Lehana Thabane has been appointed the acting chair of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

His four-month term starts on July 1, 2019 as the selection committee determines the next chair.

Thabane is a professor of HEI, and an associate member of the departments of pediatrics and anesthesia, and the schools of nursing and rehabilitation science. He is also a senior scientist at the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI).

He has served as associate chair of HEI since 2009.