Athena Cannon, PharmD

FUHN Clinical Pharmacist
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FUHN Clinical Pharmacist


Doctorate of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, Abilene, Texas

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Dr. Athena Cannon is a Clinical Pharmacist with the Federally Qualified Urban Health Network (FUHN) and practices comprehensive medication management (CMM) at two Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Minneapolis. She has a passion for providing interprofessional education, managing chronic conditions, and contributing to continuous quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Cannon currently serves as the Metro Board Member for the Minnesota Pharmacists Association and Events and Education Committee Liaison. She is also a consultant and educator in sports pharmacy and the founding chair of the U.S. Sports Pharmacy Group, a national non-profit established to bring awareness of the pharmacists role in working with athletes.
Dr. Cannon is a co-advisor for the Phi Delta Chi Theta Chapter and periodically provides guest lectures and takes students on rotation.
In her spare time, she loves to support the local coffee and performing arts scene in Minneapolis/St. Paul. In the summer she loves walking around the lakes with her husband and two dogs, Gerald and Arvin.

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Pharmacists Association
  • U.S. Sports Pharmacy Group
  • Texas Tech Alumni Association
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Phi Delta Chi

Clinical Interests

Chronic Disease Management, Sports Medicine, Anti-doping


Publications and Media


Cannon A, Howard M, Moon J, Sorensen T. Exploring the Medication-Related Needs of Sports Medicine Organizations. J. Am. Pharm. Assoc. 2023;63(4):S31-S38. DOI:
Brindle A, Gatchel RJ. What is AARP and How it helps Aging Adults. In: Gatchel RJ., Schultz IZ, Ray CT, Eds. Handbook of Rehabilitation in Older Adults. Switzerland: Springer; 2018:539-555. 
Gatchel RJ, Ray CT, Kishino N, Brindle A. Volume IV: Special issues in health psychology: The biopsychosocial model. The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology. New York US: John Wiley and Sons. 2018


Jawad A, Cannon A. The role of sports pharmacy in ant-doping. 2021. Versapak.

EMRX Pharmacy Near Me Podcast. Episode 9. Athena Cannon, PharmD. 2020.

21st Century PharmD Podcast; Episode 1. Athena Brindle, Class of 2020, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. 2020.

Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC). The Role of Pharmacy in Anti-Doping: An Interview with PharmD Student Athena Brindle. 2018.