Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Medical Director, Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center (BAPAC)
Associate Director, National Perinatal HIV Consultation and Referral Service



Deborah Cohan is Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at University of California, San Francisco. She is medical director of Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center (BAPAC) and provides preconception, prenatal and gynecologic care for HIV-infected women and HIV-uninfected women in serodiscordant relationships. She is also the Associate Director of the National HIV Perinatal Hotline and Clinician’s Network and Associate Director of the UCSF Fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Diseases. Dr. Cohan is a member of the DHHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents and her research interests include prenatal HIV testing strategies, the use of combined antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy and lactation in the resource-limited setting, prevention of placental malaria among HIV-infected pregnant women, and diagnostic strategies for latent tuberculosis infection in pregnancy.


Areas of Interest:

  • Women and HIV
  • Perinatal HIV prevention
  • Prevention of placental malaria


For a complete list of publications, please click here: Publications on PubMed


Updated May 2012



  • Larochelle F, Castro C, Goldenson J, Tulsky JP, Cohan DL, Blumenthal PD, Sufrin CB. Contraceptive use and barriers to access among newly arrested women. Journal of Correctional Health Care. 2012:2(18):111-9.