Robert Furberg

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  • Certificate in Sensor Signal and Information Processing, Arizona State University
  • mHealth Training Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • Certificate in Public Health Informatics, Johns Hopkins University
  • Certificate in Field Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • PhD, Medical Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MBA, Technical Management, University of Phoenix
  • BS, Emergency Medicine, American College of Prehospital Medicine
  • BS, Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BS, Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Robert Furberg, MBA, PhD, studies how emerging technologies, including smartphone apps and wearable devices, can be used to support clinical and public health interventions. 

For over 15 years, Dr. Furberg has led interdisciplinary research and development teams at RTI implement and evaluate digital interventions for health promotion, primary and secondary disease prevention, and treatment adherence across a variety of patient populations. His current work explores how digital biomarkers can be used for both individualized assessment and public health surveillance. 

He is a member of IEEE Standards Association Working Groups on Personal Data Privacy (P7002), Mobile Health Data (P1752), and the Consumer Technology Association’s Working Groups on Physical Activity and Stress Monitoring Data Standards. 

Dr. Furberg serves on RTI’s Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects as an Institutional Review Board member.