Carisa Harris, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco CA 94110
Emailcarisa.harris-adamson@ucsf.edu
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    University of California, BerkeleyPhD2011Environmental Health Sciences
    University of California, San FranciscoMasters of Science2000Physical Therapy
    San Francisco State UniversityMasters of Arts2001Kinesiology
    Tufts UniversityBachelor of Science1997Psychology
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    American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition2015AIHCe Don Chaffin Award, Best Ergonomics Speaker/Presentation
    NIOSH2014  - 2017NIOSH Career Development Award
    Northern California Center of Occupational and Environmental Health2013M. Donald Whorton Writing Award, Honorable Mention
    Human Factors & Ergonomics Society Conference, 2011Best Student Paper Award
    PREMUS & Scandinavian Journal of Work & Environmental Health20101st place, PREMUS Best Paper Competition
    NIOSH2009NIOSH Targeted Research Training Program Awardee
    2007Center for Occupational & Environmental Health Grant

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    Dr. Harris and her team performs research in a variety of areas focused on understanding and preventing work related injuries and improving human performance, productivity and health. Her epidemiological research assesses and adjusts for healthy worker survivor bias in the assessment of physical, personal and work psychosocial factors associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and subsequent work disability. Additionally, her team is developing a variety of exposure assessment devices (wearables) for primary and secondary prevention purposes and performs various intervention studies on occupational tasks with high risk of musculoskeletal injuries. The lab has a history of performing research in the construction, computer, medical, hotel and manufacturing sectors. From a global health perspective, Dr. Harris collaborates on research assessing the impact of heavy load carrying among women in developing countries (Nepal, Tanzania, Ethiopia) on associated morbidity.

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    1. Perceived benefits, barriers, perceptions, and readiness to use exoskeletons in the construction industry: Differences by demographic characteristics. Appl Ergon. 2024 Apr; 116:104199. Gutierrez N, Ojelade A, Kim S, Barr A, Akanmu A, Nussbaum MA, Harris-Adamson C. PMID: 38134719.
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    2. Understanding contributing factors to exoskeleton use-intention in construction: a decision tree approach using results from an online survey. Ergonomics. 2023 Dec 12; 1-14. Kim S, Ojelade A, Moore A, Gutierrez N, Harris-Adamson C, Barr A, Srinivasan D, Rempel DM, Nussbaum MA. PMID: 38085690.
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    3. Movement Behavior and Health Outcomes among Sedentary Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 03 06; 20(5). Arippa F, Nguyen A, Pau M, Harris-Adamson C. PMID: 36901678; PMCID: PMC10037417.
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    4. Comparison of the observer, single-frame video and computer vision hand activity levels. Ergonomics. 2023 Aug; 66(8):1132-1141. Radwin RG, Hu YH, Akkas O, Bao S, Harris-Adamson C, Lin JH, Meyers AR, Rempel D. PMID: 36227226; PMCID: PMC10130228.
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    5. Assessment of cardiovascular load among hotel room cleaners. Appl Ergon. 2023 Jan; 106:103886. Dinh-Dang D, Khafagy A, Krause N, Harris-Adamson C. PMID: 36162273.
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    6. The Association Between Forceful Hand Exertions and Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Neck and Shoulder: A Prospective Cohort Study of US Manufacturing Workers. J Occup Environ Med. 2022 10 01; 64(10):e613-e621. Zimbalist A, Rempel D, Feng L, Harris-Adamson C. PMID: 35902359.
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    7. Postural strategies among office workers during a prolonged sitting bout. Appl Ergon. 2022 Jul; 102:103723. Arippa F, Nguyen A, Pau M, Harris-Adamson C. PMID: 35245695.
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    8. Occupational risk factors for work disability following carpal tunnel syndrome: a pooled prospective study. Occup Environ Med. 2022 07; 79(7):442-451. Harris-Adamson C, Eisen EA, Kapellusch J, Hegmann KT, Thiese MS, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Meyers AR, Bao S, Gerr F, Krause N, Rempel D. PMID: 35074886; PMCID: PMC10291503.
