Stephen Henry, M.D., M.Sc.

Stephen Gresham Henry, M.D., M.Sc.


Internal Medicine

Geriatric Medicine



  • Assistant Professor


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Fax: 916-734-0811
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Henry's research interests include; Patient-clinician communication, chronic pain management in the primary care setting, and research methods related to face-to-face communication in healthcare.


General Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville TN 2006

M.Sc., Health and Healthcare, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 2010

A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge MA 2000

Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI


Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 2006-2009


RWJ Clinical Scholars Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 2009-2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine,

CA Medical Board, License,

DEA License,

Professional Memberships

American Academy on Communication in Healthcare

American College of Physicians

Society for General Internal Medicine

The Polanyi Society

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2005

Select Recent Publications

Henry SG, Eggly S. “The Effect of Discussing Pain on Patient-Physician Communication in a Low Income, Black, Primary Care Patient Population.”  The Journal of Pain, 2013;14:759-66.

Henry SG, Holmboe ES, Frankel RM.  Evidence-based Competencies for Improving Communication Skills in Graduate Medical Education:  A Review with Suggestions for Implementation."  Medical Teacher, 2013;35:395-403.

Henry SG, Eggly S. “How Much Time Do Low-Income Patients and Primary Care Physicians Actually Spend Discussing Pain?  A Direct Observation Study.”  Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2012;27:787-93.

Henry SG, Fetters MD. “Video Elicitation Interviews:  A Qualitative Research Method for Investigating Physician-Patient Interactions.”  Annals of Family Medicine, 2012;10:118-25.

Henry SG, Fuhrel-Forbis A, Rogers MAM, Eggly S.  “Association between Nonverbal Communication during Clinical Interactions and Medical Outcomes:  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” Patient Education and Counseling, 2012;86:297-315.

Henry SG, Forman JH, Fetters MD.  “‘How do you Know What Aunt Martha Looks Like?’  A Video Elicitation Study Exploring Tacit Clues in Doctor-Patient Interactions.”  Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2011;17:933-39.

Henry SG.  “A Piece of My Mind.  The Tyranny of Reality.” JAMA, 2011;305:338-9.

Henry SG.  “Polanyi’s Tacit Knowing and the Relevance of Epistemology to Clinical Medicine.”  Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2010;16:292-7.

Henry SG, Ness RM, Stiles R, Harrison P, Shintani A, Dittus RS.  “A Cost Analysis of Colonoscopy Using Micro-Costing and Time-and-Motion Techniques.”  Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2007;22:1415-21.

Henry SG, Zaner RM, Dittus RS. “Viewpoint:  Moving Beyond Evidence-based Medicine.” Academic Medicine, 2007;82:292-7.