Dr. Lehana Thabane is a Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatics at McMaster University, the director of the Biostatistics Unit of the Centre for Evaluation of Medicine, and a senior scientist in the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University. He is also a biostatician at the centre for Evaluation of Medicines at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, and an associate member of both the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Anesthesia at McMaster University.

He completed his undergraduate studies, obtaining first class in mathematics and statistics, at the National University of Lesotho, his master’s degree in statistics at Sheffield University in the United Kingdom, and his PhD in statistics at the University of Western Ontario. He also completed a diploma in pure science in the Department of Probability and Statistics at the University of Sheffield, England.

Dr. Thabane is a research methodologist with research interests in the development and application of statistical methods health research. His research covers a wide spectrum of areas including clinical trials, research ethics, and conjoint analysis of patient preferences for colorectal cancer screening. He has mentored over 100 Msc, PhD, and Postdoc trainees.

Dr. Thabane serves on two CTN committees, and has acted as supervisor for numerous CTN Postdoctoral Fellows in recent years. He has also contributed to several CTN research publications, most of which discuss various HIV-related issues in the context of sub-Saharan Africa.