Dr. Lucia Gagliese



  • Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University
  • Scientist, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Sinai Health Systems
  • Assistant Professor, Departments of Anesthesia and Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Lucia Gagliese, PhD, CPsych, is a writer, psychologist, and professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Her research interests including health psychology, pain, aging, psychosocial oncology, and palliative and end of life care. She is also interested in health humanities and has been studying the role of the arts in health education, in particular using fiction to teach gerontology and psychology. She also writes health-related short stories and leads writing workshops for healthcare providers and people with chronic illnesses and pain. Her creative writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best Canadian Stories-2021, The New Quarterly, The Healing Muse, and others.