Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD

Phone: +1 415 514-0892
Fax: +1 415 476-6632
533 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 585H
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

Educational programs

UCSF centers, institutes, and research programs

What I do

My research focuses on developing and testing interventions to improve medication adherence, pharmacist communication around adherence, determining associations between refill patterns and HIV antiretroviral adherence, antiretroviral pharmacoepidemiology and guideline concordance, and antiretroviral treatment disparities.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

Health disparities, Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacy practice

Clinical expertise



Masters, Advanced Studies in Clinical Research, University of California, San Francisco, 2008
PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 2001


Dr. Cocohoba is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy 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 responsible for developing and maintaining the treatment adherence program at the UCSF Womens’ HIV Program (WHP). She also serves as a faculty advisor and research mentor for the UCSF student-run free clinic, the Mabuhay Health Center. Dr. Cocohoba conducts research on pharmacy-based interventions to improve adherence to HIV antiretroviral medicines, antiretroviral therapy concordance with national treatment guidelines, sex-related HIV treatment disparities, and on health of Filipino-Americans.

Licensure and certifications

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