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Robert Harrison, M.D., M.P.H.

Occupational medicine specialist

Dr. Robert Harrison joined UCSF in 1984. He founded and has directed UCSF Occupational Health Services for more than 15 years, and now is a senior attending physician. He has diagnosed and treated over 10,000 patients with work- and environmental-induced diseases and injuries. He also directs the worker tracking investigation program for the California Department of Public Health.

Harrison received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is board certified in both internal medicine and occupational medicine. He has served on the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board, and authored numerous publications in the area of occupational medicine. He is a clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.

Clinics

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic
2330 Post St., Suite 460
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 885-7580
Fax: (415) 514-5614

Hours: Monday and Thursday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

More about Robert Harrison

Education

Albert Einstein School of Medicine 1979

Residencies

Mount Zion Hospital, Internal Medicine 1982

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Occupational Medicine 1984

Selected Research and Publications

  1. White GE, Seaman C, Filios MS, Mazurek JM, Flattery J, Harrison RJ, Reilly MJ, Rosenman KD, Lumia ME, Stephens AC, Pechter E, Fitzsimmons K, Davis LK. Gender differences in work-related asthma: surveillance data from California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993-2008. J Asthma. 2014 Sep; 51(7):691-702.
  2. Macisaac J, Harrison R, Krishnaswami J, McNary J, Suchard J, Boysen-Osborn M, Cierpich H, Styles L, Shusterman D. Fatalities due to dichloromethane in paint strippers: a continuing problem. Am J Ind Med. 2013 Aug; 56(8):907-10.
  3. Lee SJ, Harrison R, Rosenberg J, McLendon P, Boston E, Lindley MC. Influenza vaccination among health care personnel in California: 2010-2011 influenza season. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Aug; 41(8):e65-71.
  4. Wang PC, Harrison RJ, Yu F, Rempel DM, Ritz BR. Follow-up of neck and shoulder pain among sewing machine operators: The Los Angeles garment study. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Apr; 53(4):352-60.
  5. Wang PC, Rempel DM, Hurwitz EL, Harrison RJ, Janowitz I, Ritz BR. Self-reported pain and physical signs for musculoskeletal disorders in the upper body region among Los Angeles garment workers. Work. 2009; 34(1):79-87.
  6. Wang PC, Ritz BR, Janowitz I, Harrison RJ, Yu F, Chan J, Rempel DM. A randomized controlled trial of chair interventions on back and hip pain among sewing machine operators: the los angeles garment study. J Occup Environ Med. 2008 Mar; 50(3):255-62.
  7. Rempel DM, Wang PC, Janowitz I, Harrison RJ, Yu F, Ritz BR. A randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of new task chairs on shoulder and neck pain among sewing machine operators: the Los Angeles garment study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Apr 20; 32(9):931-8.
  8. Burgel BJ, Lashuay N, Israel L, Harrison R. Garment workers in California: health outcomes of the Asian Immigrant Women Workers Clinic. AAOHN J. 2004 Nov; 52(11):465-75.
  9. Roberts JL, Janson S, Gillen M, Flattery J, Harrison R. Processes of care for individuals with work related asthma: treatment characteristics and impact of asthma on work. AAOHN J. 2004 Aug; 52(8):327-37.
  10. Harrison RJ. Chemicals and gases. Prim Care. 2000 Dec; 27(4):917-82.
  11. Rempel DM, Harrison RJ, Barnhart S. Work-related cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremity. JAMA. 1992 Feb 12; 267(6):838-42.
  12. Balmes J, Rempel D, Alexander M, Reiter R, Harrison R, Bernard B, Benner D, Cone J. Hospital records as a data source for occupational disease surveillance: a feasibility study. Am J Ind Med. 1992; 21(3):341-51.
  13. Cone JE, Daponte A, Makofsky D, Reiter R, Becker C, Harrison RJ, Balmes J. Fatal injuries at work in California. J Occup Med. 1991 Jul; 33(7):813-7.
  14. Bowler RM, Mergler D, Rauch SS, Harrison R, Cone J. Affective and personality disturbances among female former microelectronics workers. J Clin Psychol. 1991 Jan; 47(1):41-52.
  15. Bowler RM, Mergler D, Huel G, Harrison R, Cone J. Neuropsychological impairment among former microelectronics workers. Neurotoxicology. 1991; 12(1):87-103.
  16. Harrison R. Medical surveillance for workplace hepatotoxins. Occup Med. 1990 Jul-Sep; 5(3):515-30.
  17. Harrison RJ, Vugia DJ, Ascher MS. Occupational health guidelines for control of Q fever in sheep research. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1990; 590:283-90.
  18. Cone JE, Harrison R, Reiter R. Patients with multiple chemical sensitivities: clinical diagnostic subsets among an occupational health clinic population. Occup Med. 1987 Oct-Dec; 2(4):721-38.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.