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Surrey M. Walton, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics


Building & Room:

264 College of Pharmacy


833 S. Wood Street Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone:

(312) 413-2775

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Dr. Surrey Walton is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy, and assistant director of the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research in the UIC College of Pharmacy. He is also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Economics at UIC. He was a founding member of the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research in 2002.

He collaborated in research with Dr. Judith Cooksey and others in the Midwest Center for Health Workforce Studies at IHRP in 2001-2007, and became that center's principal investigator after Dr. Cooksey left UIC.

Dr. Walton holds a BS in economics from UCLA, and a master's and doctorate degree in economics from the University of Chicago, where he specialized in labor and health economics. He conducts quantitative research in health services evaluation, health economics, pharmacoeconomics, and health care labor markets.

Selected Publications

For more peer-reviewed articles by Dr. Walton, see this PubMed list.

Mosnaim GS, Weinstein SM, Pugach O, et al. Design and baseline characteristics of a low-income urban cohort of children with asthma: The Asthma Action at Erie Trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019;79:55–65. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2019.02.006.

Muramatsu N, Yin L, Berbaum ML, et al. Promoting Seniors’ Health With Home Care Aides: A Pilot. Gerontologist. 2018;58(4):779–788. doi:10.1093/geront/gnx101.

Liu FX, Alexander GC, Crawford SY, Pickard AS, Hedeker D, Walton SM. The impact of Medicare Part D on out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, medication utilization, health resource utilization, and preference-based health utility. Health Serv Res. 2011 Aug;46(4):1104-1123. [See abstract.]

Walton SM, Schumock GT, Alexander GC, Meltzer D, Stafford RS. Importance of distinguishing supported and unsupported off-label drug use. Archives Int Med. 2010;170(7):657-658.

Schumock GT, Shields KL, Walton SM, Barnum DT. Data envelopment analysis: a method for comparing hospital pharmacy productivity. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009 Sep 15;66(18):1660-5.

Walton SM, Knapp KK, Miller L, Schumock GT.  Examination of state-level changes in the pharmacist labor market using Census data.  J Am Pharm Assoc (2003).  2007 May-Jun;47(3):348-357.

Gupta SR, Wojtynek JE, Walton SM, Botticelli JT, Shields KL, Quad JE, Schumock GT. Monitoring of pharmacy staffing, workload, and productivity in community hospitals. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2006 Sep 15;63(18):1728-34.

Knapp KK, Quist RM, Walton SM, Miller LM. Update on the pharmacist shortage: National and state data through 2003. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2005;62: 492-499.

Walton SM, Graves PE, Sexton RL. New entry and the rate of return to education: the case of registered nurses. Atl Econ J. 2005;33: 325-336.

Walton SM. The pharmacist shortage and medication errors: Issues and evidence. J Med Syst. 2004; 28(1): 63-69.

Walton SM, Byck GR, Cooksey JA, Kaste LM. Assessing differences in hours worked between male and female dentists: An analysis of cross-sectional national survey data from 1979 through 1999. J Am Dent Assoc. 2004:135: 637-645.

Walton SM, Cooksey JA, Knapp K, Miller L, Quist R. An analysis of pharmacists and the total pharmacist-related workforce from 1998-2000: Assessing workforce predictors and differences across states. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2004;44(6): 673-83.

Schumock GT, Walton SM, Crawford S, Sarawate C. Pharmaceutical services in rural hospitals in Illinois, 2001. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2003; 60: 666-674.

Walton S, Byck G, Cooksey J, Kaste L. Differences between male and female dentists in workforce patterns, 1979-1998. J Public Health Dent. 2002;2(4): 237.

Walton SM, Cooksey JA. Differences between male and female pharmacists in part-time status and employment setting. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2001;41: 703-708.

Notable Honors

January 2003, Invited Lecturer, Workshop on Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes, KhonKaen University, Thailand

November 2000, Panel Member on Pharmacy Workforce, NABP/NAACP District IV Annual Meeting