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.
Education
M.D., 1979 - School of Medicine, Albert Einstein
Residency, - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Publications
  1. Impact of California's safe patient handling legislation on musculoskeletal injury prevention among nurses.
  2. Isocyanates and work-related asthma: Findings from California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993-2008.
  3. Erratum to "acute symptoms associated with chemical exposures and safe work practices among hospital and campus cleaning workers: a pilot study".
  4. Acute symptoms associated with chemical exposures and safe work practices among hospital and campus cleaning workers: a pilot study.
  5. Gender differences in work-related asthma: surveillance data from California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993-2008.
  6. Fatalities due to dichloromethane in paint strippers: a continuing problem.
  7. Influenza vaccination among health care personnel in California: 2010-2011 influenza season.
  8. Follow-up of neck and shoulder pain among sewing machine operators: The Los Angeles garment study.
  9. Self-reported pain and physical signs for musculoskeletal disorders in the upper body region among Los Angeles garment workers.
  10. A randomized controlled trial of chair interventions on back and hip pain among sewing machine operators: the los angeles garment study.
  11. 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.
  12. Garment workers in California: health outcomes of the Asian Immigrant Women Workers Clinic.
  13. Processes of care for individuals with work related asthma: treatment characteristics and impact of asthma on work.