Dori has worked at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University for 29 years. She currently serves as the Director of Services Division, which serves women, men and youth with serious psychiatric illnesses who may also be homeless, at risk for homelessness and experience significant co-morbidities. Her programs have included: Boston University Campus Suicide Prevention Program, College Mental Health Initiative Program, Hope and Health: an evidenced-based program of health education and lifestyle interventions for persons with serious mental illness and serious medical issues; the Recovery Center: a Holistic health Adult Education program that helps people develop readiness to change; and The Training for the Future Computer Program. She serves as an Associate Professor at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University.
Dori was the 2000 recipient of the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Association’s (IAPSRS) Early Career Research Award for her contributions on health issues for persons with serious psychiatric disabilities and in 2010, received the Armin Loeb Award from the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) for her work in promoting the health of people with mental illness. She served as the chairwoman of the research committee of IAPSRS in 2002-2004. She is also a current Board of Director member (served as Treasurer and Secretary) and is Chair-Elect of PRA. She is also the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Employment Options, a recovery oriented clubhouse in Massachusetts.
Dori has developed and implemented recovery-oriented service initiatives that assist people who have mental illness assume their rightful roles as students, employees, residents and members of their communities. She provides training nationally to providers and programs who seek to deliver recovery-oriented services and practices. Over the last 29 years, Dori has also developed health service initiatives in community rehabilitation settings, inpatient settings and educational settings that provide health promotion knowledge and skills to empower people with psychiatric disabilities to change their lifestyles and recover their functional health that has resulted from the consequences of living with a serious psychiatric illness.