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Benjamin R. Saville, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

E-mail: b.saville [at] vanderbilt [dot] edu
Phone: 615.343.3624
Fax: 615.343.4924
Office: 11128A
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics
2525 West End, Ste. 11000
Nashville, TN 37203

Research Interests

  • Bayesian adaptive designs
  • Clinical trials
  • Nonparametric 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

  • Vanderbilt University
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics (2008-present)
    • Assistant Professor (Secondary Appointment), Department of Biomedical Engineering, (2009-present)
    • Assistant Professor, Division of Cancer Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics (2011-present)
    • Member, Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences (2011-present)

Areas of Collaboration


Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Arnold D.H., Saville B.R., Wang W., Hartert T.V. (2012). Performance of the Acute Asthma Intensity Research Score (AAIRS) for acute asthma research protocols. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (in press).
  2. Agarwal H.S., Saville B.R., Slayton J.M., Donahue B.S., Daves S., Christian K.G., Bichell D.P., Harris Z.L. (2012). Standardized post-operative handover process improves outcomes in intensive care unit: a model for operational sustainability and improved team performance. Critical Care Medicine (in press).
  3. Mathew R.P., Johnson B.D., Wang W., Saville B.R., Bremer A.A (2012). How much is enough? Evaluation of adrenal function in children who undergo growth hormone stimulation test (GHST). Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism (in press).
  4. Drayna P.C., Estrada C., Wang W., Saville B.R., Arnold D.H. (2012). Ketamine is not associated with clinically important elevation of intraocular pressure during procedural sedation. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine (in press).
  5. Bremer A.A., Stanhope K.L., Graham J.L., Cummings B.P., Wang W., Saville B.R. (2012), Havel P.J. Fructose-fed rhesus monkeys: A nonhuman primate model of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. Clinical and Translational Science (in press).
  6. Saville B.R., Koch G.G (2012). Estimating covariate-adjusted log hazard ratios in randomized clinical trials using Cox proportional hazards models and nonparametric randomization based analysis of covariance. Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics (in press).
  7. Mathew R., Hernanz-Schulman M., Wilkins S., Wang W., Saville B.R., Bremer A.A. (2012). Changes in carotid artery sonogram in premature pubarche. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 25(1-2): 139-145.
  8. Jimenez-Truque N., Tedeschi S., Saye E.J., McKenna B.D., Langdon W., Wright J.P., Alsentzer A., Arnold S., Saville B.R., Wang W., Thomsen I., Creech C.B. (2012). Relationship between maternal and neonatal staphylococcus aureus colonization. Pediatrics 129(5), {DOI}: 10.1542/peds.2011-2308d.
  9. Albers E., Donahue B.S., Milne G., Sanchez S., Saville B.R., Wang W., Baldwin S., Bichell D., McLaughlin B. (2012). Perioperative plasma F2-isoprostane levels correlate with markers of impaired ventilation in infants with single ventricle physiology undergoing stage II surgical palliation on cardiopulmonary bypass. Pediatric Cardiology: DOI 10.1007/s00246-012-0166-2.
  10. Israel S.W., Roofe L.R., Saville B.R., Walsh W.F. (2011). Improvement in antenatal diagnosis of critical congenital heart disease- implications for postnatal care and screening. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 30(3) 180-183.
  11. Gay J.C., Hain P.D., Grantham J.A., Saville B.R. (2011). Epidemiology of 15 day readmissions to a children's hospital. Pediatrics 127(6): e1505-e1512, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-1737.
  12. Saville B.R., Herring A.H., Kaufman J.S. (2011). Assessing variance components in multilevel linear models using approximate Bayes factors: A case study of ethnic disparities in birthweight. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A 174(3): 785-804.
  13. Saville B.R., LaVange, L.M., Koch G.G. (2011).Estimating covariate-adjusted incidence density ratios for multiple intervals using nonparametric randomization-based ANCOVA. Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research 3(2): 242-252.
  14. Moodie P.F., Saville B.R., Tangen C.M, Koch G.G. (2011). Estimating covariate-adjusted log hazards ratios for multiple time intervals in clinical trials using nonparametric randomization-based ANCOVA. Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research 3(2): 232-241.
  15. Saville B.R., Kim Y.S., Koch G.G. (2011). Graphical displays for clarifying how allocation ratio affects total sample size for the two sample logrank test. Pharmaceutical Statistics: DOI 10.1002/pst.407.
  16. Reich S.M, Bickman B., Saville B.R., Alvarez J. (2010). The Effectiveness of baby books for providing pediatric anticipatory guidance to new mothers. Pediatrics, 125(5): 997-1002.
  17. Saville B.R., Herring A.H, Koch G.G. (2010). A robust method for comparing two treatments in a confirmatory clinical trial via multivariate time-to-event methods that jointly incorporate information from longitudinal and time-to-event data. Statistics in Medicine, 29(1): 75-85.
  18. Goldberg, J.F., Calabrese J.R., Saville B.R., Frye M.A., Ketter T.A., Suppes T (2009). Mood stabilization during acute and continuation phase treatment for bipolar I disorder with lamotrigine or placebo. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 70(9): 1273-80.
  19. Saville B.R., Herring A.H (2009). Testing random effects in the linear mixed model using approximate Bayes factors. Biometrics 65, 369-376.
  20. Castel L.D., Saville B.R., DePuy V., Godley P.A., Hartmann K.E., Abernethy A.P. (2008). Racial differences in pain over one year among women with metastatic breast cancer: a hazards analysis of interval-censored data. Cancer, 112(1): 162-70.
  21. Whitaker J., Moy S., Saville B.R., Godfrey V., Nielsen J., Bellinger D., Bradfield J. (2007). The effect of cage size on reproductive performance and behavior in C57BL/6 mice. Lab Animal Journal, 36(10): 32-39.
  22. Castel L.D., Abernethy A.P, Li Y., DePuy V., Saville B.R., Hartmann K.E. (2007). Hazards for pain severity and pain interference with daily living, with exploration of BPI cutpoints, among women with metastatic breast cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(4):380-92.

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