Centene Center for Health Transformation


The Centene Center emerged as a formal, funded collaboration in 2015 after years of a shared vision between leadership of Washington University in St. Louis and Centene Corporation. The unique research collaboration includes the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, Health Communications Research Laboratory, the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, and Centene Corporation.

The Center leverages the insights of Fortune 100 company Centene Corporation on managed care, along with the academic research and evaluation expertise of the Brown School and Duke University to design, implement, and evaluate behavior-based innovations that facilitate healthier living.

We use findings from our health research to improve the effectiveness of healthcare delivery, influence positive health outcomes, and decrease healthcare costs, especially for the nation’s Medicaid population.

Center Mission
The Centene Center for Health Transformation is a community-industry-academic healthcare partnership that advances people centered health solutions to improve lives so that communities can thrive.

Principal and Co-Investigators

SPI Staff