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Robert Harrison, MD, MPH

TitleSr.Physician Diplomate
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
Address2330 Post Street
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone415-885-7580
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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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    1. Harrison R, Retzer K, Kosnett MJ, Hodgson M, Jordan T, Ridl S, Kiefer M. Sudden Deaths Among Oil and Gas Extraction Workers Resulting from Oxygen Deficiency and Inhalation of Hydrocarbon Gases and Vapors - United States, January 2010-March 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016; 65(1):6-9. PMID: 26766558.
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    2. Lefkowitz D, Pechter E, Fitzsimmons K, Lumia M, Stephens AC, Davis L, Flattery J, Weinberg J, Harrison R, 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.
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    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 R, 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.
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    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.
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    8. Wang PC, Harrison R, 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 R, 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 R, 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 R, 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. Bailar JC, Ballal SG, Boback M, Castleman B, Chee HL, Cherniack M, Christiani D, Cicolella A, Fernández de D'Pool J, Egilman D, Frank AL, Garcia MA, Giannasi F, Greenberg M, Harrison R, Huff J, Infante P, de Souza EJ, Joshi TK, Kamuzora P, Kazan-Allen L, Kern DG, Kromhout H, Kuswadji S, LaDou J, Lemen RA, Levenstein C, Luethje B, Mancini F, Meel BL, Mekonnen Y, Mendes R, Murie F, Myers J, O'Neill R, Osaro E, Paek D, Richter E, Robertson E, Samuels SW, Soskolne CL, Stuckey R, Teitelbaum DT, Terracini B, Thébaud-Mony A, Vanhoorne M, Wang X, Watterson A, Wedeen R. FIOH-sponsored newsletter misrepresents asbestos hazards in Zimbabwe. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2006 Jul-Sep; 12(3):254-8. PMID: 16967833.
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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. Harrison R. Chemicals and gases. Prim Care. 2000 Dec; 27(4):917-82. PMID: 11072294.
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    16. Rempel DM, Harrison R, Barnhart S. Work-related cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremity. JAMA. 1992 Feb 12; 267(6):838-42. PMID: 1732657.
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    17. 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. PMID: 1585945.
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    18. Cone JE, Daponte A, Makofsky D, Reiter R, Becker C, Harrison R, Balmes J. Fatal injuries at work in California. J Occup Med. 1991 Jul; 33(7):813-7. PMID: 1832444.
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    19. Bowler RM, Mergler D, Huel G, Harrison R, Cone J. Neuropsychological impairment among former microelectronics workers. Neurotoxicology. 1991; 12(1):87-103. PMID: 2014071.
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    20. 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. PMID: 2026777.
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    21. Harrison R. Medical surveillance for workplace hepatotoxins. Occup Med. 1990 Jul-Sep; 5(3):515-30. PMID: 2218800.
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    22. Harrison R, Vugia DJ, Ascher MS. Occupational health guidelines for control of Q fever in sheep research. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1990; 590:283-90. PMID: 2378459.
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    23. 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. PMID: 3313768.
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