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Jennifer Christian-Herman, Ph.D.

Dr. Christian-Herman is the vice president of Mind Body Medicine at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan serving 4.8 million members in the state’s commercial, individual, and government markets.

In this role, Dr. Christian-Herman leads an evolving portfolio of innovations that leverage technology and clinical interventions focused on behavioral health, lifestyle medicine, social drivers of health, and digital therapeutics, with the goal of improving access to care, member engagement, and clinical outcomes. She is responsible for developing and leading the strategy to transform total-person health for Blue Shield’s members and providers by expanding access to behavioral health care, enhancing care coordination, integrating behavioral health into primary care, and offering robust upstream digital solutions rooted in lifestyle medicine.

Prior to joining Blue Shield, Dr. Christian-Herman was the executive director of Strategic Customer Engagement, Product Innovation and Evaluation at Kaiser Permanente. She previously served as the national vice president for Integrated Health Improvement at Health Net and as the regional director of Clinical Research for CIGNA Health. Dr. Christian-Herman has also held roles with Cerner Health Solutions and at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute and Department of Psychology.

Dr. Christian-Herman has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is passionate about housing as a driver of health and is involved with issues of mental health in unhoused populations and permanent supportive housing through board roles and work with community agencies in Skidrow and Hollywood.

She is a passionate runner and the proud mother of a 26-year-old son and three rescue dogs.