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Founded in 1853, Washington University in St. Louis is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research and boasts highly ranked schools of Social Work, Medicine, Business and Law. It is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The university draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and approximately 130 nations and is a major regional cornerstone as the 3rd largest employer in St. Louis with 15,000 employees across the University. The Centene Center is located at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. The Brown School is known for its groundbreaking research, teaching, and advocacy for social policy that promotes health and well-being across every community.

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Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 Company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored programs, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly known as “Part D”), as well as programs with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Centene operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.

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Duke is often ranked among the world’s best universities. Duke has 12 schools and institutes, which together provide a world class educational foundation for almost 15,000 students. Duke has also established an international footprint with 2014 addition of a campus in Kunshan, China. Duke is a major employer in North Carolina, employing almost 40,000 faculty, staff, and health system employees.

Duke is home to the Center for Advanced Hindsight, which is led by Dan Ariely, a faculty director at the Centene Center. The Center for Advanced Hindsight is home to more than one hundred behavioral scientists, PhD students, post-doctorates, interns and volunteers who undertake behavioral science research.


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Research Focus Areas

The Centene Center engages in research across five focus areas to influence positive health outcomes and decrease healthcare costs. Find out more about our studies, initiatives, and researchers here.

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