Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Joe Nallen is the Director of Communications at CrisisReady, where he develops communications pipelines and assists in the distribution of various data products.

Joe oversees CrisisReady’s content development framework, the strategic placement of its research products, and the processes for disseminating updates and accelerating outreach during crises. Working in close collaboration with research teams and key decision makers during crises, he assists in developing data visualizations and leads the distribution of research products across multiple communications pipelines. Additionally, he manages the content on CrisisReady’s website and leads cross-channel campaigns to amplify projects and publications from Network members and partners.

Before joining the CrisisReady team, Joe was the Web and Communications Lead at The Fletcher School, the graduate school of international affairs and policy at Tufts University. There, he led communications efforts with research teams in designing and developing websites and communicating research findings. The research projects he was involved in focused on various topics, including, but not limited to, the infrastructural gaps in broadband access across the United States, the national and global preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the trajectory of digital growth and innovation across the globe.

Joe has a vested interest in public health, epidemiology, and emerging healthcare technologies. He is particularly interested in accelerating digital healthcare by prioritizing the intersections between digital health innovation and policy.


  • Digital Health
  • Global Health
  • Public Health Technology
  • Disaster Response
  • Healthcare IT
  • Medical Device Design

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