Amy Lyons-Brown, MS, OTD, OTR/L

Doctoral Coordinator, Assistant Professor, OT Porgrams


San Marcos, CA


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Doctor of Occupational Therapy, A.T. Still University
Master of Science, Washington University School of Medicine
Bachelor of Science, Augustana College

Amy Lyons-Brown, MS, OTD, OTR/L is a Doctoral Coordinator and Assistant Professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) on the San Marcos, CA campus, where she teaches in the residential program for occupational therapy. She has been an occupational therapist for more than 20 years.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1998 from Augustana College in Illinois and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1999 from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2015, she graduated from A.T. Still University with her Doctor of Occupational Therapy, with an emphasis on prevention and population health.

Dr. Lyons-Brown’s clinical experience includes working across the continuum of care and across the lifespan focusing on occupational performance in neurological populations such as stroke, traumatic and acquired brain injury, Parkinson disease and dementia. In addition, Dr. Lyons-Brown has experience in clinical management as a director of rehab in skilled nursing.

She has served in academia as contributing faculty and an assistant professor since 2011 at the master’s and doctoral levels. Her research and scholarship interests include educational methodology for development of critical thinking skills, healthcare outcome measurement tools and prevention of intimate partner violence. She joined USAHS in 2019.