Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS

Vice Chair of Faculty Development
McKesson Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology
Phone: +1 415 514-0892
Fax: +1 415 476-6632
521 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 3301
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

Educational programs

UCSF centers, institutes, and research programs

What I do

I serve as Vice Chair of Faculty Development where I share opportunities for career development, promote wellness, recruitment and retention, and provide mentorship around research. I am a clinical pharmacist for the UCSF Womens HIV Program. I educate UCSF students on HIV/AIDS, patient-provider communication, and research methods. I conduct research to develop and test interventions to improve adherence, on patient-provider communication, on use of antiretrovirals and other chronic medications, on opioid stewardship, and on treatment disparities.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

HIV, health disparities, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacy practice, medication adherence, implementation science

Clinical expertise



MAS, Clinical Research, University of California, San Francisco, 2008
PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 2001


Dr. Cocohoba is Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Cocohoba specializes in HIV/AIDS Ambulatory Care. She serves as the clinical pharmacist at the UCSF Womens’ HIV Program (WHP) where she optimizes antiretroviral therapy, patient adherence, conducts chronic disease management, and opioid stewardship. She also serves as a faculty advisor and research mentor for the Mabuhay Health Center, a UCSF student-run free clinic. Dr. Cocohoba conducts research on pharmacy-based interventions to improve adherence, antiretroviral therapy concordance with national treatment guidelines, sex-related HIV treatment disparities, patient/provider communication, and on health of Filipino-Americans.

Research keywords

  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Implementation Science
  • HIV
  • women
  • adherence
  • opioid
  • HIV Seropositivity
  • HIV Integrase Inhibitors
  • Text Messaging
  • Hospital Medication Systems
  • pharmacists
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Oral Contraceptives, Hormonal
  • pharmaceutical services
  • Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
  • Community Pharmacy Services
  • Anti-HIV Agents
  • Pyrrolidinones
  • Gastric Bypass
  • medication adherence
  • HIV Infections

Licensure and certifications

Geographic Information Sciences, Certificate, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, 2013
Implementation and Dissemination Sciences, Certificate, University of California, San Francisco, 2012
Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board Certified, 2008
American Academy of HIV Medicine, Expert, (AAHIVE), 2008
Licentiate in Pharmacy, California State Board of Pharmacy, 2002