Dr. Courtney Page-Tan is an Assistant Professor of Human Resilience in the Department of Security and Emergency Services at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northeastern University. Her research examines how communities and social networks mitigate the adverse outcomes of unexpected shocks and short- and long-term stressors, using techniques from geospatial information systems (GIS), statistics, and network analysis.
She has contributed to the United Nations' flagship disaster risk reduction (DRR) report and consulted for The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, ISeeChange, U.N. Development Programme - Paraguay, and U.N Development Programme - Mexico. Her research has been supported by grants and funding from diverse sources, from federal government entities, including the Department of Homeland Security; local governments such as The Mayor’s Special Advisory Committee on Neighborhood-Based Resilience in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts; private sector partners, such as ISeeChange and Nextdoor; and research institutions, such as the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado - Boulder.