Dr. Alo Dutta

Dr. Dutta received an M.P.A. in Professional Accountancy and an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Ph.D. in Community Health with specialization in Rehabilitation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She served as a Consultant to the National Council on Disability in Washington, D.C. She was the Coordinator of Research (2001-2002) at the Research & Training Center for Access to Rehabilitation and Empowerment Opportunities at Howard University (HU), Washington, D.C.


After completing her Ph.D., Dr. Dutta returned to her master’s alma mater at Southern University and A&M College where she rose in the ranks to Full Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. Her duties included teaching, advising and supervising student research, and administration of federal grant projects. She faithfully served the department for more than 16 years.


During her academic career, Dr. Dutta was instrumental in the administration of over 20 grants and assisted with the writing of many other grants that were funded as well. Dr. Dutta’s tireless grant work was only matched by her research. She has published extensively within the field of rehabilitation with over 50 publications on various topics. She was very passionate about rehabilitation, especially with respect to, Transition age youth with disabilities, Rehabilitation Outcome as related to diverse populations, Service delivery and Job Placement models, Women issues in Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Service Delivery in Post-Secondary Settings, Motivation to Work, and Independent living


Dr. Dutta served as reviewer and editor for many important publications within the field of rehabilitation, but also within other fields that she was passionate about. Most notably, not only did she serve as reviewer for rehabilitation journals such as, Disability and Rehabilitation Journal and Disability and Health Journal, but also served as a reviewer for AIDSCare, Health and Life Outcomes Journal, and Women’s Health Issues Journal. Additionally, she has received more than 15 distinctions and awards throughout her career.

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