• New Data Reports:
    Earthquake Strikes West Java, Indonesia

    On November 21, a deadly 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck western Indonesia, killing and injuring hundreds in the Cianjur district of West Java.

    New situation reports from CrisisReady provide information on the patterns of displacement as agencies rush to respond to the disaster.

  • We’re Hiring!
    Graduate Data Science Intern

    CrisisReady is looking to expand its team of scientists to support the development of data products to support emergency response and recovery operation for a range of global crises.

    The application is now open!

    Apply Here
  • Data in Crises:
    Discussions on Climate Migration Driven by Disasters

    On December 8, CrisisReady, Harvard’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and Harvard’s Mittal Institute will convene a panel to examine the preparedness of response agencies to use novel data to prepare-for and respond-to climate migration and displacement.

    Register Now
  • How Data Can Reshape Hurricane Response

    The short-term impacts of a hurricane are what initially capture the public’s attention, but what about the long-term impacts?

    CrisisReady’s recent “Data in Crises” event explored how data can improve response to (and awareness of) the health impacts that persist long after the acute event has passed.

    Learn More
  • CrisisReady 2022 Annual Report

    Over the past year, CrisisReady has launched several new research projects, workshops, and digital tools to advance crisis response and health system resilience.

    Read about these exciting projects in CrisisReady’s 2022 annual report!

    Download the Report
  • The Use of Human Mobility Data in Public Health Emergencies

    Efforts to leverage mobility data in public health response have been laudable but fraught with limitations and potential for inadvertent harm.

    CrisisReady published a white paper to identify the gaps that hinder the integration of novel data into the field.

    Access the Paper
  • Ukraine War: Mapping Population Desnity Changes and Dispersal Patterns

    In an ongoing effort to share data and insights as the war in Ukraine unfolds, CrisisReady produced map analyses that show population density changes around the Western border of the country, where paths of displacement have been most prominent.

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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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