WIP: Building Bottom-up Health and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes

February 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
FXB 710
651 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Lena Ransohoff

with Emily Ying Yang Chan, MD, SMPIH, DFPH (UK)

Harvard FXB Work In Progress Series

Dr. Emily Ying Yang Chan will discuss her newly published book Building Bottom-up Health and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes. Dr. Chan serves as Professor and Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine, and Associate Director, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is Director of the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) and the Centre for Global Health (CGH); co-chairperson of WHO Thematic Platform for Health Emergency & Disaster Risk Management Research Group; a member of the Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG); Visiting Professor at Oxford University Nuffield Department of Medicine; and  Fellow at Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. Her research interests include disaster and humanitarian medicine, climate change and health, global and planetary health, Human Health Security and Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (H-EDRM), remote rural health, ethnic minority health, injury and violence epidemiology, and primary care. Dr. Chan also had extensive experience as a frontline emergency relief practitioner across 20 countries in the mid-1990s.