Select Page
Join our panel of data scientists, public health practitioners and humanitarian responders to learn how new data and novel analytic approaches are helping communities prepare for an uncertain future.
2023 has seen a new wave of climate extremes causing disruptions and displacement throughout the world, from heat and wildfires in North America and Europe to unprecedented flooding in Greece, Libya, and Hong Kong. Novel data sources and methods for analyzing human population dynamics and health impacts during extreme weather events are opening up new perspectives on the scale and speed of change, the dimensions of humanitarian response, and the possible futures of vulnerable communities.
CrisisReady, a research and response platform based at Harvard University and Direct Relief, leverages novel data sources and new analytic approaches to improve public health response and humanitarian relief in impacted communities around the world.

The event will feature live demonstrations of CrisisReady’s latest projects, including:

Climateverse – A repository offering processed, organized, and easy-to-use datasets that can be queried via generative AI for researchers and policymakers.
OpenDP – Working with the OpenDP project, our team tested the application of differential privacy tools on vast human mobility datasets to examine their impact on epidemiological utility.
ReadyMapper – Deployed during a range of global disasters, CrisisReady’s decision support tools allow communities and response agencies to track population movement, vulnerability, and health system status in order to match resource allocation to evolving needs.
Natalie Ayers, Data Scientist, CrisisReady; PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University
Dr. Andrew Schroeder, Co-Director, CrisisReady; Vice President of Research and Analysis, Direct Relief
Dr. Nishant Kishore, Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Dr. Satchit Balsari, Co-Director, CrisisReady; Emergency Medicine Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School