Robert Harrison, MD, MPH

TitleSr.Physician Diplomate
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address2330 Post Street
San Francisco CA 94115
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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency School of Medicine
    Albert EinsteinM.D.1979School of Medicine

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    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.

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    California Workers' Compensation Surveillance
    CDC/NIOSH U60OH010895Jun 1, 2015 - May 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    California Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program
    CDC/NIOSH U60OH008468Jul 1, 2005 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    CDC/ODCDC R06CD923389Sep 30, 2003 - Sep 29, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Wettstein ZS, Hoshiko S, Fahimi J, Harrison RJ, Cascio WE, Rappold AG. Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Emergency Department Visits Associated With Wildfire Smoke Exposure in California in 2015. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Apr 11; 7(8). PMID: 29643111.
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    2. Lefkowitz D, Pechter E, Fitzsimmons K, Lumia M, Stephens AC, Davis L, Flattery J, Weinberg J, Harrison RJ, Reilly MJ, Filios MS, White GE, Rosenman KD. Isocyanates and work-related asthma: Findings from California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993-2008. Am J Ind Med. 2015 Nov; 58(11):1138-49. PMID: 26351141; PMCID: PMC4697263 [Available on 11/01/16].
    3. Lee SJ, Nam B, Harrison R, Hong O. Erratum to "acute symptoms associated with chemical exposures and safe work practices among hospital and campus cleaning workers: a pilot study". Am J Ind Med. 2015 Aug; 58(8):914. PMID: 26179115.
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    4. Lee SJ, Nam B, Harrison R, Hong O. Acute symptoms associated with chemical exposures and safe work practices among hospital and campus cleaning workers: a pilot study. Am J Ind Med. 2014 Nov; 57(11):1216-26. PMID: 25223949.
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    5. 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. PMID: 24673105; PMCID: PMC4697262.
    6. 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. PMID: 23450690.
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    7. 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. PMID: 23394860; PMCID: PMC4657550.
    8. 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. PMID: 20017187.
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    9. 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. PMID: 19923678.
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    10. 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. PMID: 18332775.
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    11. 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. PMID: 17450065.
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    12. 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. PMID: 15587459.
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    13. 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. PMID: 15357371.
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