People on the Move: Alice H. Chen, Centene’s Chief Health Officer

Centene Corporation (No. 33 on DiversityInc’s 2022 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) has named Dr. Alice H. Chen as its Chief Health Officer (CHO). 

In this role, Dr. Chen is responsible for improving the health of the company’s members through its strategies, programs and policies. 

Before joining Centene, Dr. Chen worked at Covered California as its Chief Medical Officer. Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace. Before that, she was the Deputy Secretary for Policy and Planning and Chief of Clinical Affairs for the California Health and Human Services Agency. In that role, she led initiatives on affordability and access and helped with the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dr. Chen holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology from Yale University and a Doctor of Medicine from the Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition, she has a Master of Public Health in Health Care Management and Policy from Harvard School of Public Health.


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