Robert Furberg studies how emerging technologies, including smartphones and wearable devices, can be used for clinical and public health research.
For over 17 years, Dr. Furberg has led interdisciplinary R&D teams that design, implement, and evaluate digital health interventions.
He is a founding member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Network of Digital Health Experts (NoDEx) and serves on RTI’s Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects as an Institutional Review Board member.
His work has been featured in several media outlets, including the New York Times, POLITICO, Stars and Stripes, National Public Radio, GQ Magazine, Fortune, IEEE Xplore, Fast Company, Firehouse Magazine, and MIT Technology Review.
Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Furberg served as a Firefighter / Paramedic for a variety of agencies, including the Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. He is currently a member of the White Cross Fire Department in Chapel Hill, NC.