• Using Novel Technologies to Forecast the Needs of Medically-Vulnerable Populations During Wildfires

    Join us on Thursday, May 26 for the next Disaster Mobility Data Network (DMDN) meeting, featuring an overview of CrisisReady’s Decision Support Tool to optimize wildfire response and preparedness.

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  • Interactive Dashboard: Tracking Dispersal Patterns of Ukrainian Refugees

    6.3 Million refugees have fled Ukraine as the humanitarian, economic, and geopolitical impacts of Russia’s invasion of the country continue to unfold.

    In response to this refugee crisis, CrisisReady updated its interactive map, which provides insights on the dispersal patterns of refugees throughout Europe.

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  • How User Data Gathered from Facebook Can Support Humanitarian Aid and Help Save Lives

    CrisisReady co-Director Andrew Schroeder explains how maps that highlighting refugee movement patterns are helping guide humanitarian response to the war in Ukraine.

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  • The Dire Impacts of Climate Migration on Children & Families

    Dr. Satchit Balsari joins “Five Minutes for the Future: A Texas Children & Families Series,” hosted by Children at Risk and Texas Family Leadership Council to discuss recent examples of forced migration due to climate change.

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  • Ukraine War: Mapping Population Desnity Changes and Dispersal Patterns

    In an ongoing effort to share important data and insights during the crisis in Ukraine, CrisisReady is producing timely data analyses on population density changes around the western border of the country.

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  • Meeting Recording: Mobility Data, Displacement, and the War in Ukraine

    Watch the recording of the latest Disaster Mobility Data Network (DMDN) meeting, which features collaborators from UN OCHA, UNICEF, and the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs at Yale University.

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  • Interactive Map: Tracking Population Density Changes along Ukraine-Poland Border

    CrisisReady has created an interactive map that highlights changes in population densities along the border of Ukraine and Poland, revealing important information about refugee displacement dynamics amid the war.

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  • How Can Human Mobility Data Reshape Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Management?

    Key collaborators from FEMA, CalOES, The City of New Orleans, and NetHope discuss the emerging role of mobility data in emergency contexts, as well as the opportunities and challenges associated with them.

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  • 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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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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