Erik Perez, OTD, OTR

Assistant Professor, OT Programs


Austin, TX


Autism Spectrum Disorder
Interprofessional Education
School Systems


Post Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy in Education, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Texas Pan American

Research Interests

Interprofessional Education and Collaboration
Executive Functioning
Mental Health in Pediatric populations

Dr. Erik Perez earned his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, TX and his post professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy with a concentration in Education from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Dr. Perez accepted a core faculty position in the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2019. He brings 14 years of clinical experience having served pediatric populations in outpatient, home health, early intervention, and school-based settings. He has presented to multidisciplinary professionals on the topics of Occupational Therapy and promoting participation in childhood occupations. He received the Clinical Excellence Award in 2015 for his service in Fieldwork Education from South Texas College.

Dr. Perez is registered as an occupational therapist by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.