Skip to main content
Dr. Sandra Fucile PhD, OT (reg)
Dr. Sandra Fucile
Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Louise D. Acton Building, Room 212
Internal telephone extension: 32143
External telephone:


  • Research fellowships (University of Florida & University of Rochester)
  • PhD in Rehabilitation Science (McGill University)
  • MSc in Rehabilitation Science (McGill University)
  • BSc in Occupational Therapy (McGill University)


Dr. Fucile’s research program focuses on improving the development, function, and quality of life of at-risk infants for sustaining neurodevelopmental disorders. The populations of interest are premature infants and infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Central to her program is the identification of neurodevelopmental biomarkers, development of innovative assessments tools and design of novel family-integrated intervention approaches to optimize the quality of life of at-risk infants and their families. Her research lab is based at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

Currently accepting MSc and PhD students in the following areas of research:

  • Nipple monitoring device for the evaluation of breast/bottle feeding skills
  • Developmental outcomes of premature infants enrolled in a family-integrated intervention
  • Quality of life outcomes of parents involved in a family-integrated intervention


  • OT 802 Models of Practice in Occupational Therapy
  • OT 883 Cognitive-Neurological Determinants of Occupation l

Link to Google Scholar Profile: