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Alice Hm Chen MD, MPH

Chief Health Officer, Centene Corporation

Alice Hm Chen, MD, MPH is chief health officer at Centene, the largest Medicaid and Marketplace managed care organization in the U.S., where she is responsible for strategies, policies and programs in support of improving population health for its more than 28 million members. Her career has focused on advancing the health of under-resourced communities through patient care, teaching, policy and administrative leadership across health systems, public health, philanthropy, academia and government.

Prior to joining Centene, Dr. Chen served as chief medical officer at Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, and as deputy secretary for policy and planning at the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS). She previously served as chief integration officer for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) and founding director of the eConsult program before becoming inaugural chief medical officer and deputy director for the San Francisco Health Network, the city’s $2 billion-a-year publicly funded integrated delivery system.

A professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco for 15 years, she has published extensively, including in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA and Health Affairs. A graduate of Yale University, Stanford University Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Chen's training includes a primary care internal medicine residency and chief residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital.