Lawrence Kazembe is a Professor in Applied Statistics at the University of Namibia. He previously served as senior biostatistician at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme in Blantyre, Malawi; consultant statistician with Malaria Alert Centre; and as a research fellow at Medical Research Council of South Africa, Durban in the Malaria Lead Research Programme. He has published extensively, with over 100 peer-reviewed publications in food security, malaria research and population health. In 2008, he was recognized as a young scientist and in 2009, he was accorded a young research affiliate award by the Academy of Sciences in Developing Countries (TWAS), and a young biometrician medal from the Sub-Saharan Network of International Biometrics Society (SUSAN-IBS), in 2009. He has supervised over 10 PhDs and 50 MSc graduates. His main research interests are in Bayesian statistical modeling and spatial analysis with applications in population health.