With the expansion of the Ethnic Minority Health Project, the Centre is now consolidating humanitarian medicine research findings collected from its field sites. Humanitarian medicine issues in Hongyan Village in Sichuan Province have been examined and a related paper published (Chan, Guo, Lee, Liu, & Mark, 2017).
Human security is an ongoing research theme of CCOUC. Prof Emily YY Chan has co-authored a paper exploring the neutrality of physicians in conflicts together with other leading experts from Harvard University, Karolinska Institutet, University of Manchester and Università del Piemonte Orientale (Burkle, Erickson, von Schreeb, Kayden, Redmond, Chan, Della Corte, Cranmer, Otomo, Johnson, & Roy, 2017). Regional case studies have also been developed to explore the human health security implications of urban disasters and extreme events. In the coming years, the Centre would continue to contribute more research evidence to this subject area.