E. Sally Rogers, ScD

Executive Director, and Research Professor | erogers@bu.edu

Dr. Rogers is Executive Director, and Research Professor at the Center where she had been conducting research in the mental health and disability fields for many years. Dr. Rogers has been the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator of a variety of research studies focused on the recovery, vocational success, and well-being of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. She began a post-doctoral program at the Center and continues as Co-Principal Investigator of the fellowship award.

Dr. Rogers has written numerous journal articles and is a reviewer for several scholarly publications in the field. She has developed instruments currently in use in the field (such as the Empowerment Scale) and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. Dr. Rogers is also Research Professor at Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is the recipient of the Loeb Research Award from the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association and has been named a 2015 Dincin Fellow by the Association as well.


Areas of Expertise

  • Researching the effectiveness and psychiatric rehabilitation, vocational, and mental health interventions
  • Measuring outcomes and developing instrumentation
  • Assisting psychosocial rehabilitation programs to evaluate the effectiveness of their services


Publication Selections  (Peer Reviewed Articles since 2001)

Millner, U.C., Woods, T., Furlong-Norman, K., Rogers, E.S., Rice, D., & Russinova, Z. (in press). Socially valued roles, self-determination and community participation among individuals with serious mental illness. American Journal of Community Psychology.

Rogers, E. S. (2019). Recovery-oriented practices need innovative research. Invited commentary. The Lancet Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30476-0

Maru, M., Rogers, E.S., Hutchinson, D., & Shappell, H. (2018). An integrated supported employment and education model: Exploratory study of an innovative approach designed to better meet the needs of young adults with psychiatric conditions.  Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 45(3), 489-498.  DOI 10.1007/s11414-018-9595.

Teixeira, C., Mueser, T., Rogers, E. S., McGurk, S. (2018). Job Endings and Work Trajectories in Persons Receiving Supported Employment and Cognitive Remediation. Psychiatric Services, 69,812–818. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201700489

Balogun-Mwangi, O., Rogers, E. S., Maru, M., Magee, C. (2017). Vocational Peer Support: Results of a qualitative study. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.

Rogers. E. S. & Swarbrick, P. (2016). Co-Editors and Editorial for a Special Issue of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal entitled: Peer Delivered Services: Current Trends and Innovations, 39(1).

Rogers, E. S., Maru, M., Johnson, G., Cohee, J., Hinkel, J., & Hashemi, L. (2016). A randomized trial of individual peer support for adults with psychiatric disabilities undergoing civil commitment.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 39(3), 248-255.

Gordon, C., Gidugu, V., Rogers, E.S., DeRonck, J., & Zeidonis, D. (2016). Adapting Open Dialogue for Early-Onset Psychosis into the US Healthcare Environment: a Feasibility Study. Psychiatric Services, 67(11), 1166-1168.

Rogers, E. S., Maru, M., Kash-MacDonald, M., Archer-Williams, M., Hashemi, L., & Boardman, J. (2016). A randomized clinical trial investigating the effect of a healthcare access model for individuals with severe psychiatric disabilities, Community Mental Health Journal, 52(6), 667-74.

Cronise, R., Teixeira, C., Rogers, E. S., & Harrington, S. (2016). The peer support workforce: Results of a national survey. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 39(3), 211-221.

Teixeira, C., Santos, E., Abreu, M.V., & Rogers, E.S. (2015). Current status of psychiatric rehabilitation in Portugal: A national survey. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38, 263-7. Epub doi: 10.1037/prj0000144.

Millner, U. C., Rogers, E. S., B, P., Costa, W. Pritchett, S., & Woods, T. (2015). Exploring the work lives of adults with serious mental illness from a vocational psychology perspective. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62(4), 642-654.

Fang-Hang Chang, F. Helfrich, C., Coster, W., & Rogers, E. S. (2015). Factors associated with community participation among individuals who have experienced homelessness, International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, 12(9), 11364-11378;  doi:10.3390/ijerph120911364).

Marfeo, E., Eisen, S., Ni, P., Rasch, E., Rogers E.S, & Jette A. (2015). Do claimants over-report behavioral health dysfunction when filing for work disability benefits? Work, 51(2):187-94. PMID: 24594538.

Rogers, E. S., Russinova, Z., Maru, M., Restrepo-Toro, M., Cook, K. F., Rogers, J. D. (2015). Assessing Recovery-Promoting competencies of providers serving Latinos with serious mental illnesses. Journal of Latino Psychology, 3(4), 239-257.

Teixeira, C., Santos, E., Abreu, M.V., & Rogers, E.S. (2015). Current status of psychiatric rehabilitation in Portugal: A national survey. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38, 263-7. Epub doi: 10.1037/prj0000144.

Gidugu, V. Rogers, E. S., Harrington, S., Maru, M., Johnson, G., Cohee, J., Hinkel, J. (2015). Individual Peer Support: A Qualitative Study of Mechanisms of its Effectiveness, Community Mental Health Journal, 51, 445-452.

Chan, D., Helfrich, C., Hursh, N, Gopal, S., & Rogers, E. (2014). Measuring community integration using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and participatory mapping for people who were once homeless. Health & Place, 27, 92-101.

Johnson, G., Magee, C., Maru, M., Norman, K., Rogers, E.S., & Thompson, K. (2014). The personal and societal benefits of providing peer support: a survey of peer support specialists. Psychiatric Services, 65, 678-680.

Anthony, W., Ellison, M., Rogers, E. S. Mizock, L., & Lyass, A. (2013). Implementing and evaluating goal setting in a statewide psychiatric rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin. First published on October 11, 2013 as doi: 10.1177/0034355213505226.

