Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS

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


What I do

As interim chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, I lead the formation of the department’s strategic direction and priorities to ensure the continued growth and development of the department and its faculty. I manage the resources required to support the department’s success and create the conditions for a high-performing and high-functioning work environment for the department’s faculty and staff.

Along with Katherine Yang, PharmD, MPH, I also assist in developing new models of pharmacy practice and foster patient care partner­ships with UCSF Health and external stakeholders in community pharmacy, public health, and other pharmacy schools.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

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

Clinical expertise


Professional background


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
  • Hospital Medication Systems
  • pharmacists
  • pharmacies
  • Oral Contraceptives, Hormonal
  • pharmaceutical services
  • Manuscripts, Medical as Topic
  • Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
  • Community Pharmacy Services
  • Anti-HIV Agents
  • Pyrrolidinones
  • Gastric Bypass
  • medication adherence
  • HIV Infections