Cathi Dennehy, PharmD

Dinno Kovic
Phone: +1 415 476-2862
Fax: +1 415 476-6632
521 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 3231
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States


What I do

My primary job responsibilities involve course coordination and teaching in the School of Pharmacy as well as health education to health care professionals and the public. I provide direct patient care in the anticoagulation clinic and in the Transitions of Care program. My area of research and clinical expertise is herbal medicine and dietary supplements. I also have a strong interest in women's health and have conducted research in this area.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

alternative medicine, herbal treatments, dietary supplements, women’s health

Clinical expertise

alternative medicine, Anticoagulation, women's health

Professional background


Dr. Dennehy is a Clinical Professor in the School of Pharmacy. She served as the residency program director to the first year Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Residency Training Program for 16 years, from 2001-2017 and continues to enjoy mentoring students and residents in attaining their career goals. She is internationally known for her expertise in herbs and dietary supplements based on her publications, clinical research, affiliations, speaking engagements and health education. In the School of Pharmacy, she serves as theme director for gastrointestinal therapeutics. She is co-chair of the Interprofessional Core Classroom committee and school lead in IPE for the School of Pharmacy. Dr. Dennehy provides regular direct patient care in both the Anticoagualtion and the Transitions of Care clinics, where she also precepts students and residents.

Research keywords

  • dietary supplements
  • Midwifery
  • Nurse-Patient Relations
  • Minerals
  • Marketing
  • Herb-Drug Interactions
  • Trace Elements
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Community Health Centers
  • Plant Preparations
  • Chinese Herbal Drugs
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Vitamins
  • Fatty Acids, Omega-3
  • Phytotherapy