Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD

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  • Professor, School of Pharmacy


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.

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  1. Edmonds A, Breskin A, Cole SR, Westreich D, Ramirez C, Cocohoba J, Wingood G, Cohen MH, Golub ET, Kassaye SG, Metsch LR, Sharma A, Konkle-Parker D, Wilson TE, Adimora AA. Poverty, deprivation, and mortality risk among women with HIV in the United States. Epidemiology. 2021 Aug 03. View on Pubmed
  2. Chandran A, Bhondoekhan F, Wilson TE, Milam J, Cohen MH, Adimora AA, Adedimeji A, Cocohoba J, Parish C, Holstad M, Kassaye S, Kempf MC. Intensity of Social Support Matters: A Latent Class Analysis to Identify Levels of Social Support Associated with Optimal Health Outcomes Among Women Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2021 Jul 21. View on Pubmed
  3. Breskin A, Edmonds A, Cole SR, Westreich D, Cocohoba J, Cohen MH, Kassaye SG, Metsch LR, Sharma A, Williams MS, Adimora AA. Corrigendum to: G-computation for policy-relevant effects of interventions on time-to-event outcomes. Int J Epidemiol. 2021 May 17; 50(2):701. View on Pubmed
  4. Schnittman SR, Zepf R, Cocohoba J, Sears D. Brief Report: Heplisav-B Seroprotection in People With HIV: A Single-Center Experience. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2021 04 01; 86(4):445-449. View on Pubmed
  5. Sánchez SA, Ramay BM, Zook J, de Leon O, Peralta R, Juarez J, Cocohoba J. Toward improved adherence: a text message intervention in an human immunodeficiency virus pediatric clinic in Guatemala City. Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Mar 12; 100(10):e24867. View on Pubmed
  6. Philbin MM, Parish C, Kinnard EN, Reed SE, Kerrigan D, Alcaide ML, Cohen MH, Sosanya O, Sheth AN, Adimora AA, Cocohoba J, Goparaju L, Golub ET, Fischl M, Metsch LR. Interest in Long-Acting Injectable Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (LAI PrEP) Among Women in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS): A Qualitative Study Across Six Cities in the United States. AIDS Behav. 2021 Mar; 25(3):667-678. View on Pubmed
  7. Susan Chang, Marilyn Stebbins, Edward A. Witt, Heather Kirkham, Troy Santos, Jennifer Cocohoba. Medication-related problems in chronic inflammatory conditions: a pharmacy claims and electronic health record analysis. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2021 Feb 1. View on Pubmed
  8. Breskin A, Edmonds A, Cole SR, Westreich D, Cocohoba J, Cohen MH, Kassaye SG, Metsch LR, Sharma A, Williams MS, Adimora AA. G-computation for policy-relevant effects of interventions on time-to-event outcomes. Int J Epidemiol. 2021 01 23; 49(6):2021-2029. View on Pubmed
  9. Philbin MM, Parish C, Bergen S, Kerrigan D, Kinnard EN, Reed SE, Cohen MH, Sosanya O, Sheth AN, Adimora AA, Cocohoba J, Goparaju L, Golub ET, Fischl M, Alcaide ML, Metsch LR. A Qualitative Exploration of Women's Interest in Long-Acting Injectable Antiretroviral Therapy Across Six Cities in the Women's Interagency HIV Study: Intersections with Current and Past Injectable Medication and Substance Use. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2021 01; 35(1):23-30. View on Pubmed
  10. Jason J Schafer, Neha S Pandit, Agnes Cha, Emily Huesgen, Melissa E Badowski, Elizabeth Sherman, Jennifer Cocohoba, Ayako Shimada, Scott Keith. 1044. The Incidence and Severity of Drug interactions Before and After Switching Antiretroviral Therapy to Bictegravir/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide in Treatment Experienced Patients. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2020 Dec 31; 7(Suppl 1):s551-s552. View on Pubmed
