“INside the OUTcomes” Podcast


“INside the OUTcomes” Podcast: Working with Parkinson’s Disease


The latest episode of “INside the OUTcomes” — the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research’s (CROR) podcast — features an interview with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Miriam Rafferty, DPT, PhD, director of Implementation Science, and research scientist II, Strength + Endurance Lab.


This episode, released to coincide with World Parkinson’s Day on April 11, highlights a tricky subject: what is it like to go to work with Parkinson's disease (PD)? What are the unique challenges people with PD face when it comes to employment, thinking about asking for an accommodation, or even disclosing their health condition at work? 

Host Sharon Parmet, healthcare communications associate, CROR, talks with Dr. Rafferty about Parkinson's Works, the support group she created for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) to help them with the unique challenges they face in the workplace.


Also featured is Lynn, a long-time participant in the support group, who discusses her struggles with managing symptoms at work while coping with an ever-increasing workload as a senior project manager.

“INside the OUTcomes” is available for streaming and download on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, and new episodes will be posted monthly.

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