Elizabeth M. Magnan, M.D., Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Elizabeth M. Magnan, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor/Associate Professor In Residence

To see if Elizabeth M. Magnan is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Family and Community Medicine

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-3630

Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

If you are challenged by multiple chronic conditions that impact your life significantly, I want to work with you to find the treatment plan that best fits your healthcare goals and your personal needs. Let's work together to help you feel better today and in the long term.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Magnan believes in working with patients to find the best plan to improve their health and wellness. She specializes in chronic condition management and behavioral health, and enjoys working collaboratively with patients who are challenged by multiple chronic conditions.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Magnan's primary research interests are in improving health outcomes and the patient experience for patients with complicated health needs, including diabetes and multiple chronic conditions.


Family and Community Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison WI 2003

Medical School

M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison WI 2007

Other School

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison WI 2014


Family Medicine, Memorial Family Medicine, Houston TX 2008-2011


Primary Care Research, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison WI 2011-2014

UC Davis Internal CDA and CTSC K12/KL2 Scholar, 2015, 2016, 2017

NIH Loan Repayment Program Awardee, Clinical Research, 2015, 2016, 2017

Selected to Attend AAMC Early Career Women Professional Development Seminar, 2016

Annals of Internal Medicine Top Reviewer, 2014

John J Frey Writing Award for Creative Writing, 2012

Fenton JJ, Magnan EM, Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Franks P. Patient Characteristics Associated with Making Requests during Primary Care Visits. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Mar-Apr;32(2):201-208. doi:10.3122/jabfm.2019.02.180218. PMID:30850456.

Fink JT, Magnan EM, Johnson HM, Bednarz LM, Allen GO, Greenlee RT, Bolt DM, Smith MA. Blood Pressure Control and Other Quality of Care Metrics for Patients with Obesity and Diabetes: A Population-Based Cohort Study. High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev. 2018 Dec;25(4):391-399. doi:10.1007/s40292-018-0284-x. Epub 2018 Oct 16. PMID:30328045.

Jerant A, Fenton JJ, Kravitz RL, Tancredi DJ, Magnan E, Bertakis KD, Franks P. Association of Clinician Denial of Patient Requests With Patient Satisfaction. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jan 1;178(1):85-91. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6611. PMID:29181542.

Fenton JJ, Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Bertakis KD, Tancredi DJ, Magnan EM, Franks P. Reliability of Physician-Level Measures of Patient Experience in Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Dec;32(12):1323-1329. doi:10.1007/s11606-017-4175-y. Epub 2017 Sep 12. PMID:28900821.

King CC, Bartels CM, Magnan EM, Fink JT, Smith MA, Johnson HM. The importance of frequent return visits and hypertension control among US young adults: a multidisciplinary group practice observational study. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017 Dec;19(12):1288-1297. doi:10.1111/jch.13096. Epub 2017 Sep 19. PMID:28929608. *Featured as a Top 5 Must Read in Hypertension by Cardiology News Presents Clinical Edge Cardiology Newsletter Oct 13, 2017.

Smith MA, Bednarz L, Nordby PA, Fink J, Greenlee RT, Bolt D, Magnan EM. Increasing Consumer Engagement by Tailoring a Public Reporting Website on the Quality of Diabetes Care: A Qualitative Study. J Med Internet Res. 2016 Dec 21;18(12):e332. doi:10.2196/jmir.6555. PMID:28003173.

Magnan EM, Bolt DM, Greenlee RT, Fink J, Smith MA. Stratifying Patients with Diabetes into Clinically Relevant Groups by Combination of Chronic Conditions to Identify Gaps in Quality of Care. Health Serv Res. 2018 Feb;53(1):450-468. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12607. Epub 2016 Nov 13. PMID:27861829.

Jerant A, Lichte M, Kravitz RL, Tancredi DJ, Magnan EM, Hudnut A, Franks P. Physician training in self-efficacy enhancing interviewing techniques (SEE IT): Effects on patient psychological health behavior change mediators. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Nov;99(11):1865-1872. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2016.07.002. Epub 2016 Jul 2. PMID:27423177.