About Us

About Us

Our Purpose

Veritas Health is a publisher connecting audiences to trusted health information, qualified physicians, and a supportive online community. We help people learn more about their health and empower them to take action.


Our Properties

Each month millions of people visit Veritas Health properties—including Spine-health, Arthritis-health, Sports-health, and Pain-health—to engage with content that helps them better understand symptoms, conditions, prevention, and treatment. Everything we publish is 100% original, authored by expert health professionals, and reviewed by our experienced editorial team. Our rigorous editorial process is modeled after that of a medical journal and ensures all articles are accurate, comprehensive, and unbiased.


Our Principals

Stephanie Burke and Peter F. Ullrich, MD, founded Spine-health in 1999 to share back pain information and tips online. Their vision grew into Veritas Health, a publisher that now operates four websites and provides educational resources on spine, arthritis, sports medicine, and chronic pain to an audience of millions. For inquiries, contact us at Veritas Health, LLC, 520 Lake Cook Road, Suite 350, Deerfield, IL, 60015.

Stephanie Burke

Stephanie Burke, MBA
CEO, Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie Burke is CEO, Co-founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Veritas Health. She and her brother, Dr. Peter F. Ullrich, started Spine-health in 1999 with the vision of providing people with high-quality health information online. To ensure the content was the most accurate and authoritative on the web, Stephanie leveraged her network of industry-leading health specialists to form the Medical Advisory Board and write peer-reviewed articles.

Stephanie has overseen Spine-health’s growth into Veritas Health, which now operates four websites and is considered a leader in online health content. She also has over 20 years of health-writing experience, and her articles have generated millions of pageviews.

Prior to Veritas Health, Stephanie was a consultant for McKinsey & Company, where she advised healthcare and financial services clients on internet and business strategy, organizational design, and performance management. Stephanie received a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Peter Ullrich

Peter F. Ullrich, MD
Co-founder and Medical Director

Peter F. Ullrich, MD, was an orthopedic spine surgeon who noticed patients visited his office having read incomplete or misleading medical information on the internet. He realized there was an opportunity to provide people with free, high-quality information modeled after medical journals but written specifically for an everyday person to understand. This was the founding idea for Spine-health.

Before he retired from clinical practice, Dr. Ullrich was a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School.