Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD

Dr. Lehana Thabane, PhD
  • Professor of Biostatistics and Associate Chair, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B)
  • Associate Member of the Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesia, Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), McMaster University
  • Director of Biostatistics, St Joseph’s Healthcare—Hamilton 
  • Senior Scientist, Population Health Research Institute (PHRI)

Email: thabanl@mcmaster.ca

Dr. Lehana Thabane is a Professor of Biostatistics and Associate Chair of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B), Associate member of the Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesia in Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada). He is the Director of Biostatistics at St Joseph’s Healthcare—Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) and Senior Scientist at the Population Health Research Institute of the Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University. Dr Thabane has been the lead/senior biostatistician for over 180 externally funded grants. He is a research methodologist with research interests in biostatistics and clinical trials. He collaborates with researchers in geriatrics, primary care, pediatrics, anesthesia, cardiology, intensive care, evidence-based medicine and health technology assessment. He has co-authored 460 peer-reviewed publications in peer-reviewed journals and over 500 abstracts presented at national and international meetings.

He is a member of several professional associations that include the International Statistical institute, American Statistical Association, International Society of Clinical Biostatistics, and the Society for Clinical Trials. He also served on the panels of many national granting agencies such as the CIHR Clinical Trials panel (as Scientific Officer and Chair), the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Foundation (as member) and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Young Investigator Awards panel (as member). He is currently the chair of CIHR HIV Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Scientific Review Committee.

A winner of the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision 2016, the CE&B Excellence Award in Teaching for 2004-2006 and the FHS Excellence in Graduate Supervision Award for 2012 at McMaster University, Dr. Thabane has extensive experience as an educator and mentor. To date he has mentored over 100 MSc, PhD and Postdoc trainees. He is the clinical trials mentor for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.