Dentistry, public health, and entrepreneurship, with Daniel Faber

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Show Notes

Sujani sits down with Daniel Faber to talk about his public health journey. Dr. Daniel Faber started his professional career as a dentist where he developed as a clinician and entrepreneur. He started his dental practice from scratch, where he learned skills in business, marketing, branding and a focus on effective patient communication which has helped scale into other types of ventures. And 10 years into his practice, he felt this desire to do more, and that’s when he pivoted into public health pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health at Yale University. Daniel speaks about the journey he’s taken, from dentistry to public health, and his passion for entrepreneurship.

 

You’ll Learn

  • How Daniel became interested in dentistry, and the entrepreneurial spark he has always had
  • About being a dentist, and what that role entailed: an individualistic profession that allows you to build relationships with patients
  • What pushed Daniel to explore public health, including the frustrations of not being able to prevent disease/problems; how his pivot into public health came from a desire to evolve his career
  • The decision to pursue a Master of Public Health degree, and how it felt like a natural evolution for his career
  • Why he chose to pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) at Yale University and a bit about the MPH program there
  • With his global health concentration, dentistry background and entrepreneurial interest where he hopes to go with this career
  • His passion and interest in entrepreneurship, including a discussion on social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship
  • Using technology to improve access to care to underserved populations
  • About his dream job: to create something

 

Today’s Guest

Dr. Daniel Faber

Dr. Daniel Faber started his professional career as a dentist where he developed as a clinician and as an entrepreneur. Starting a practice from scratch, he learned skills in business, marketing, branding and a focus on effective patient communication which has helped scale into other types of ventures. Dan has pivoted into public health pursuing a Master in Public Health at Yale University where he aspires to apply his previous experience to confront issues such as obesity, hunger, nutrition, healthier food availability, access to care, etc to help craft upstream, impactful, creative solutions. He’s passionate about innovation and creative collaboration to effect meaningful change.

 

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About the Show

PH SPOTlight: Public health career stories, inspiration, and guidance from current-day public health heroes

On the show, Sujani sits down with public health heroes of our time to share career stories, inspiration, and guidance for building public health careers. From time to time, she also has conversations with friends of public health – individuals who are not public health professionals, but their advice and guidance are equally important.

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