Ellison, M. L., Rogers, E. S., Lyass, A., Massaro, J., Wewiorski, N., & Anthony, W. (2011). Statewide initiative of Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Outcomes and Relationship to Other Mental Health Service Use. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 35, 9-19.

Mesidor, M., Gidugu, V., Rogers, E., & Boardman, J. (2011). A qualitative study: Barriers and facilitators to health care access for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34, 285-294.

Russinova, Z., Ellison, M., Rogers, E. S., Lyass, A. (2011). Recovery-promoting professional competencies: Perspectives of mental health consumers, consumer-providers and providers.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34(3)177-185.

Rogers, E. S., Ralph, R. & Salzer, M. (2010). Validating the Empowerment Scale with a multi-site sample of consumers of mental health services. Psychiatric Services, 61(9), 933-939.

Dunn, E., Wewiorski, N., & Rogers, E. S. (2010). A qualitative investigation of individual and contextual factors associated with vocational recovery among people with serious mental illness. Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(2), 185-194.

Schutt, R. & Rogers, E. S. (2009). Empowerment and peer support: Structure and process of self-help in a consumer run center for individuals with mental illness. Journal of Community Psychology, 37(6), 697-710.

Dunn, E., Rogers, E. S., Hutchinson, D., Lyass, A., MacDonald-Wilson, K., Wallace, L. & Norman, K. (2008). Results of an innovative university-based recovery education program for adults with psychiatric disabilities. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 35(5), 357-369.

Dunn, E. C., Wewiorski, N. J. & Rogers, E. S. (2008). The meaning and importance of employment to people in recovery from serious mental illness: Results of a qualitative study. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 32(1), 59-62.

McCorkle, B., Rogers, E. S., Dunn, E. Lyass, A., & Wan, Y. (2008). Increasing social support for individuals with serious mental illness:  Results of an evaluation of a social, adjunctive intervention. Community Mental Health Journal, 44: 359-366.

Ellison, M., Russinova, Z., Lyass, A., & Rogers, E. S. (2008). Professionals and managers with severe mental illness: Findings from a national survey. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196(3), 179-189.

Rogers, E. S., Teague, Ph.D., Lichtenstein, C, Campbell, J, Lyass, A. Chen, R., & Banks, S. (2007). The effects of participation in adjunctive consumer-operated programs on both personal and organizationally mediated empowerment: Results of a multi-site study. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 44(6), 785-800.

Hutchinson, D., Anthony, W.A., Massaro, J., & Rogers, E. S. (2007). Evaluation of a combined supported education and employment computer training program for persons with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 30, 189-197.

Hutchinson, D. S., Anthony, W., Ashcraft, L., Johnson, G., Dunn, E., Lyass, A., & Rogers, E. S. (2006). The personal and vocational impact of training and employing people with psychiatric disabilities as providers. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 29(3), 205-213.

Rogers, E., Anthony, W., & Lyass, A. (2006). A randomized clinical trial of psychiatric vocational rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 49(3), 143-156.

Rogers, E., Anthony, W., & Farkas, M. (2006). The Choose-Get-Keep Approach to Psychiatric rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Psychology. 51(3), 247-256.

Rogers, E. S., Anthony, W. A., & Lyass, A. (2004). The nature and dimensions of social support among individuals with severe mental illnesses. Community Mental Health Journal,40(5), 437-451.

MacDonald-Wilson, K.L., Rogers, E.S., Ellison, M.L., & Lyass, A. (2003).  A study of the Social Security Work Incentives and their relation to motivation to work among persons with serious mental illnesses.  Rehabilitation Psychology, 48(4), 301-309.

Tsemberis, S., Rogers, E. S., Rodis, E., Eisenberg, R., Dushuttle, P., Skryha, V. (2003). Housing satisfaction for persons with psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Community Psychology, 31(6), 581-590.

Anthony. W., Rogers, E.S., & Farkas, M. (2003). Research on evidence-based practices: Future directions in an era of recovery. Community Mental Health Journal, 39(2), 101-114.

MacDonald-Wilson, K. L., Rogers, E. S., & Massaro, J. (2003). Identifying functional limitations in work for people with psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation,18,15-24.

Russinova, Z., Wewiorski, N., Lyass, A., Rogers, E.S., & Massaro, J. (2002). Correlates of vocational recovery for persons with schizophrenia.  International Journal of Psychiatry, 14, 303-311.

Mac-Donald-Wilson, K., Rogers, E. S., Massaro, J., Lyass, A. & Crean, T. (2002). An investigation of reasonable workplace accommodations for people with psychiatric disabilities: Quantitative findings from a multi-site study.  Community Mental Health Journal, 38(1), 35-50.

MacDonald-Wilson, K.L., Rogers, E.S. & Anthony, W.A. (2001). Unique issues in assessing work functioning among individuals with psychiatric disabilities.  Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 11(3), 217-232.


Books and Book Chapters

Rogers, E. S. & Delman, J. (2014). Research, Evaluation, and Evidence Based Practices. In P. Nemec & K. Furlong-Norman [Eds.]: Best Practices in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. McLean, VA: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.

Schultz, I & Rogers, E. S., (Eds.) (2010). Handbook of Job Accommodation and Retention in Mental Health. New York: Springer.

Rogers, E. S. & MacDonald Wilson, K., (2010). Vocational capacity of individuals with mental health disabilities. In: Handbook of Job Accommodation and Retention in Mental Health.  I. Z. Schultz & E. S. Rogers, Eds. New York: Springer, pp.73-90.

Rogers, E. S., & Farkas, M. (2008). Making the Grade: Identification of evidence-based communication messages (Chapter 12). In: J. Parker and E. Thorson (Eds.) Health Communication in the New Media Landscape. London: Springer. Pp. 325-340.