Robert B. Tate, BSc, MSc, PhD
Bob has been with the Manitoba Follow-up Study since 1975, serving as the
"statistical heart" of the study. Shortly after completing his PhD program in
Community Health Sciences (which involved thesis work on MFUS), Bob became director of the
Over the years with Dr. Mathewson and other colleagues, Bob has co-authored over forty
peer-reviewed publications describing results from MFUS.
Christina Lengyel, PhD, RD
Dr. Lengyel is an Associate Professor and dietitian in the University of Manitoba's Department of Human
Nutritional Sciences and a research affiliate in the University's Centre on Aging. She has been with MFUS
since 2005 investigating dietary patterns and the elderly.
Phil St. John, MD, MPH, FRPCP
Dr. St. John is a practicing geriatrician and Head, Section of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine at the
University of Manitoba. He has been with MFUS since 2012, with research interests
in quality of life, successful aging, and frailty.
Audrey Swift, PhD
Dr. Swift is a Research Associate at MFUS. Her research interest is in "seeing
the bright side" (a type of perceived control), as it relates to physical and psychological
well-being in the context of successful aging. She completed her Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in
Psychology, Community Health Sciences, and Nursing in February 2011.
Dennis Bayomi, MSc
Dennis assists with statistical analyses and maintains the study's databases and
associated software. He also developed and maintains the MFUS website. Dennis has an undergraduate degree
in Computer Science and completed his Master's degree in Community Health Sciences
in the summer of 2006.
Victoria Kubas, BScHE
Victoria processes incoming surveys, enters clinical data, prepares letters to hospitals and physicians, and helps with coding of questionnaires. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Human Nutritional Sciences from the Faculty of Human Ecology at the University of Manitoba.
Christie MacDonald, MD
Dr. MacDonald assists with coding clinical conditions from patient charts.
Ruth Barclay, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept Physical Therapy, School of Medical Rehabilitation
Research interests: Stroke rehabilitation, quality of life, response shift.
Depeng Jiang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Research interests: Biostatistics, longitudinal analysis.
Julia Uhanova, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Research interests: Liver disease, Metabolic Syndrome.