Carol Mangione

Carol M. Mangione, M.D., M.S.P.H., F.A.C.P. is the Division Chief of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research and Professor of Medicine and Public Health. She holds the Barbara A. Levey, MD, and Gerald S. Levey, MD, endowed chair in medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She serves as co-director of the UCLA Resource Center for Minority Aging Research/Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly, associate director of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), and director of the UCLA CTSI Workforce Development Program. She is also a practicing primary care physician in the UCLA Faculty Practice Group. Dr. Mangione’s areas of expertise include diabetes, diabetes prevention, health disparities, aging, health insurance benefit design, preventive services, and public health policy. She serves as the national study co-chair for the multicenter program Natural Experiments in Translation for Diabetes, which is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and also serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Dr. Mangione is a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Dr. Mangione is the academic director of the “UCMYRx Program,” which embeds clinical pharmacists in primary care practices to enhance communication, educate, and improve medication adherence for patients with poor control of cardiovascular risk factors and for older adults who have polypharmacy and are struggling with adherence to their medications. She is co-principal investigator of a grant from NIDDK, “A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Pharmacist-Coordinated Implementation of the Diabetes Prevention Program,” which evaluates a primary care–based program that uses a shared decision making tool to help patients with prediabetes learn about the condition and make treatment choices that will reduce their chance of developing diabetes. She is also co-PI for the CDC and NIDDK award entitled “A Partnered Evaluation of United Health Care’s Medicaid Plan Innovations for Diabetes Patients,” which is evaluating health plan–level innovations designed to improve the care of patients with chronic conditions in the Medicaid population. Most recently, she became the co-principal investigator of a grant awarded from PCORI, “Using Personalized Risk/Benefit Profiles in SDM for Diabetes Prevention,” which will study the implementation of Shared Decision Making for diabetes prevention and derive insights to guide sustainability and promote future dissemination.

Dr. Mangione is the 2018 recipient of the John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research from the Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM), was also recognized in 2013 with the UCLA Exceptional Physician Award and in 2005 with the Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Career Mentorship Award.  Dr. Mangione has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and seven book chapters. In 2019, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Mangione received her B.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She earned her M.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed her residency and chief residency at University of California Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Mangione earned her M.S.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health and has completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Faculty Development Program.


  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • MSPH, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • BS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Selected Publications

  • Frosch DL, Rincon D, Ochoa S, Mangione CM. Activating Seniors to Improve Chronic Disease Care: Results from a Pilot Intervention Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Jul 19.
  • Bilik D, McEwen LN, Brown MB, Selby JV, Karter AJ, Marrero DG, Hsiao VC, Tseng CW, Mangione CM, Lasser NL, Crosson JC, Herman WH. Thiazolidinediones, cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular mortality: translating research into action for diabetes (TRIAD). Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2010 Jul;19(7):715-21.
  • Baig AA, Mangione CM, Sorrell-Thompson AL, Miranda JM. A randomized community-based intervention trial comparing faith community nurse referrals to telephone-assisted physician appointments for health fair participants with elevated blood pressure. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jul;25(7):701-9.
  • Traylor AH, Schmittdiel JA, Uratsu CS, Mangione CM, Subramanian U. Adherence to Cardiovascular Disease Medications: Does Patient-Provider Race/Ethnicity and Language Concordance Matter? J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jun 23.
  • Schmittdiel JA, Steers N, Duru OK, Ettner SL, Brown AF, Fung V, Hsu J, Quiter E, Tseng CW, Mangione CM. Patient-provider communication regarding drug costs in Medicare Part D beneficiaries with diabetes: a TRIAD Study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010 Jun 14;10:164.
  • Traylor AH, Schmittdiel JA, Uratsu CS, Mangione CM, Subramanian U. The predictors of patient-physician race and ethnic concordance: a medical facility fixed-effects approach. Health Serv Res. 2010 Jun;45(3):792-805.
  • Ettner SL, Steers N, Duru OK, Turk N, Quiter E, Schmittdiel J, Mangione CM. Entering and exiting the Medicare part D coverage gap: role of comorbidities and demographics. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jun;25(6):568-74.
  • Duru OK, Mangione CM, Hsu J, Steers WN, Quiter E, Turk N, Ettner SL, Schmittdiel JA, Tseng CW. Generic-Only Drug Coverage in the Medicare Part D Gap and Effect on Medication Cost-Cutting Behaviors for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: The Translating Research into Action for Diabetes Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Apr 6.
  • Smith AL, Wang PC, Anger JT, Mangione CM, Trejo L, Rodríguez LV, Sarkisian CA. Correlates of Urinary Incontinence in Community-Dwelling Older Latinos. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Apr 6.
  • Tseng CW, Brook RH, Alexander GC, Hixon AL, Keeler EB, Mangione CM, Chen R, Jackson EA, Dudley RA. Health information technology and physicians' knowledge of drug costs. Am J Manag Care. 2010 Apr 1;16(4):e105-10.
  • Kodjebacheva G, Coleman AL, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Yu F, Stone KL, Pedula KL, Hochberg MC, Mangione CM. Reliability and validity of abbreviated surveys derived from the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire: the study of osteoporotic fractures. Am J Ophthalmol. 2010 Feb;149(2):330-40.