Lehana Thabane
Professor, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Dr. Lehana Thabane is a Vice President of Research at St Joseph’s Healthcare—Hamilton; Scientific Director of the Research Institute at St Joseph’s Healthcare; Professor of Biostatistics and Former Interim Chair/Associate Chair of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact; Associate Member of the Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and Anesthesia, School of Nursing, and School of Rehabilitation Science, in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at McMaster University. He is also the Director of Biostatistics at St. Joseph’s Healthcare—Hamilton. His international reputation has led him to be honoured by many professional societies: He is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and Honorary Foreign Associate Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He is the 2020 Anne & Neil McArthur Annual Research Award.

Dr. Thabane is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Pilot and Feasibility Studies, and he is a member of the editorial board for many journals including Trials, and Clinical Trials. As a senior biostatistician and methodologist, he has led many clinical trials and co-authored about 900 peer-reviewed manuscripts leading to significant contributions and transformation of science, healthcare, and delivery of care in many clinical areas. Having mentored over 200 graduate students and junior faculty, Dr. Thabane has won several teaching and mentorship awards for his commitment to building capacity in health research and nurturing the next generation of researchers.
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