Chief Health Officer of Centene Corporation

Alice H. Chen headshot - Chief Health Officer, Centene.Alice H. Chen, Chief Health Officer of Centene

Alice H. Chen, MD, MPH, serves as Chief Health Officer (CHO) for Centene Corporation. Dr. Chen is responsible for Centene's strategies, policies, and programs in support of improving population health for Centene's more than 26 million members.

Prior to joining Centene, Dr. Chen was Chief Medical Officer at Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, where she was responsible for healthcare strategy focused on quality, equity and delivery system transformation. She previously served as Deputy Secretary for Policy and Planning and Chief of Clinical Affairs for the California Health and Human Services Agency, where she led signature health policy initiatives on affordability and access, and played a leadership role in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Chen was also a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, based at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where she served as its Chief Integration Officer and founding director of the eConsult program.

Dr. Chen received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology from Yale University and has a Doctor of Medicine from the Stanford University School of Medicine. She also has a Master of Public Health in Health Care Management and Policy from Harvard School of Public Health. A primary care internist by training, she provides clinical care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.