UCSF

Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS

Professor
Vice Chair of Faculty Development
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

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

HIV/AIDS

Degrees

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

Biography

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.

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