Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD

Phone: +1 415 514-0892
Fax: +1 415 476-6632

Educational programs

UCSF centers, institutes, and research programs

What I do

My research interests focus on developing and testing interventions to improve medication adherence, patient-provider communication, antiretroviral use and the use of other medications for chronic diseases in persons living with HIV, opioid stewardship, and treatment disparities.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

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

Clinical expertise



MAS, 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 at the UCSF Womens’ HIV Program (WHP) where she supports antiretroviral therapy, patient adherence, 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 to HIV antiretroviral medicines, antiretroviral therapy concordance with national treatment guidelines, sex-related HIV treatment disparities, patient/provider communication, and on health of Filipino-Americans.

Licensure and certifications

Licentiate 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