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    9. Endoscopist injury: shifting our focus to interventions. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 08; 94(2):260-262. Harris-Adamson C, Shergill AK. PMID: 34024633.
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    10. Heavy Load Carrying and Symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse among Women in Tanzania and Nepal: An Exploratory Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 01 31; 18(3). Koyuncu A, Kadota JL, Mnyippembe A, Njau PF, Sijali TR, McCoy SI, Bates MN, Harris-Adamson C, Prata N. PMID: 33572663; PMCID: PMC7908160.
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    11. Analysis of the external acoustic meatus for ergonomic design: part II - anthropometric variations of the external acoustic meatus by sex, age and side in Chinese population. Ergonomics. 2021 May; 64(5):657-670. Fan H, Yu S, Wang M, Li M, Zhao X, Ren Y, Zhang S, Chen D, Harris Adamson C. . PMID: 33350898.
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    12. Analysis of the external acoustic meatus for ergonomic design: part I - measurement of the external acoustic meatus using casting, scanning and rapid estimation approaches. Ergonomics. 2021 May; 64(5):640-656. Fan H, Yu S, Wang M, Li M, Chu J, Yan Y, Zhang S, Chen D, Harris-Adamson C. PMID: 33258415.
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    13. Biomechanical risk factors associated with distal upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders in endoscopists performing colonoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 03; 93(3):704-711.e3. Shergill AK, Rempel D, Barr A, Lee D, Pereira A, Hsieh CM, McQuaid K, Harris-Adamson C. PMID: 33160978.
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    14. The Impact of Heavy Load Carrying on Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability Among Women in Shinyanga Region, Tanzania. Ann Glob Health. 2020 02 21; 86(1):17. Kadota JL, McCoy SI, Bates MN, Mnyippembe A, Njau PF, Prata N, Harris-Adamson C. PMID: 32110509; PMCID: PMC7034319.
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    15. Bio-mechanical risk factors for uterine prolapse among women living in the hills of west Nepal: A case-control study. Womens Health (Lond). 2020 Jan-Dec; 16:1745506519895175. Devkota HR, Sijali TR, Harris C, Ghimire DJ, Prata N, Bates MN. PMID: 31965915; PMCID: PMC6977204.
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    16. Modeling the Effect of the 2018 Revised ACGIH® Hand Activity Threshold Limit Value® (TLV) at Reducing Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2019 09; 16(9):628-633. Yung M, Dale AM, Kapellusch J, Bao S, Harris-Adamson C, Meyers AR, Hegmann KT, Rempel D, Evanoff BA. PMID: 31361578; PMCID: PMC7663429.
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    17. The ergonomic impact of a mattress lift tool and bottom sheet type on hotel room cleaners while making beds. Appl Ergon. 2019 Nov; 81:102880. Harris-Adamson C, Lam E, Fathallah F, Tong AD, Hill S, Smith A. PMID: 31422276.
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    18. Highlights from occupational safety and health continuing education needs assessment. Am J Ind Med. 2019 10; 62(10):901-907. Scott JG, Shore E, Brown C, Harris C, Rosen MA. PMID: 31180591; PMCID: PMC7427339.
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    19. Experimental evaluation of shoulder-support exoskeleton for overhead work: Influences of peak torque, amplitude, tasks and tool mass. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors. 2019. Van Engelhoven L, Poon N, Kazerooni H, Rempel D, Barr A, Harris-Adamson C.
    20. The Design of Hand Gestures for Selecting Virtual Objects. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction. 2019. Lin J, Harris-Adamson C & Rempel D. .
    21. The ergonomic impact of a mattress lift tool and bottom sheet type on hotel room cleaners while making beds. Applied Ergonomics. 2019; (81). Harris-Adamson C, Lam E, Tong AD, Hill S, Smith A.
    22. Modeling the Effect of the 2018 Revised ACGIH Hand Activity Threshold Limit Value (TLV) at Reducing Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, 2001-2010. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene. 2019. Yung M, Dale AM, Kapellusch J, Bao S, Harris C, Meyers A, Hegmann KT, Rempel Dm, Evanoff B.
