Joan Augustyn, OTD, OTR/L
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy Education
Joan Augustyn, OTD, OTR/L is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her clinical experience includes early intervention in Peru, school-based settings, inpatient acute hospital experience, skilled nursing facilities, and community settings such as Centers for Independent Living and adult day programs.
Currently, Augustyn provides service in community settings at a Center for Independent Living and an adult day program in Kansas City. She also works PRN outside of KU in skilled nursing and hospital settings. Her service focuses on supporting participation in authentic contexts.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in occupational sciences from KU in 2010, Augustyn completed a master’s degree in occupational therapy from KU in 2013. She remained at KU to continue as a doctoral student and then graduated with her clinical doctorate (OTD) in 2015. She received a faculty appointment to the department in 2015. She works full time at KU Medical Center with a secondary appointment at the KU Lawrence campus as a research associate for the Research Training Center on Independent Living.
Augustyn’s research interests include the Community Health Environment Checklist and other research involving community access and Centers for Independent Living, cross-cultural health care interactions, sensory processing, community-based practice and occupation-based practice.