  11. Samuel Schnittman, Roland Zepf, Jennifer Cocohoba, David Sears. 21. Current and Nadir CD4+ Counts Are Associated with Heplisav-B Seroprotection Rates in People with HIV. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2020 Dec 31; 7(Suppl 1):s33-s35. View on Pubmed
  12. Schafer JJ, Pandit NS, Cha A, Huesgen E, Badowski M, Sherman EM, Cocohoba J, Shimada A, Keith SW. Incidence and Severity of Drug Interactions Before and After Switching Antiretroviral Therapy to Bictegravir/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide in Treatment-Experienced Patients. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jan; 8(1):ofaa625. View on Pubmed
  13. Summers NA, Lahiri CD, Angert CD, Aldredge A, Mehta CC, Ofotokun I, Kerchberger AM, Gustafson D, Weiser SD, Kassaye S, Konkle-Parker D, Sharma A, Adimora AA, Bolivar H, Cocohoba J, French AL, Golub ET, Sheth AN. Metabolic Changes Associated With the Use of Integrase Strand Transfer Inhibitors Among Virally Controlled Women. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 11 01; 85(3):355-362. View on Pubmed
  14. Kerchberger AM, Sheth AN, Angert CD, Mehta CC, Summers NA, Ofotokun I, Gustafson D, Weiser SD, Sharma A, Adimora AA, French AL, Augenbraun M, Cocohoba J, Kassaye S, Bolivar H, Govindarajulu U, Konkle-Parker D, Golub ET, Lahiri CD. Weight Gain Associated With Integrase Stand Transfer Inhibitor Use in Women. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 07 27; 71(3):593-600. View on Pubmed
  15. Philbin MM, Parish CL, Kinnard EN, Reed SE, Kerrigan D, Alcaide ML, Cohen MH, Sosanya O, Sheth AN, Adimora AA, Cocohoba J, Goparaju L, Golub ET, Fischl M, Metsch LR. Multisite Study of Women Living With HIV's Perceived Barriers to, and Interest in, Long-Acting Injectable Antiretroviral Therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 07 01; 84(3):263-270. View on Pubmed
  16. Cope AB, Edmonds A, Ludema C, Cole SR, Eron JJ, Anastos K, Cocohoba J, Cohen M, Ofotokun I, Golub ET, Kassaye S, Konkle-Parker D, Metsch LR, Wilson TE, Adimora AA. Neighborhood Poverty and Control of HIV, Hypertension, and Diabetes in the Women's Interagency HIV Study. AIDS Behav. 2020 Jul; 24(7):2033-2044. View on Pubmed
  17. Philbin MM, Parish C, Kinnard EN, Reed SE, Kerrigan D, Alcaide M, Cohen MH, Sosanya O, Sheth AN, Adimora AA, Cocohoba J, Goparaju L, Golub ET, Fischl M, Metsch LR. A multi-site study of women living with HIV's perceived barriers to, and interest in, long-acting injectable anti-retroviral therapy. . 2020 Mar 02. View on Pubmed
  18. Mills JC, Pence BW, Edmonds A, Adedimeji A, Schwartz RM, Kassaye S, Cocohoba J, Cohen MH, Neigh G, Fischl MA, Kempf MC, Adimora AA. The Impact of Cumulative Depression Along the HIV Care Continuum in Women Living With HIV During the Era of Universal Antiretroviral Treatment. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 11 01; 82(3):225-233. View on Pubmed
  19. Tamraz B, Reisner L, French AL, King ST, Fischl MA, Ofotokun I, Kashuba A, Milam J, Murphy K, Augenbraun M, Liu C, Finley PR, Aouizerat B, Cocohoba J, Gange S, Bacchetti P, Greenblatt RM. Association between Use of Methadone, Other Central Nervous System Depressants, and QTc Interval-Prolonging Medications and Risk of Mortality in a Large Cohort of Women Living with or at Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. Pharmacotherapy. 2019 09; 39(9):899-911. View on Pubmed
