About Us

About Us

The Centene Center is an innovative research collaboration where pressing issues in healthcare inspire creative solutions that are tested by world-leading experts.

We leverage the managed care insights of Centene Corporation, a Fortune 50 company, as well as the academic research and evaluation expertise of Washington University and Duke University to design, implement and evaluate behavior-based innovations that facilitate healthier living, especially for the nation’s Medicaid population.

Advancing Science Through Practice

We use findings from our health research to improve the effectiveness of healthcare delivery, influence positive health outcomes, and decrease healthcare costs. Center researchers deploy two main approaches:

  1. Problem Discovery: Explore and characterize a known problem and use surveys, interviews, and data analysis to illuminate and diagnose.
  2. Solution Design: Design a solution using evidenced-based information or create a new, innovative solution based on expertise and evidence. Then, field test the solution with the goal of applying and scaling across states, health plans, and member populations.

Centene Center Studies Across the US

Click a state to view the studies conducted in partnership with Centene health plans across the United States.


Cover image for 2018 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report

Making Connections, Changing Lives

Download PDF
Cover image for 2017 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report

From Insight to Action

Download PDF
Cover Image for 2016 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report

Research Today, Impact Tomorrow

Download PDF
Explore Research Library

Search our comprehensive library for more research and information about our focus areas and many more topics geared toward improving the lives in our communities.

Back to top