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TheVerge.com: The Pandemic Showed that Big Tech Isn’t a Public Health Savior


June 9, 2021


CrisisReady co-founder Andrew Schroeder was interviewed for an article which appeared on June 3, 2021 in The Verge on the role that big technology firms played during the Covid-19 pandemic.



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Displacement and Gender on St Vincent Following the La Soufriere Volcanic Eruption


by Akash Yadav (CrisisReady)


The La Soufriere volcano on the island of St Vincent began erupting on the 27th of December at the end of 2020. On April 13th, 2021 an enormous plume of ash and smoke spewed from the crater.


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Where are Health Resources Most Needed to Prepare for the 2021 California Wildfire Season?


by Caleb Dresser, Neil Singh Bedi, Akash Yadav (CrisisReady)


As California prepares for another wildfire season, safety net health facilities are preparing to meet the needs of populations that will be affected in coming months. Given the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing resource limitations, those efforts need to be focused where impacts are likely to be greatest.


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As Disaster Response Changes, Data Leads the Way


by Amarica Rafanelli


The environments in which disasters occur are changing. Populations are denser. Climates are more extreme. And technology is burgeoning into new realms. These changes have ushered in a new era of disaster response.


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Events

Launch of CrisisReady


  • DATE:
    Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 11:00am — 12:30pm

CrisisReady is organized around the principles of Data Readiness, Methods Readiness, and Translational Readiness, and seeks to advance data-driven decision-making during public health emergencies. CrisisReady evolved from the Covid-19 Mobility Data Network, a research network of 100+ scientists from around the world who volunteered their time to serve as trusted intermediaries between technology companies and city and state governments around the world, in 2020.



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Publications

Incorporating human mobility data improves forecasts of Dengue fever in Thailand


Published in Scientific Reports, 11(1), 923
January 13, 2021 by Kiang, M. V., Santillana, M., Chen, J. T., Onnela, J.-P., Krieger, N., Engø-Monsen, K., Ekapirat, N., Areechokchai, D., Prempree, P., Maude, R. J., & Buckee, C. O.



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Vaccine Distribution, Deserts, and Data Analytics


by Camber Systems


Last week, President Joe Biden announced his goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in office. Equitably distributing a vaccine to that many Americans now stands as the country’s final and most daunting task to defeat the pandemic.


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Estimating internationally imported cases during the early COVID-19 pandemic


Published in Nature Communications, 12(1), 311
January 12, 2021 by Menkir, T. F., Chin, T., Hay, J. A., Surface, E. D., De Salazar, P. M., Buckee, C. O., Watts, A., Khan, K., Sherbo, R., Yan, A. W. C., Mina, M. J., Lipsitch, M., & Niehus, R.



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Publications

Quantifying the dynamics of migration after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico


Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Dec 2020, 117 (51) 32772-32778
December 22, 2020 by Rolando J. Acosta, Nishant Kishore, Rafael A. Irazarry, Caroline Buckee



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OpenDP: open-source software tools for privacy-protective statistical analysis of sensitive personal data.


by Abhishek Bhatia


The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of developing analytical pipelines that leverage data streams generated by individuals and communities to drive data-driven responses to crises. As these data increasingly exchange hands within agencies and are shared publicly for broader research, Salil Vadhan from Harvard SEAS and Navin Vembar from Camber Systems discuss the inadequacy of traditional methods for the protection of sensitive personal data.


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Flying, phones and flu: Anonymized call records suggest that Keflavik International Airport introduced pandemic H1N1 into Iceland in 2009


Published in Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 14(1), 37–45
November 9, 2020 by Kishore, N., Mitchell, R., Lash, T. L., Reed, C., Danon, L., Sigmundsdóttir, G., & Vigfusson, Y.



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Measuring mobility to monitor travel and physical distancing interventions: a common framework for mobile phone data analysis


Published in The Lancet Digital Health
November 1, 2020 by Kishore, N., Kiang, M. V., Engø-Monsen, K., Vembar, N., Schroeder, A., Balsari, S., & Buckee, C. O.



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Lockdown related travel behavior undermines the containment of SARS-CoV-2


Published in MedRxiv, 2020.10.22.20217752
October 26, 2020 by Kishore, N., Kahn, R., Martinez, P. P., Salazar, P. M. D., Mahmud, A. S., & Buckee, C. O.



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The use of mobile phone data to inform analysis of COVID-19 pandemic epidemiology


Published in Nature Communications, 11(1), 4961
September 30, 2020 by Grantz, K. H., Meredith, H. R., Cummings, D. A. T., Metcalf, C. J. E., Grenfell, B. T., Giles, J. R., Mehta, S., Solomon, S., Labrique, A., Kishore, N., Buckee, C. O., & Wesolowski, A.



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Publications

Reductions in commuting mobility correlate with geographic differences in SARS-CoV-2 prevalence in New York City


Published in Nature Communications, 11(1), 4674
September 16, 2020 by Kissler, S. M., Kishore, N., Prabhu, M., Goffman, D., Beilin, Y., Landau, R., Gyamfi-Bannerman, C., Bateman, B. T., Snyder, J., Razavi, A. S., Katz, D., Gal, J., Bianco, A., Stone, J., Larremore, D., Buckee, C. O., & Grad, Y. H.



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Publications

COVID-19 care in India: The course to self-reliance.


Published in The Lancet Global Health, 8(11), e1359–e1360
August 24, 2020 by Balsari, S., Sange, M., & Udwadia, Z.



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Many Displaced from Hurricane Laura Are Now in Path of Hurricane Delta


by Andrew Schroeder


Hurricane Delta is set to make landfall as a Category 2 storm on the coast of Louisiana and western Mississippi on Friday, Oct. 9. This would be a serious situation under any circumstance, but for those still displaced from the last major storm in this area, Hurricane Laura, which made landfall on Aug.


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Identifying Locations with Possible Undetected Imported Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Cases by Using Importation Predictions


Published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(7), 1465–1469
July 1, 2020 by De Salazar, P. M., Niehus, R., Taylor, A., Buckee, C. O., & Lipsitch, M.



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Displacement, Gender Disparities, and Shelter Utilization after Hurricane Laura


by Andrew Schroeder, Nishant Kishore, Navin Vembar, Caleb Dresser


Examining dynamics of displacement, return, and shelter usage post-Hurricane Laura using mobility data from Facebook and Camber Systems.


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Publications

Food Security and Human Mobility During the COVID-19 Lockdown


Published in Social Science Research Network (Scholarly Paper ID 3600376)
May 15, 2020 by Choudhury, P., Koo, W. W., Li, X., Kishore, N., Balsari, S., & Khanna, T.



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Aggregated mobility data could help fight COVID-19


Published in Science (New York, N.Y.), 368(6487), 145–146
April 10, 2020 by Buckee, C. O., Balsari, S., Chan, J., Crosas, M., Dominici, F., Gasser, U., Grad, Y. H., Grenfell, B., Halloran, M. E., Kraemer, M. U. G., Lipsitch, M., Metcalf, C. J. E., Meyers, L. A., Perkins, T. A., Santillana, M., Scarpino, S. V., Viboud, C., Wesolowski, A., & Schroeder, A.



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