Mayra Mendez-Schiaffino, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, OT Programs


St. Augustine, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Acute Care
Adult Rehabilitation
Clinical Education
Clinical Electrophysiology
Community Mental Health
Health Administration
Healthcare Higher Education
Higher Education Leadership
Instructional Design
Long Term / Rehabilitation Nursing
Mental Health
Neurological Disorders
Neurological Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Vision Rehabilitation


Doctor of Occupational Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Brenau University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Kennesaw State University
Post-Graduate Low Vision Rehabilitation Certification, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research Interests

Cortical Blindness
Traumatic Brain Injury
Driver Rehabilitation
Cerebral Vascular Accident

Dr. Mayra Mendez-Schiaffino received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in 2016 after completing her undergraduate studies in Clinical Psychology at Kennesaw State University in 2010.

In 2021, she earned a post-graduate certification in Low Vision Rehabilitation from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In 2023, she received her Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) from UAB.

Her experience includes serving the adult and geriatric populations in acute care, post-acute rehab, home health, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and dementia care. Dr. Mendez-Schiaffino specializes in management and neurorehabilitation settings, focusing on treating patients with stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Dr. Mendez-Schiaffino joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2022.