Student spotlight - Meet Katherine Meyer, D.D.S.

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Katherine Meyer, D.D.S.
Education is one of the four pillars of UNMC's mission, and our students are the lifeblood of that aspect of campus life.

In UNMC Today's Student Spotlight, we get to know some of these students, who will become tomorrow's health care professionals.

Today we meet:

  • Name: Katherine Meyer, D.D.S.
  • Hometown: Kearney, Neb.
  • Program/Year: M.P.H, community-oriented primary care concentration, second year

List three songs on your playlist:

  • "La Vie en Rose," by Edith Piaf
  • "Partir de Cero," by Ana Tijoux
  • "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)," by Daryl Hall and John Oates

What sparked your interest in public health?
I have been interested in public health for more than 10 years now, even before starting dental school. I have practiced dentistry in both private practice and public health clinics, and have practiced dentistry in Omaha for almost four years now. Through my experiences with dentistry, I was drawn to study public health and to pursue a master's degree. My interests include advocating for oral health, increasing access to care and school-based health.

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Three things people may not know about you:

  • I took four years off between undergraduate and dental school. During that time, I lived in Dublin, Ireland, for about four months, and in Madrid, Spain, for 14 months.
  • I grew up taking dance classes and continued ballet, jazz, and tap classes while I was in dental school.
  • I was born in Panama City, Panama.


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Kim McFarland
February 21, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Congratulations Dr. Meyer! It's wonderful that the work you do is being featured. Thank you for advocating for children's health. You're the best!