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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 (External Affairs) of Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and has been appointed as the CEO of GX Foundation since 2019. She concurrently holds a Visiting Professorship at Oxford University Nuffield Department of Medicine and Fellowship at FXB Centre of Health and Human rights.

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 Science Council (ISC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).  

Prof Chan serves as Global Co-Chairs of the WHO Thematic Platform for Health Emergency & Disaster Risk Management Research Group from 2016 to 2023 and the WHO Global COVID-19 Research Roadmap Social Science working group from 2020 to 2022. She has also been a core member of Asia-Pacific Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (APSTAAG) of UNDRR since 2016. Her main research interests are Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health EDRM), Disaster and Humanitarian Medicine, Ethics in Public Health Emergencies, Climate and Planetary Health, Evidence-based public health and medical interventions in resource deficit settings.

In collaboration with Prof Patricia Kingori of the Ethox Centre and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, Prof Chan is participating in a multidisciplinary 4-continent global health research project funded by Wellcome Trust (Ref. No.: 225238/Z/22/Z) to investigate the aftermaths of humanitarian crises from 2023 to 2031.

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