Bob Merberg

The Health Shifting blog is written and created by Bob Merberg, who has been helping employees achieve their health goals for more than 20 years. Programs he has managed received a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles gold award from the National Business Group on Health six times and have won numerous other awards for health promotion and innovation. The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism in 2014 named Bob an IHC Superstar for Employee Empowerment, and in 2017 a team of judges convened by the Rochester Business Journal selected him as Health and Wellness Champion of the Year based on creativity, active participation, and ability to effect measurable improvements, sustainability and program outcomes.

The following are a few of Bob’s recent and upcoming appearances. If you’d like to book Bob to speak at your event, contact him at www.linkedin.com/in/bobmerberg, via Twitter at @bmerberg, or using this blog’s Contact form.


NBGH Webinar Series (co-presenter)National Business Group on Health07/19/2017Does Your Workplace Foodscape Advance Well-being? Addressing Cake Culture, Food Altars and Other Challenges
Redesigning Wellness (podcast)Redesigning Wellness05/23/2017A New Beginning, Flip Flops and Cake Culture with Bob Merberg
HERO ForumHealth Enhancement Research Organization09/28/2016Panel: Workplace Well-Being Innovators Discuss The Next Generation of Employee Engagement
WHAGR 2016 Spring ConferenceWorksite Health Alliance of Greater Rochester04/07/2016Keynote: The Many Faces of Wellbeing - Total Employee Health
HRE 4th Annual Health & Benefits Leadership ConferenceHuman Resource Executive03/30/2016Panel: Building a Healthier Work Environment
2016 Employee Benefits Predictions WebinarBenz Communications03/09/2016 Webinar Panelist
Well-Being Practitioner (periodical)Health Enhancement Systems11/2015Q and A with Bob Merberg
IHC Forum WestInstitute for Health Care Consumerism11/17/2015Health Management/Wellness - Expert Panel: Health Care Consumerism -- Wellness, Incentives and Engagement
Been There, Done That! (podcast)SCORE08/30/2015Employee Wellness for Small Business
University of RochesterUniversity of Rochester Benefits Department07/17/2015Championing Employee Wellness
IHC Forum WestInstitute for Health Care Consumerism 11/11/2014Panel: Employee Engagement and the Importance of Good Employer Communications
Reinventing Health Care the Rochester Way Conference Rochester Business Alliance 10/23/2014The Business Case for Wellness: Beyond ROI
4th Annual Prevention and Wellness CongressWorld Congress5/8/2014Go Beyond Health Care Costs to Quantify Wellness Program Success
DASH-NY 2nd Annual Conference: Healthy Community DevelopmentNew York Academy of Medicine3/24/2014Reducing Employee Health Risk Using a Social-Based Challenge Platform
Health and Benefits Leadership ConferenceHuman Resource Executive3/18/2014Under the Hood: Wellness Strategies that Work
Solutions for Health, Productivity, and Absence ManagementInstitute for Benefits Integration3/5/2014Co-presenter: The Impact of Social Wellness at Paychex
Worksite Wellness WorkshopRochester Business Alliance2/6/2014The Business Case for Employee Wellness
Webinar: 14 Predictions for 2014ShapeUp1/9/2014Featured panelist
National Employers’ Health Benefits Communication SummitNational Business Group on Health6/27/2013Keynote (co-presenter): The Secret Sauce: Adding Flavor to Wellness Communications
Health and Benefits Leadership ConferenceHuman Resource Executive4/22/2013Co-presenter: The Long Road to Employee Wellness
CoHealth CheckupCoHealth blogtalkradio.com interview3/6/2013Searching for What Works in Employee Wellness
Webinar: Ask Me AnythingShapeUp3/5/2013Featured panelist
Prevention and Wellness 2.0The World Congress5/16/2012Keynote Panel Moderator: Behavioral Economics, Incentives, and Culture – Where is the Alignment to Integrate External and Intrinsic Motivation for Sustainable Change?
Prevention and Wellness 2.0The World Congress5/16/2012Conference Chair
Benefits ForumRochester Business Alliance4/5/2012Panel: Best Practices in Employee Wellness
Genesee Valley Society for Human Resources Management MeetingGVSHRM9/22/2011Employee Wellness: Beyond ROI
3rd Annual Wellness Rewards CongressGlobal Media Dynamics3/28/2011Panel: Reinvesting and Fine-Tuning Wellness Programs For Continuous Improvement
Getting Connected: Building an Educated Health Care ConsumerWorksite Health Alliance of Greater Rochester9/23/2010Health Connections: Seven Essential Lessons from Social Network Research 
Achieving an ROI for Wellness & Sustainable Behavior ChangeWorld Research Group7/28/2010How to Drive Employee Participation in a Sustainable Wellness Program Using a Multi-Faceted Communication Strategy 
Achieving an ROI for Wellness & Sustainable Behavior ChangeWorld Research Group7/26/2010Panel: Access the True Meaning of ROI & Analyze Metrics to Ensure Optimal Value for Your Wellness Program 
2nd Corporate Health & Wellness SummitHealthcare IQ - a divison of IQPC5/10/2010How to Drive Employee Participation in a Sustainable Wellness Program
Rewarding Health BehaviorsWorld Research Group1/13/2010Successful Integration of Wellness, Work/Life, and Behavioral Health with Medical Benefits
Advancing Benefit Design Innovation through The Convergence of Health & WealthWorld Research Group11/2/2009Successful Integration of Wellness, Work/Life, and Behavioral Health with Medical Benefits
Webinar: Evaluating the Effectiveness and Cost-Savings of Tobacco Use Treatment Programs in the WorkplacePartnership for Prevention; National Business Coalition on Health10/22/2009Paychex, Inc.: Employer Case Study
Fuel For Your Wellness Strategy - Driving Your Program in the Right DirectionWorksite Health Alliance of Greater Rochester10/8/2009Behavioral Health: The Overlooked Dimension of Worksite Wellness
Employee Benefits Executive ForumConnex International8/30/2009Successful Integration of Wellness, Work/Life, and Behavioral Health with Medical Benefits 
The 4th Annual Achieving ROI for Wellness ConferenceWorld Research Group7/27/2009Co-Presenter: How Paychex is Optimizing & Measuring the Value of Wellness Integration 
Free & Clear's Clear Insights webinar seriesFree & Clear3/4/2009Why Carve Out Tobacco Cessation: A Story of Success for Paychex