Lakeisa (Keisa) Boykin, DHSC, MBA/HCM, OT/L

Assistant Professor, Doctoral Coordinator, OT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Health Sciences


Acute Care
Adult Rehabilitation
Chronic Disease Management
Clinical Education
Health Administration
Higher Education
Long Term / Rehabilitation Nursing
Mental Health


Doctor of Health Science, Nova Southeastern University
Master of Arts in Business Administration and in Healthcare Management, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Florida A&M University

Research Interests

Mental Health
Diabetes Self-Management

Dr. Keisa Boykin joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Occupational Therapy department in August 2017. Prior to joining the University, she worked as an occupational therapist in the home health setting. She has also worked in academia as a program director and instructor. She has worked clinically as a rehab director in skilled nursing and home-health settings.

She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Florida Occupational Therapy Association, where she served as a regional representative.

Dr. Boykin volunteers regularly for Jack and Jill of America, Orlando Chapter Executive Board. She is a member of the National Association for Mental Illness, Orlando chapter. She is engaged in research with an emphasis on the benefit of occupational therapy intervention with the mental health population.