International Advisory Board

Andrea Charise

Andrea Charise

As of July 1, 2014, Dr. Andrea Charise is Assistant Professor of Health Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Dr. Charise joins UTSC's Health Studies Program from the University of Iowa where she was Postdoctoral Fellow-in-Residence at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. Her teaching and research focus on health humanities and humanistic approaches to health studies; English literature, especially the novel and nineteenth-century British writing (the field in which she earned her PhD); old age and age studies; embodiment; critical theory; metaphorics; and interdisciplinarity.

In addition to receiving recognition for her teaching and scholarship in literature, Dr. Charise has had a productive career as a medical researcher (primarily in geriatrics). Her award-winning research has appeared in a wide range of peer-reviewed venues including Health Expectations, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Academic Medicine, Essays in Romanticism, Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and English Literary History (ELH). She presents regularly at conferences in both the humanities and health sciences, and is a frequently invited speaker in academic, medical, and public forums.

Dr. Charise is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the International Conference on Romanticism's Lore Metzger Prize (2011), and the CIHR's AgePlus Prize (2008). She can be found online at or on Twitter as @AndreaCharise.

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • The  institue of mental health nottingham
  • National Institute of Health
  • Centre for Advanced Studies
  • The University of Nottingham United Kingdom China Malaysia
  • De Montfort University Leicester
  • OPPNET Basic Behaviour & Social Science Opportunity Network