Nate Lucena, MA
by Jasmine Phiri
September 2, 2021
Staff Vice President and Senior Advisor, Quality Strategic Initiatives,
Nate Lucena is currently Staff Vice President or Strategic Initiatives for Enterprise Quality Improvement at Centene Corporation. In this capacity, he drives quality improvement innovations and owns clinical HEDIS vendor programs. He has been with Centene for approximately 5 and a half years, serving in roles across Quality Data Science, Analytics, and Strategy. During that time, he has overseen work addressing disparate health outcomes across HEDIS and CAHPS measures using statistical and data science methods. Prior to joining Centene, Nate spent over a decade in Cognitive and Neuroscience research, specializing in the study of age-related brain changes and early detection of dementia.