  20. Lopez MI, Cocohoba J, Cohen SE, Trainor N, Levy MM, Dong BJ. Implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis at a community pharmacy through a collaborative practice agreement with San Francisco Department of Public Health. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020 Jan - Feb; 60(1):138-144. View on Pubmed
  21. Chandran A, Benning L, Musci RJ, Wilson TE, Milam J, Adedimeji A, Parish C, Adimora AA, Cocohoba J, Cohen MH, Holstad M, Kassaye S, Kempf MC, Golub ET. The Longitudinal Association between Social Support on HIV Medication Adherence and Healthcare Utilization in the Women's Interagency HIV Study. AIDS Behav. 2019 Aug; 23(8):2014-2024. View on Pubmed
  22. Jennifer Cocohoba. The Pharmacist’s Role in Caring for HIV-Positive Individuals. . 2019 Aug 1; 183-188. View on Pubmed
  23. Cuca YP, Shumway M, Machtinger EL, Davis K, Khanna N, Cocohoba J, Dawson-Rose C. The Association of Trauma with the Physical, Behavioral, and Social Health of Women Living with HIV: Pathways to Guide Trauma-informed Health Care Interventions. Womens Health Issues. 2019 Sep - Oct; 29(5):376-384. View on Pubmed
  24. E. Witt, J. Zhu, H. Kirkham, J. Cocohoba, M. Stebbins. PBI36 CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE: ADHERENCE TO BIOLOGICS AND HEALTHCARE UTILIZATION IN A TERTIARY MEDICAL CENTER. Value in Health. 2019 May 1; 22:s54. View on Pubmed
  25. Cocohoba J, Pohlman B, Tran JS, Kirkham H, Joyce C, Clark K, Stebbins M. Modeling specialty medicine access: Understanding key health system processes and players. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2019 Jan - Feb; 59(1):43-50.e3. View on Pubmed
  26. Mills JC, Pence BW, Todd JV, Bengtson AM, Breger TL, Edmonds A, Cook RL, Adedimeji A, Schwartz RM, Kassaye S, Milam J, Cocohoba J, Cohen M, Golub E, Neigh G, Fischl M, Kempf MC, Adimora AA. Cumulative Burden of Depression and All-Cause Mortality in Women Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 10 30; 67(10):1575-1581. View on Pubmed
  27. Ly W, Cocohoba J, Chyorny A, Halpern J, Auerswald C, Myers J. Perspectives on Integrated HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Testing Among Persons Entering a Northern California Jail: A Pilot Study. . 2018 06 01; 78(2):214-220. View on Pubmed
  28. Todd JV, Cole SR, Wohl DA, Simpson RJ, Jonsson Funk M, Brookhart MA, Cocohoba J, Merenstein D, Sharma A, Lazar J, Milam J, Cohen M, Gange S, Lewis TT, Burkholder G, Adimora AA. Underutilization of Statins When Indicated in HIV-Seropositive and Seronegative Women. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2017 Nov; 31(11):447-454. View on Pubmed
  29. Dong BJ, Lopez M, Cocohoba J. Pharmacists performing hepatitis C antibody point-of-care screening in a community pharmacy: A pilot project. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2017 Jul - Aug; 57(4):510-515.e2. View on Pubmed
  30. Ludema C, Cole SR, Eron JJ, Holmes GM, Anastos K, Cocohoba J, Cohen MH, Cooper HLF, Golub ET, Kassaye S, Konkle-Parker D, Metsch L, Milam J, Wilson TE, Adimora AA. Health Insurance Type and Control of Hypertension Among US Women Living With and Without HIV Infection in the Women's Interagency HIV Study. Am J Hypertens. 2017 Jun 01; 30(6):594-601. View on Pubmed
  31. Empson S, Cuca YP, Cocohoba J, Dawson-Rose C, Davis K, Machtinger EL. Seeking Safety Group Therapy for Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder and PTSD among Transgender Women Living with HIV: A Pilot Study. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2017 Sep-Oct; 49(4):344-351. View on Pubmed
  32. Ludema C, Cole SR, Eron JJ, Edmonds A, Holmes GM, Anastos K, Cocohoba J, Cohen M, Cooper HL, Golub ET, Kassaye S, Konkle-Parker D, Metsch L, Milam J, Wilson TE, Adimora AA. Impact of Health Insurance, ADAP, and Income on HIV Viral Suppression Among US Women in the Women's Interagency HIV Study, 2006-2009. . 2016 11 01; 73(3):307-312. View on Pubmed
  33. Hanna DB, Jung M, Xue X, Anastos K, Cocohoba JM, Cohen MH, Golub ET, Hessol NA, Levine AM, Wilson TE, Young MA, Kaplan RC. Trends in Nonlipid Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Management in the Women's Interagency HIV Study and Association with Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2016 10; 30(10):445-454. View on Pubmed
  34. Cocohoba J. Pharmacists caring for transgender persons. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 02 01; 74(3):170-174. View on Pubmed
  35. Corelli RL, Muchnik MA, Beechinor RJ, Fong G, Vogt EM, Cocohoba JM, Tsourounis C, Hudmon KS. Perceptions and Cost-Analysis of a Multiple Mini-Interview in a Pharmacy School Admissions Process. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015 Nov 25; 79(9):135. View on Pubmed
  36. Jennifer Cocohoba. HIV in the United States: a pharmacy perspective. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. 2014 Dec 1; 44(4):177-178. View on Pubmed
  37. Cook JA, Burke-Miller JK, Grey DD, Cocohoba J, Liu C, Schwartz RM, Golub ET, Anastos K, Steigman PJ, Cohen MH. Do HIV-positive women receive depression treatment that meets best practice guidelines? AIDS Behav. 2014 Jun; 18(6):1094-102. View on Pubmed
  38. Hanna DB, Hessol NA, Golub ET, Cocohoba JM, Cohen MH, Levine AM, Wilson TE, Young M, Anastos K, Kaplan RC. Increase in single-tablet regimen use and associated improvements in adherence-related outcomes in HIV-infected women. . 2014 Apr 15; 65(5):587-96. View on Pubmed
  39. Cocohoba J, Dong BJ, Johnson MO, Saberi P. Reporting of critical information in studies of pharmacists in HIV care. Int J Pharm Pract. 2014 Dec; 22(6):375-85. View on Pubmed
  40. Cocohoba J, Comfort M, Kianfar H, Johnson MO. A qualitative study examining HIV antiretroviral adherence counseling and support in community pharmacies. J Manag Care Pharm. 2013 Jul-Aug; 19(6):454-60. View on Pubmed
  41. Cocohoba JM, Murphy P, Pietrandoni G, Guglielmo BJ. Improved antiretroviral refill adherence in HIV-focused community pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2012 Sep-Oct; 52(5):e67-73. View on Pubmed
  42. Murphy P, Cocohoba J, Tang A, Pietrandoni G, Hou J, Guglielmo BJ. Impact of HIV-specialized pharmacies on adherence and persistence with antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 Sep; 26(9):526-31. View on Pubmed
  43. Cocohoba JM, Althoff KN, Cohen M, Hu H, Cunningham CO, Sharma A, Greenblatt RM. Pharmacist counseling in a cohort of women with HIV and women at risk for HIV. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2012; 6:457-63. View on Pubmed
  44. Saberi P, Dong BJ, Johnson MO, Greenblatt RM, Cocohoba JM. The impact of HIV clinical pharmacists on HIV treatment outcomes: a systematic review. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2012; 6:297-322. View on Pubmed
  45. Sherman EM, Cocohoba JM, Neff SE, Dong BJ. Health care provider satisfaction with telephone consultations provided by pharmacists and physicians at the National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center. Ann Pharmacother. 2011 Dec; 45(12):1499-505. View on Pubmed
  46. Cocohoba J. Making sense of side effects. BETA. 2011 Fall-Winter; 23(4):19-29. View on Pubmed
