Arts | Aging | Wellness | Community

About Andrea

Andrea Charise, PhD, is Associate Professor and Associate Chair-Research in the Department of Health & Society at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Canada.

Her award-winning scholarship and teaching focuses on the connections between arts, health, and community wellness.

Andrea is the author or editor of two recent academic books, including the Routledge Companion to Health Humanities and The Aesthetics of Senescence (SUNY Press), a finalist for the 2020 British Society for Literature and Science’s Book Prize. She is the lead developer of Canada’s first undergraduate program in Health Humanities, launched at UTSC in 2017.

Andrea also holds cross-appointments in the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Wilson Center for Research in Medical Education, along with graduate faculty appointments in the University of Toronto’s Graduate Department of English and the Collaborative Graduate Program in Women’s Health at the Women’s College Research Institute.

Current Research
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My award-winning teaching and scholarship in literature is informed by 20 years of work experience as a medical researcher in aging and geriatrics.