Floyd J. Malveaux, MD, PhD is the executive director of the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN), the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated to implementing science-based programs to address childhood asthma.

Dr. Malveaux, a nationally recognized expert on asthma and allergic diseases, is Emeritus Dean of the College of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Medicine at Howard University.

While at Howard, Dr. Malveaux led the University’s participation in several multi-million dollar initiatives to identify and address risk factors that contribute to increased asthma morbidity among inner-city children and to develop effective, community-based interventions to reduce and prevent asthma among at-risk populations. In addition, Malveaux has worked extensively to address health disparities and improve the quality of health care and health outcomes, especially among low-income, urban and underserved populations.