  47. Cocohoba JM, Althoff KN, Godfrey R, Palella FJ, Greenblatt RM. Influence of gender on receipt of guideline-based antiretroviral therapy in the era of HAART. AIDS Care. 2012; 24(1):20-9. View on Pubmed
  48. Lao CK, Gruta C, John MD, Cocohoba J. A comparison of tenofovir-associated renal function changes in HIV-infected African Americans vs Caucasians. J Natl Med Assoc. 2011 Jun; 103(6):518-22. View on Pubmed
  49. J. Cocohoba, P. Murphy, G. Pietrandoni, J. Guglielmo. PIN36 ANTIRETROVIRAL REFILL ADHERENCE IN COMMUNITY HIV SPECIALTY PHARMACIES (HIV-SP) VERSUS NON-SPECIALIZED PHARMACIES (NSP). Value in Health. 2011 May 1; 14(3):a120. View on Pubmed
  50. Elizabeth M. Sherman, Jennifer M. Cocohoba, Betty J. Dong. Raltegravir Intensification Therapy in Two Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patients with Undetectable Viremia and Discordant CD4+ Response. Pharmacotherapy The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy. 2011 May 1; 31(5):525-525. View on Pubmed
  51. Yi T, Cocohoba J, Cohen M, Anastos K, DeHovitz JA, Kono N, Hanna DB, Hessol NA. The impact of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) on use of highly active antiretroviral and antihypertensive therapy among HIV-infected women. . 2011 Mar 01; 56(3):253-62. View on Pubmed
  52. Cocohoba J, Hsu T, Greenblatt RM. Community Pharmacy Use Patterns of Women with HIV and Women At Risk for HIV in the San Francisco Bay Area. J Pharm Technol. 2010 Sep-Oct; 26(5):271-275. View on Pubmed
  53. Cocohoba J. Hormonal contraception for HIV positive women. BETA. 2010 Winter-Spring; 22(2):36-40. View on Pubmed
  54. Cocohoba J. The SWITCHMRK studies: substitution of lopinavir/ritonavir with raltegravir in HIV-positive individuals. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2009 Dec; 7(10):1159-63. View on Pubmed
  55. Cocohoba J, Ramay B, Patterson S. HIV postexposure prophylaxis availability in U.S. rural hospitals. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008 Oct 01; 65(19):1796-7. View on Pubmed
  56. Cocohoba J, Dong BJ. Raltegravir: the first HIV integrase inhibitor. Clin Ther. 2008 Oct; 30(10):1747-65.
  57. El-Ibiary SY, Cocohoba JM. Effects of HIV antiretrovirals on the pharmacokinetics of hormonal contraceptives. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2008 Jun; 13(2):123-32.
  58. Cocohoba J, Wang QJ, Cox C, Gange SJ, Cohen M, Glesby M, DeHovitz JA, Greenblatt RM. Consistency of initial antiretroviral therapy with HIV treatment guidelines in a US cohort of HIV-infected women. . 2008 Mar 01; 47(3):377-83.
  59. Robinson CA, Cocohoba J, MacDougall C, John MD, Guglielmo BJ. Discordance between ambulatory care clinic and community pharmacy medication databases for HIV-positive patients. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2007 Sep-Oct; 47(5):613-5.
  60. Jennifer Cocohoba, Betty J. Dong. ARV Medication Errors: Experience of a Community-Based HIV Specialty Clinic and Review of the Literature. Hospital Pharmacy. 2007 Aug 1; 42(8):720-728.
  61. El-Ibiary S, Cocohoba J. Refusals by pharmacists to dispense emerging contraception: a critique. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Sep; 108(3 Pt 1):692; author reply 692-3.
  62. Dong BJ, Cocohoba JM. Tipranavir: a protease inhibitor for HIV salvage therapy. Ann Pharmacother. 2006 Jul-Aug; 40(7-8):1311-21.
  63. Graves D, Cocohoba J, Gruta C, Goldschmidt R. Potential adverse effects and inferior efficacy in ARV treatment. J Natl Med Assoc. 2004 May; 96(5):692-3; author reply 693.
  64. Cocohoba JM, McNicholl IR. Valganciclovir: an advance in cytomegalovirus therapeutics. Ann Pharmacother. 2002 Jun; 36(6):1075-9.