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


Joe Nallen is the Director of Communications at CrisisReady, where he builds communications products for audiences across industries and timezones.

Joe oversees CrisisReady’s content development framework, the strategic placement of its research outputs, and the processes for broadcasting updates and accelerating media 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. Here, he led multifaceted communications efforts and worked closely with research teams in designing and developing websites and communicating research findings through engaging digital properties. 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 healthcare technology. He is particularly interested in revolutionizing Diabetes care through emerging technologies, prioritizing the intersections between digital health innovation and policy, and addressing global health crises with effective, technology-based solutions.


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

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