Robert Furberg

Robert conducts future-oriented research on technology-enabled behavior change interventions. For 15 years, Robert has led the design, development, and evaluation of several digital health studies for a range of federal clients, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation. His current work explores how sensor-based data can be used to better support individualized prevention and disease management strategies.

The most rewarding projects I’ve worked on lately are the ones that have forced our teams to generate new methods of doing research that enable us to bring dynamic, high-risk technologies into the conduct of rigorous clinical and public health studies.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Digital Health
  • Research Methods
  • Health Apps
  • Sensors
  • Wearables
  • Privacy & Security
  • Regulatory Compliance



  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill