Benjamin R. Saville, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics
2525 West End, Ste. 11000
Nashville, TN 37203

Research Interests

  • Bayesian adaptive clinical trials
  • Multi-arm adaptive platform (master protocol) trials
  • Bayesian borrowing via hierarchical models
  • Nonparametric randomization-based analysis of covariance
  • Bayesian model selection in hierarchical linear models

Curriculum Vitae



  • PhD, Biostatistics 2008
    * University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    * Dissertation: Bayesian Multilevel Models and Medical Applications
    * Advisor: Dr. Amy H. Herring

  • MS, Biostatistics 2004
    * University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    * Thesis: A Statistical method for comparing randomized treatments for favorable response during the last t times of assessment for clinical trials with random censoring of follow-up time
    * Advisor: Dr. Gary G. Koch

  • BS, Statistics, Magna Cum Laude, 2002
    * Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Work Experience

  • Berry Consultants
    • Director, Trial Design & Analysis (2020-present)
    • Senior Statistical Scientist (2018-present)
    • Statistical Scientist (2014-2017)
  • Vanderbilt University
    • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics (2014-present)
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics (2008-2014)
    • Assistant Professor (Secondary Appointment), Department of Biomedical Engineering, (2009-2013)
    • Assistant Professor, Division of Cancer Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics (2011-present)
    • Member, Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences (2011-present)

Topic revision: r47 - 28 Jan 2022, BenSaville

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