    23. Potential of exoskeleton technologies to enhance safety, health, and performance in construction: industry perspectives and future research directions. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors. 2019. Kim, S., Moore, A., Srinivasan, D., Akanmu, A., Barr, A., Harris-Adamson, C., Rempel, D.M. and Nussbaum, M.A.
    24. Design of finger gestures for locomotion in virtual reality. Virtual Reality & Intelligent Hardware. 2019; 1(1):1-9. Huang R, Harris Adamson C, Odell D, Rempel D.
    25. Incident CTS in a large pooled cohort study: associations obtained by a Job Exposure Matrix versus associations obtained from observed exposures. Occup Environ Med. 2018 07; 75(7):501-506. Dale AM, Ekenga CC, Buckner-Petty S, Merlino L, Thiese MS, Bao S, Meyers AR, Harris-Adamson C, Kapellusch J, Eisen EA, Gerr F, Hegmann KT, Silverstein B, Garg A, Rempel D, Zeringue A, Evanoff BA. PMID: 29599164; PMCID: PMC6035491.
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    26. Ergonomic rubber tapping knife relieves symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome among rubber tappers. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 2018; (68):65-72. Pramchoo W, Geater AF, Harris Adamson C, Tantrakulwanich B.
    27. Occupational and Environmental Health In: Levy BS, Wegman DH, Baron SL, Sokas RK eds. Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2018. Harris-Adamson C, Bao S, Evanoff B. .
    28. Sit-stand workstations and impact on low back discomfort: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ergonomics. 2018 Apr; 61(4):538-552. Agarwal S, Steinmaus C, Harris-Adamson C. PMID: 29115188.
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    29. Measuring exertion time, duty cycle and hand activity level for industrial tasks using computer vision. Ergonomics. 2017 Dec; 60(12):1730-1738. Akkas O, Lee CH, Hu YH, Harris Adamson C, Rempel D, Radwin RG. PMID: 28640656.
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    30. Ergonomic evaluation of an alternative tool for cake decorating. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 2017; (57):63-67. Harris-Adamson C, Chen B, Janowitz I, Rempel D.
    31. Biomechanical and psychosocial exposures are independent risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome: assessment of confounding using causal diagrams. Occup Environ Med. 2016 Nov; 73(11):727-734. Harris-Adamson C, Eisen EA, Neophytou A, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Hegmann KT, Thiese MS, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Bao S, Silverstein B, Gerr F, Burt S, Rempel D. PMID: 27466616; PMCID: PMC6555409.
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    32. Ergonomic evaluation of standard and alternative pallet jack handles. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 2016; (54):113-119. Harris-Adamson C, Mielke A, Xu X, Lin J.
    33. Associations between workplace factors and carpal tunnel syndrome: A multi-site cross sectional study. Am J Ind Med. 2015 May; 58(5):509-18. Fan ZJ, Harris-Adamson C, Gerr F, Eisen EA, Hegmann KT, Bao S, Silverstein B, Evanoff B, Dale AM, Thiese MS, Garg A, Kapellusch J, Burt S, Merlino L, Rempel D. PMID: 25778111; PMCID: PMC9012996.
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    34. General population job exposure matrix applied to a pooled study of prevalent carpal tunnel syndrome. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Mar 15; 181(6):431-9. Dale AM, Zeringue A, Harris-Adamson C, Rempel D, Bao S, Thiese MS, Merlino L, Burt S, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Gerr F, Hegmann KT, Eisen EA, Evanoff B. PMID: 25700886; PMCID: PMC4425832.
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    35. Personal and workplace factors and median nerve function in a pooled study of 2396 US workers. J Occup Environ Med. 2015 Jan; 57(1):98-104. Rempel D, Gerr F, Harris-Adamson C, Hegmann KT, Thiese MS, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Burt S, Bao S, Silverstein B, Merlino L, Dale AM, Evanoff B. PMID: 25563546; PMCID: PMC4440794.
