Robert Smith

Robert Smith, PhD, has 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has provided or supervised the statistical support for the design, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials in many therapeutic areas and in all phases of drug development including life cycle management. He has contributed to several marketing applications.

Prior to forming RAS Statistics, LLC, Bob served as Director of Global Biometric Sciences at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Princeton, NJ, where he oversaw the statistical and clinical programming support for all clinical pharmacology and translational medicine studies. He participated on and/or led interdisciplinary teams on process improvement, response to draft regulatory Guidances for Industry, and due diligence evaluations of candidate service providers. He has also directed the statistical support for later phase clinical studies in the cardiovascular, metabolic, infectious, and inflammatory disease therapeutic areas, and began his pharmaceutical career working in the neuroscience and oncology therapeutic areas at CIBA-Geigy.

Bob has been an instructor on statistical methodology for the Pharmaceutical Education & Research Institute (PERI), and has authored or co-authored several papers and presentations on applications of statistics to clinical trials.

Dr. Smith received his Master of Science degree in Mathematics from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Statistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the Biopharmaceutical Section of the American Statistical Association, and the International Biometric Society – Eastern North American Region (ENAR).