Saralynn Jean Allaire, MS, ScD

Professor of Medicine


ScD, Rehabilitation Counseling, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston MA
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Rehabilitation Counseling, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA
MS, Nursing, Clinical Specialist in Maternal-Child Health Nursing, Boston University School of Nursing, Boston, MA
BS, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

General field of research:
Work disability and vocational rehabilitation

Affiliations other than medicine: Adjunct faculty at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Keywords:  work disability; vocational rehabilitation; chronic illness; arthritis; disability; economic cost

WES-RC (Work Experience Survey for Persons with Rheumatic Conditions.pdf)

Research Summary:

My primary academic interests have been work disability associated with chronic illnesses, and vocational and other rehabilitation intervention to prevent or reduce work disability. My studies have addressed rates and factors influencing work disability, as well as studies of the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation interventions. My current studies are aimed ar provision of interventions for work disability (job retention vocational rehabilitation) in the community.

I have conducted studies in the past on population change in disability and health and on the economic cost of rheumatoid arthritis.