Health tech and the intersection of medicine, public health, and entrepreneurship, with Dr. Jennifer Monti, MD, MPH

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In this episode, Sujani sits down with Jennifer Monti, a physician and healthcare innovator. They talk about how Jennifer first became interested in public health and health tech, the benefits that public health professionals bring to startups, and how to use your expertise to break into other sectors.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • How Jennifer discovered public health during her time in medical school 
  • What food deserts are and Jennifer’s work and research with food justice during her school years
  • Jennifer’s passion for cardiology and her innovations in this field including the Helos device
  • What the most important things are for public health professionals looking to integrate technology or use other forms of services and products to solve health issues
  • Where public health professionals can play a role in healthcare technology and bring benefit in other sectors
  • Advice for public health professionals on how to break into health tech and other sectors of work
  • Jennifer’s experience working at Meta and what she has learned about creating products and services for the general population

Today’s Guest:

Dr. Monti is a cardiologist with interests at the intersection of medicine, public health, and entrepreneurship. She has expertise across the product development pipeline and is deeply interested in low cost scalable projects that solve discrete clinical or public health problems with a razor sharp focus on product market fit. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from Harvard College and her medical and public health degrees from Case Western Reserve University.

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