Lisa Griggs-Stapleton, PhD, OTR

Doctoral Coordinator, Assistant Professor, OT Programs


Dallas, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Mental Health
Population Health
School Systems


Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University
Master of Occupational Therapy, University of New Mexico
Master of Arts in Psychology, Catholic University

Research Interests

Women's Health Issues
Creativity in OT

Dr. Lisa Griggs-Stapleton joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2019 as a core occupational therapy faculty member and Doctoral Coordinator at the Dallas, TX campus. She has worked in pediatrics, in-patient rehab, geriatric, clinical management, pediatric home health and population health management.

She holds a Master of Arts in psychology from the Catholic University of America, a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of New Mexico and recently earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She has presented at state and national conferences, and her research interests include creativity in teaching, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and improving health care using data.