Professor Houmin Yan receives CRF funding to combat Covid-19

A cross-institutional team led by Professor Houmin Yan has received HKD 4.3 million funding to support the battle against COVID-19 over the next three years. As Project Coordinator, Professor Yan will head a project entitled “Resilient PPE Supply Chains for Hong Kong Health Systems: Current and Post Covid-19 Pandemic”, the first CRF project attained by the College of Business.

“The Coronavirus is a vivid example of how new and deadly noninfluenza microbes are emerging and mutating in unpredictable ways,” said Professor Yan.

“We are grateful to the RGC for this timely support which will enable us to leverage cross-disciplinary expertise to help mitigate the Covid-19 threat.”

The team is composed of experts across the fields of supply chain management, demand forecasting, and public healthcare, and brings together a rich array of Co-Principal Investigators and practising collaborators:

City University of Hong Kong

  • Professor Youhua Frank Chen, Dean (CB) and Chair Professor of Management Sciences
  • Professor Qin S Joe, Dean and Chair Professor, School of Data Science
  • Professor Yanzhi Li, Professor, Departments of Marketing and Management Sciences
  • Professor Shum Stephen Wan Hang, Professor, Department of Management Sciences
  • Dr Tso Kwok Fai Geoffrey, Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences
  • Dr Zhang Qingpeng, Associate Professor, School of Data Science

Other Institutions

  • Professor Ting long Dai, Associate Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
  • Professor Hong Fung, Professor of Practice in Health Services Management at the Jockey Club School of Public Health & Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong;
  • Professor Eliza Lai-yi Wong, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong;
  • Miss Lau Mei Ying Phoebe, Advanced Practice Nurse, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

In the One-off Collaborative Research Fund Coronavirus Disease and Novel Infectious Disease Exercise, 4 CityU-led projects are funded to offer solutions to mitigate impacts of COVID-19 on health, social, economic, environmental and other important aspects. Among all others, the CRF project, “Hong Kong Insolvency and Restructuring Law and Policy in Times of COVID-19 and Beyond,” under Project Coordinator Professor Wan Wai Yee of the School of Law, has participation from the College of Business, namely Professor Mo Lai-lan Phyllis of the Department of Accountancy and Dr Qi Yaxuan of the Department of Economics and Finance.

The College of Business is proud to be playing a part in developing a comprehensive strategy to combat the pandemic, demonstrating the critical role that our research can play towards solving pressing societal issues.