Robert Furberg

Senior Clinical Informaticist, PhD
How We Approach Data Science at RTI International
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Robert Furberg is a senior clinical informaticist in RTI International’s Digital Health and Patient Centered Technology Program, where he conducts future-oriented research on technology-enabled health behavior change interventions. He has conducted studies on the use of various mobile interventions to support health promotion, primary and secondary disease prevention, and treatment adherence across a variety of patient populations. Among providers, he explores how the increased engagement of clinicians online can be used to improve health care delivery, health education, patient and family engagement, and clinical decision making. Much of his current work explores the use of sensor-based, longitudinal, passive data collection as a primary source of data to support individualized health promotion, prevention, and chronic disease management strategies. Dr. Furberg has served as an instructor for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mHealth Training Institute and lectures regularly at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, the School of Information and Library Science, and the Duke University School of Medicine in the Department of Community and Family Medicine.