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Emily Chan

Visiting Professor of the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford

Prof Emily Ying Yang Chan serves as Professor and Assistant Dean (Development) of Faculty of Medicine, and Associate Director (External Affairs and Collaboration) of the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care at Chinese University of Hong Kong. She concurrently holds a Visiting Professorship at Oxford University Nuffield Department of Medicine and Fellowships at FXB Centre of Health and Human rights as well as the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative of Harvard School of Public Health.

She is the Director of the CUHK Centre for Global Health (CGH) and Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC). Specifically, CCOUC is recognised as a Centre of Excellence (ICoE-CCOUC) of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) program co-sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the UNISDR.  

Since 2016, Prof Chan co-chairs the WHO Thematic Platform for Health Emergency & Disaster Risk Management Research Group and is a core member of Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG) of UNISDR. Her main research interests are Health emergency disaster risk management (H-EDRM), Disaster and Humanitarian Medicine, Climate and Planetary Health, Evidence-based public health and medical interventions in resource deficit settings.