Dr. Malika Danner is Academic Director and Curriculum Developer of the Three-Week Anatomy & Physiology Academy at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.
She has an extensive background in teaching, biomedical research and applied clinical knowledge. Dr. Danner has spent over fifteen years teaching health and science, and served as a science instructor and mentor for the US Department of Education’s Upward Bound/TRIO summer programs in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Danner has also led workshops on topics including health, disease and nutrition for various organizations and learning institutions. Dr. Danner received a Master’s Degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Georgetown University in 2002. She subsequently worked for the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center for five years where she co-authored many publications in peer-reviewed journals for cancer research. In 2013, she earned a Doctorate of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, WI. Dr. Danner currently works for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Radiation Oncology, where she leads several clinical studies assessing Patient-Reported Outcomes of patients undergoing cancer treatment.
In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Danner strives to be a leader and advocate for health education locally and globally and has volunteered for health mission projects in five countries in South America, Asia and Africa.
Brian Floyd is an Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Engelhard Faculty Fellow at Georgetown University, where he is part of an administrative team that designs and provides quality educational programs for students pursuing degrees in a variety of health professional fields.
His teaching and research focus is on how health disparities/inequities operate within various systems while using health education, cultural competency, advocacy, social justice and public policy as a foundation for discussing and designing possible solutions to promote health equity.
Dr. Neeraj Mistry is a Professor at Georgetown University in the Department of Global Health, where he applies the lens of equity, diplomacy, and empathy to his areas of study and teaching.
His courses include the Introductory course to Global Health, Global Mental Health, and Globalization and Health. A South African national, he is also a global and public health executive and physician with 20+ years of experience in non-profits, business, academia, and multilateral organizations.
Dr. Carlos A. Suárez-Quian is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Harvard University and post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Child Health.
In 1986, Dr. Suárez-Quian joined the Department of Cell Biology at Georgetown University Medical Center. He currently resides in the Department of Biochemistry as a full professor. Dr. Suárez-Quian has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 10 chapters and received extensive funding from the NIH. He has spoken at numerous national and international meetings, and taught in the Frontiers of Reproduction Course at Woods Hole. Dr. Suárez-Quian was director of medical gross anatomy for over 20 years and remains director of the clinical program. He is the recipient of the Golden Apple, the Geza Illes, and the Kaiser-Permanente teaching awards. In May 2008, he was inducted into the MAGIS Society of Master Teachers, the highest award Georgetown bestows on its faculty. He was a founding member and co-directs the Georgetown Medical Center Mini Medical School Program, now in its 25th year. He is the author of the Online Guided Gross Anatomy Dissector, Sinauer Associates, Inc., and co-author of The Clinical Anatomy of the Cranial Nerves, 2015, by J.A. Vinlensky, W.M. Robertson and C.A. Suárez-Quian. More recently, he published the seven book series of All-in-One Anatomy Exam Review: Image-Based Questions and Answers in Apple iBooks with J.A. Vilensky. Dr. Suárez-Quian served as one of 15 national judges for the annual Regeneron Science Competition.