• Mobility data metrics as proxies for SARS-CoV-2 transmission

    Location data from mobile phones are an important source of real-time information about human mobility on a population level, but the degree to which these mobility metrics capture the relevant contact patterns of individuals at risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2 is not clear. In this study we describe changes in the relationship between mobile phone data and SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the USA

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  • Disaster Mobility Data Network Meeting 6 Event Recording

    Watch the Disaster Mobility Disaster Network meeting hosted on December 16, 2021, featuring discussions on the ethics and use of location data, and the privacy protection methods in Facebook mobility data.

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  • DMDN Upcoming Meetings

    Find information on all the upcoming Disaster Mobility Data Network meetings and events

  • Data in Crisis – Rethinking Disaster Preparedness in the United States

    Building integrated translational pipelines that use data rapidly and effectively to address health effects of natural disasters will require substantial investment, which must rely on evidence of which approaches improve outcomes. But promising solutions are available.

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  • Situation Reports

    A repository of translational ready outputs highlighting CrisisReady’s response work from 2021

  • COVID-19 Mobility Data Network – Annual Report 2020

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We provide scalable expertise in Data Readiness, Methods Readiness, and Translational Readiness, for equitable and transparent crisis planning and response.

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CrisisReady works with international agencies, governments, NGOS, and technology companies to implement Data, Methods, and Translational Readiness for response to health emergencies and disasters. 

Our Work

California Wildfires Project

Predicting and responding to dynamic health-system demands in the context of the CA wildfires and PSPS events.




Engaging a community of collaborators in academia, industry, and government to build trustworthy, open-source software tools for privacy-protective statistical analysis of sensitive personal data.


Disaster Mobility Data Network

Mobility data can play a vital role in all aspects of emergency management, from building resilient infrastructure and transport systems, to measuring rates and directions of evacuation, to assisting with targeted, timely, and effective recovery efforts.


Safe, Responsible, Fair and Equitable use of Human Mobility Data

The CrisisReady team hosted a series of seminars in March and April 2020 to build consensus around key technical, ethical and policy issues…

Data Policy

COVID-19 Mobility Data Network


A network of infectious disease epidemiologists at universities around the world working with technology companies to use aggregated mobility data to support the COVID-19 response.

Mobility Data

Rapid Response Grants

CrisisReady supports and sustains the practical engagement of academic researchers in response to disasters and public health emergencies by providing small, fast-tracked grants which enable academics to devote focused time and attention to key problems in data, methods, and translational readiness.


Nowcasting Population Displacement During US Hurricanes

The combination of human mobility data with other datasets can allow a better understanding of unprecedented situations, such as the behavior of populations affected by multiple simultaneous disasters.


Facebook Mobility Map

The data contained in this map displays county level changes in the rates of mobility and staying put, which can allow people to understand the degree to which their communities may be adopting physical distancing efforts.

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