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Portrait of Vance W. Berger, PhD

Vance W. Berger, PhD

Mathematical Statistician
Biometry Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 5E628
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone (240) 276-7142
Fax (240) 276-7845
  • Dr. Vance Berger completed his PhD in statistics at Rutgers University in 1995, and then began working at the FDA. This is where he developed his research focus on biases and threats to the validity of medical studies, especially clinical trials. In 1999, Dr. Berger joined the NCI, and has remained ever since. In 2005, he published a book, "Selection Bias and Covariate Imbalances in Randomized Clinical Trials" (Wiley), and continues to work actively in the field of selection bias, allocation concealment, and randomization methods (as covered in this book), plus overall trial quality and robustness against unwarranted assumptions.

  • Evaluations of trial quality

  • Research ethics

  • Research misconduct and malpractice

  • Exact permutation tests

  • Selection bias

  • Allocation concealment

  • Randomization methods

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