Irvine, Calif, February 15, 2022Uprise Health, the leader in digital behavioral therapy and chronic condition management, today announced it has appointed Christopher Valerian, DO, MMM, as its Chief Medical Officer. In his new role, Dr. Valerian will focus on driving clinical accountability for Uprise Health and enhancing the analytics capabilities of its leading digital mental health products. The news comes on the heels of continued clinical momentum from Uprise Health, as it recently launched Care Navigation to improve treatment options and access to care for members.

Dr. Valerian’s years of experience as an emergency department physician have provided him with immense clinical expertise to leverage in the management arena. He has held several senior level positions in a variety of healthcare organizations including Chief Medical Officer of the hospital division of Cigna Health & Life Insurance Co., and as National Medical Director of Uprise Health.

“Providing people with the best care possible has been the primary goal of my career, and I’m excited to continue that mission through my role as Chief Medical Officer at Uprise Health,” Dr. Valerian said. “I am looking forward to our work together and moving the needle when it comes to improving care access for members.”

The addition of Dr. Valerian’s new clinical leadership aligns with the launch of Uprise Health’s new product offering, Care Navigation. A digitally-enabled mental health and employee assistance program (EAP) platform, users are connected to a professional who will act as their Care Navigator and provide a proactive approach to helping members navigate their mental health journey.

“Dr. Valerian’s healthcare ecosystem experience and knowledge are a perfect complement to the Uprise Health team as we become laser focused on whole person care,” said Mike Nolte, CEO of Uprise Health. “The recent launch of Care Navigation reflects our ongoing commitment to reducing barriers for accessing care and Dr. Valerian’s insight will be essential as we continue our journey toward achieving this mission.”

About Uprise Health
Uprise Health offers digitally-enabled mental health solutions bolstered with digital employee assistance programs, personalized coaching, chronic condition management, managed behavioral health, and substance use assessment and treatment solutions. With a focus on positive outcomes through clinically validated methods and tools, Uprise Health reduces claims and costs for organizations while improving the lives of its members. Formerly known as IBH, the Company has been providing services for over 30 years and is a Shortlister Vendor of Choice for EAP, behavioral health, return to work and substance abuse. Uprise Health provides services to millions of members representing a diverse group of employers, health plans, and partners through their credentialed network of providers across the United States. Visit for additional information.

Erik Arvidson
Matter Communications for Uprise Health
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