset population: a retrospective cohort evaluation at a university teaching hospital antithrombosis clinic
  • ACCP Ambulatory Care & Endocrine PRN Walk Rounds, 1st Place Poster, November 2012: Rebecca H. Stone, PharmD, Sarah Elliott, PharmD, Edith A. Nutescu, PharmD, and Nancy L. Shapiro, PharmD. Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis: a retrospective cohort evaluation at a university teaching hospital antithrombosis clinic
  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
Research Interests

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,  Medication use during pregnancy, Medication adherence

Selected Publications

A full list of publications can be found at the links below:

Google Scholar Profile

Pub Med Profile


Recent Publications 

Stone RH, Gross S, Reardon B, Young HN. Emergency Contraception Access and Counseling in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Pharmacies in Georgia. J Pharm Pract.

Beal JL, Reed JB, Stone RH, Satterfield KG, Meredith AH. Pharmacist-prescribed hormonal contraception services: A systematic review of implementation studiesJ Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2021; 1- 14. doi:10.1002/jac5.1539

Rikard R, Elliott J, Dalton E, Stone RH. Pharmacist-Prescribed Hormonal Contraception: Does Didactic Hormonal Contraception Education Affect Student Pharmacist Perceptions of This Professional Activity? Pharmacy. 2021; 9(3):145.

Stone RH, Cieri-Hutcherson NE, Vernon V, Arellano R, Mospan C, Harris JB, Barnes KN, Griffin BL, Lodise NM, Patel J, Rafie S, Vest K. An Integrative Review of Curricular Considerations for Preparing Student Pharmacists to Prescribe Hormonal Contraception. Am J Pharm Educ. 2021 Aug 12:8667. doi: 10.5688/ajpe8667. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34385172.

Stone RH, Rafie S. Medication abortion: Advocating for mifepristone dispensing by pharmacists [published online ahead of print, 2021 May 7]. Contraception. 2021;S0010-7824(21)00145-1. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2021.04.029


Selected Publications

Stone RH, Abousad M, Abousad A, Kobak, W. A Systematic Review of Intravaginal Diazepam for the Treatment of Pelvic Floor Hypertonic Disorder. J Clin Pharmacol. 2020 Dec;60 Suppl 2:S110-S120. doi: 10.1002/jcph.1775

Stone RH, Griffin B, Fusco R, Vest K, Tran T, Gross S. Factors affecting contraception access and use in patients with opioid use disorder. J Clin Pharmacol. 2020 Dec;60 Suppl 2:S63-S73. doi: 10.1002/jcph.1772.

Stone RH, Rafie S, Ernest D, Scutt B. Emergency Contraception Access and Counseling in Urban Pharmacies: A comparison between states with and without pharmacist prescribing. Pharmacy 2020, 8, 105. doi:10.3390/pharmacy8020105

Cieri-Hutcherson N, Harris J, Karaoui L, Lodise N, Stone RH, Vernon V. Infertility Management and Pharmacotherapy: What Every Pharmacist Should Know. J Pharm Pract. 2020 Jun 26;897190020930969. doi: 10.1177/0897190020930969

Stone RH, Rafie S, Shealy K, Griffin B, Stein AB. Pharmacist self-perception of readiness to prescribe hormonal contraception and additional training needs. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2020 Jan;12(1):27-34.

Stone RH. Emergency Contraception: More than just Plan B. Pharmacotherapy Casebook 11th edition. McGraw-Hill Education. April 2020. 

Ti A, Stone RH, Whiteman M, Curtis K. Safety and effectiveness of hormonal contraception for women who use opioids: a systematic review. Contraception. 2019 Sep 1. pii: S0010-7824(19)30403-2. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2019.08.006.

Rafie S, Cieri-Hutcherson NE, Frame TR, Griffin, B, Harris JB, Horlen C, Shealy K, Stein AB, Stone RH, Vest K, Westberg S, Yancey AM,. (2019). Pharmacists’ Perspectives on Prescribing and Expanding Access to Hormonal Contraception in Pharmacies in the United States. J Pharm Pract. 2019 Aug 7:897190019867601. doi: 10.1177/0897190019867601

Stone RH, Anguiano R, Falk K, Bobowski C, Alvarez P, Mastrogiannis D. Latency of 17OHP delivery from prescription to first dose in patients receiving compound vs commercial product and patient outcomes. Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2018 Jun;3:276-284

Griffin BL, Stone RH, El-Ibiary SY, Westberg S, Shealy K, Forinash A, Yancey A, Vest K, Karaoui LR, Rafie S, Horlen C, Lodise N, Cieri-Hutcherson N, McBane S, Simonyan A. Guide for Drug Selection During Pregnancy and Lactation: What Pharmacists Need to Know for Current Practice.  Ann Pharmacother. 2018 Mar. doi: 10.1177/1060028018764447

Stone RH, Stack NL. Emergency Contraception. In: Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program, 2018 Book 2. Women’s and Men’s Care. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2018: 153-67.

Stone RH, Bobowski C, Milikhiker N, Anguiano RH, Mastrogiannis D. Prevention of Preterm Labor with 17α-Hydroxyprogesterone (17OHP) Caproate: A Comparison of Adverse Drug Reaction Rates between Compounded and Commercial Formulations. Am J Perinatol. 2017 Dec;34(14):1436-1441. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1604195

Stone RH, Rafie S, El-Ibiary S, Vernon V, Lodise N. Emergency Contraception Algorithm and Guide for Clinicians. Nurs Womens Health. 2017 Aug – Sep;21(4):297-305. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2017.06.005

Tran T, Griffin B, Stone RH, Vest K, Todd T. Methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone for the treatment of opioid use disorder in pregnancy. Pharmacotherapy. 2017 May 24. doi: 10.1002/phar.1958

Rafie S, Stone RH, Wilkinson T,  Borgelt L, El-Ibiary S, Ragland D. Role of the community pharmacist in emergency contraception counselling and delivery: current trends and future prospects. Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice. 2017; 6:99-108. doi: 10.2147/IPRP.S99541

Stone RH. Chronic diseases in pregnancy. In: Dong BJ, Elliott DP, eds. Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program, 2015 Book 2. Women’s and Men’s Care. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2015:81-102.

Perry R, Stone RH, Haider S. (2014) Contraceptive Agents and Drug Interactions. In Allen, RH., & Cwiak, CA (Eds.), Contraception for the Medically Challenging Patient (pages). Location: Springer Publishing. 2014. 

Stone RH, Lodise NM, Morin A, Rafie S. What is the restriction on over-the-counter EC access today? J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jul;55(1):148. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.04.001

Stone RH, Rafie S, El-Ibiary SY, Karaoui LR, Shealy KM, Vernon VP. Oral contraceptive pills and possible adverse effects. Journal of Symptoms and Signs. 2014; 3(4): 282-291.

Stone RH, Hong J, Hyunyoung J. Pharmacokinetics of monoclonal antibodies used for inflammatory bowel diseases in pregnancy.   J Clin Toxicol. 2014; 4:209. doi: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000209


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