Robert Harrison, MD, MPH

Sr.Physician Diplomate

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.
M.D., 1979 - School of Medicine, Albert Einstein
Residency, - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  1. Sparrow AK, Brosseau LM, Harrison RJ, Osterholm MT. Protecting Olympic Participants from Covid-19 - The Urgent Need for a Risk-Management Approach. 2021. PMID: 34033274

  2. Kowalski K, Bair R, Bauman NP, Boschen JS, Bylaska EJ, Daily J, de Jong WA, Dunning T, Govind N, Harrison RJ, Keçeli M, Keipert K, Krishnamoorthy S, Kumar S, Mutlu E, Palmer B, Panyala A, Peng B, Richard RM, Straatsma TP, Sushko P, Valeev EF, Valiev M, van Dam HJJ, Waldrop JM, Williams-Young DB, Yang C, Zalewski M, Windus TL. From NWChem to NWChemEx: Evolving with the Computational Chemistry Landscape. 2021. PMID: 33788546

  3. Krylov A, Windus TL, Barnes T, Marin-Rimoldi E, Nash JA, Pritchard B, Smith DGA, Altarawy D, Saxe P, Clementi C, Crawford TD, Harrison RJ, Jha S, Pande VS, Head-Gordon T. Perspective: Computational chemistry software and its advancement as illustrated through three grand challenge cases for molecular science. 2018. PMID: 30441927

  4. 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. 2018. PMID: 29643111

  5. 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. Volume 58 of Issue 11. 2015. PMID: 26351141

  6. 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. Volume 51 of Issue 7. 2014. PMID: 24673105

  7. 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. Volume 53 of Issue 4. 2010. PMID: 20017187

  8. 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. Volume 34 of Issue 1. 2009. PMID: 19923678

  9. 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. Volume 50 of Issue 3. 2008. PMID: 18332775

  10. Hirata S, Yanai T, Harrison RJ, Kamiya M, Fan PD. High-order electron-correlation methods with scalar relativistic and spin-orbit corrections. 2007. PMID: 17228940

  11. Harrison RJ, Fann GI, Yanai T, Gan Z, Beylkin G. Multiresolution quantum chemistry: basic theory and initial applications. 2004. PMID: 15634124

  12. Yanai T, Fann GI, Gan Z, Harrison RJ, Beylkin G. Multiresolution quantum chemistry in multiwavelet bases: Hartree-Fock exchange. 2004. PMID: 15473723