Saralynn Jean Allaire

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1986 – 1990: Sc.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston MA
1982 – 1986: Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Rehabilitation Counseling, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston 
University, Boston, MA
1969 – 1970: M.S. in Nursing, Clinical Specialist in Maternal-Child Health Nursing, Boston University School of Nursing, Boston, MA
1963 – 1967: B.S. in 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

Contact information:


650 Albany Street, X200, Boston, MA 02118

Phone: (617)-638 5184

Fax: (617)-638 5239


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

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

Summary of research interest:

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 economi cost of rheumatoid arthritis.

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