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    36. Developing a pooled job physical exposure data set from multiple independent studies: an example of a consortium study of carpal tunnel syndrome. Occup Environ Med. 2015 Feb; 72(2):130-7. Bao SS, Kapellusch JM, Garg A, Silverstein BA, Harris-Adamson C, Burt SE, Dale AM, Evanoff BA, Gerr FE, Hegmann KT, Merlino LA, Thiese MS, Rempel DM. PMID: 25504866; PMCID: PMC4725299.
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    37. Biomechanical risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome: a pooled study of 2474 workers. Occup Environ Med. 2015 Jan; 72(1):33-41. Harris-Adamson C, Eisen EA, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Hegmann KT, Thiese MS, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Burt S, Bao S, Silverstein B, Merlino L, Gerr F, Rempel D. PMID: 25324489; PMCID: PMC4270859.
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    38. Exposure-response relationships for the ACGIH threshold limit value for hand-activity level: results from a pooled data study of carpal tunnel syndrome. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2014 Nov; 40(6):610-620. Kapellusch JM, Gerr FE, Malloy EJ, Garg A, Harris-Adamson C, Bao SS, Burt SE, Dale AM, Eisen EA, Evanoff BA, Hegmann KT, Silverstein BA, Theise MS, Rempel DM. PMID: 25266844; PMCID: PMC4251712.
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    39. Effects of varying case definition on carpal tunnel syndrome prevalence estimates in a pooled cohort. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Dec; 95(12):2320-6. Thiese MS, Gerr F, Hegmann KT, Harris-Adamson C, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Eisen EA, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Burt S, Bao S, Silverstein B, Merlino L, Rempel D. PMID: 25175160; PMCID: PMC4342110.
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    40. Personal and workplace psychosocial risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome: a pooled study cohort: author response. Occup Environ Med. 2014 Apr; 71(4):303-4. Harris-Adamson C, Eisen EC, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Hegmann KT, Thiese MS, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Burt S, Silverstein B, Bao S, Merlino L, Gerr F, Rempel D. PMID: 24503336.
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    41. The impact of posture on wrist tendinosis among blue-collar workers: the San Francisco study. Hum Factors. 2014 Feb; 56(1):143-50. Harris-Adamson C, You D, Eisen EA, Goldberg R, Rempel D. PMID: 24669549.
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    42. Pooling job physical exposure data from multiple independent studies in a consortium study of carpal tunnel syndrome. Ergonomics. 2013; 56(6):1021-37. Kapellusch JM, Garg A, Bao SS, Silverstein BA, Burt SE, Dale AM, Evanoff BA, Gerr FE, Harris-Adamson C, Hegmann KT, Merlino LA, Rempel DM. PMID: 23697792; PMCID: PMC4557727.
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    43. Personal and workplace psychosocial risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome: a pooled study cohort. Occup Environ Med. 2013 Aug; 70(8):529-37. Harris-Adamson C, Eisen EA, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Hegmann KT, Thiese MS, Kapellusch JM, Garg A, Burt S, Bao S, Silverstein B, Gerr F, Merlino L, Rempel D. PMID: 23645610; PMCID: PMC4508843.
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    44. Prevalence and incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome in US working populations: pooled analysis of six prospective studies. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2013 Sep 01; 39(5):495-505. Dale AM, Harris-Adamson C, Rempel D, Gerr F, Hegmann K, Silverstein B, Burt S, Garg A, Kapellusch J, Merlino L, Thiese MS, Eisen EA, Evanoff B. PMID: 23423472; PMCID: PMC4042862.
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    45. Effect of handle design on pallet jack operations. The quarterly of Human Factors Applications. 2013; 2(21):15-21. Harris-Adamson C. and Lin J.
    46. 1st place, PREMUS best paper competition: workplace and individual factors in wrist tendinosis among blue-collar workers--the San Francisco study. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2011 Mar; 37(2):85-98. Harris C, Eisen EA, Goldberg R, Krause N, Rempel D. PMID: 21298225; PMCID: PMC4263251.
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    47. Correlation between different hand force assessment methods from an epidemiological study. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries. 2011; 0(00):1-12. Coelho D, Harris-Adamson C, Lima T, Janowitz I, and Rempel D.
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