Lesego Gabaitiri completed his undergraduate degrees in Statistics at the University of Botswana, moving on to the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, to complete his Masters in Statistics, and to Harvard University, USA, to complete a Masters in Biostatistics. He then completed a PhD in Statistics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in 2013 and became a Post-doctoral Fellow (Biostatistics) at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, in 2018.
He is currently a senior lecturer in Statistics and his research interest is in biostatistical methods used in HIV and AIDS research. In particular, he specialises in Statistical Methods used for estimating HIV incidence. His work on HIV/AIDS started in 2001 when he was a Fogarty Fellow at Harvard's School of Public Health under the Fogarty International Training Programme in AIDS-Related Epidemiology.