Hanna Desai

Hanna Desai

Adjunct Professor of Regulatory Compliance
School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences



  • Regulatory Compliance


  • PharmD, Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy
  • MBA, FDU Silberman School of Business
  • BS, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Academic Profile

Dr. Hanna Desai joined Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as an Adjunct Professor in August 2021. Dr. Desai received her B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of the Sciences in 2013. She completed the PharmD/MBA dual degree program at FDU from August 2013- May 2017. Dr. Desai is a licensed pharmacist in the state of NJ.

In 2017, Dr. Desai began her regulatory career at Teva Pharmaceuticals. In 2018, she pursued regulatory affairs and clinical development in oncology/hematology at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a company of Johnson and Johnson. She also has experience leading the regulatory strategy of solid tumor compounds at Bristol Myers Squibb. More recently, Dr. Desai supports regulatory and clinical development in Interventional Oncology at Johnson and Johnson, focusing on anti-cancer compounds/technologies developed with external collaborators that provide innovative and personalized therapy to patients. Over the years, Dr. Desai has supported oncology drug development in adult and pediatric groups, novel mechanisms of action, and rare diseases. Her passions include diversity in clinical trials, improving patient access to treatments/affordable care, and pioneering several leadership initiatives.

The goal of the regulatory compliance course is to bridge the knowledge gap for students seeking to understand different roles in the pharmaceutical industry, with a strong emphasis on drug development within a global regulatory framework.

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