Carisa Harris-Adamson, PhD, CPE, PT

Carisa Harris-Adamson, PhD, CPE, PT

Assistant Professor
Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Director
UCSF/UCB Ergonomics Research Graduate Training Program
1301 S. 46th Street, Building 163
Richmond, CA 94804
carisa.harris-adamson@ucsf.edu
510-665-3403
UC Ergonomics Program

Current Research Interests

  • Healthy Worker Survivor Bias in a pooled Longitudinal Study of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Associated Disability
  • Exposure-Outcome Relationship between biomechanical risk factors and musculoskeletal disorders of the neck and shoulder
  • Biomechanical and Physiological Evaluation of Hotel Room Cleaners
  • Ergonomic Evaluation of Hotel Room Cleaners while using mattress lift tools and fitted sheets when making beds
  • Exposure quantification using personal monitoring devices

Key Publications

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. Biomechanical risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome: a pooled study of 2474 workers. Occup Environ Med. 2015;72(1):33-41.

Rempel D, Gerr F, Harris-Adamson C, Hegmann KT, Thiese MS, Eisen EA, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Burt S, Bao S, Silverstein B, Merlino L, Dale AM, Evanoff B. Personal and workplace factors and median nerve function in a pooled study of 2396 US workers. J Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2015;57(1):98-104.

Harris-Adamson C, Eisen EA, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Hegmann KT, Thiese MS, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Burt S, Silverstein B, Bao S, Merlino L, Gerr F, Rempel D. Personal and workplace psychosocial risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome: a pooled study cohort: author response. Occup Environ Med. 2014;71(4):303-4.

Harris-Adamson C, Eisen EA, Goldberg R, You D, and Rempel D. The impact of posture on wrist tendinosis among blue-collar workers - the San Francisco study. Human Factors. 2014;56(1):143-150.

Kapellusch JM, Gerr FE, Malloy EJ, Garg A, Harris-Adamson C, Bao SS, Burt SE, Dale AM, Eisen E, Evanoff BA, Hegmann KT, Silverstein BA, Thiese MS, and Rempel D. Exposure-Response Relationships for the ACGIH TLV for Hand Activity Level: Results from a Pooled Data Study of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2014;40(6):610-20.

Harris-Adamson C, Eisen EA, Dale AM, Evanoff B, Hegmann KT, Thiese M, Kapellusch J, Garg A, Burt S, Bao S, Silverstein B, Gerr F, Merlino L, and Rempel D. Personal and workplace psychosocial risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome: a pooled study cohort. Occup Environ Med. 2013;70(8):529-37.

Harris C, Eisen EA, Goldberg R, Krause N, and Rempel D. 1st place, PREMUS best paper competition: workplace and individual factors of wrist tendinosis among blue-collar workers- the San Francisco study. Scan J Work Environ Health. 2011;37(2):85-98.

Teaching
Occupational Biomechanics
Fundamentals of Safety
Ergonomics Seminar

Honors
2015 AIHCe Don Chaffin Award, Best Ergonomics Speaker/Presentation
2013 M. Donald Whorton Writing Award, Honorable Mention
2010 1st place, PREMUS Best Paper Competition

Public and University Service

1999-present Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation, Co-Founder & Chair of the Board of Directors. This non-profit organization provides experiential learning opportunities to under resourced youth and those with special needs.