Robert Harrison, MD, MPH

Robert Harrison, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
University of California
San Francisco, CA 94143-1661
robert.harrison@ucsf.edu
415-885-7580 Fax: 415-771-6472
 
Creative Achievements
• Found that exposure to ribavirin aerosol among health care workers may pose a reproductive hazard
• Found that cost-effective ergonomic solutions may prevent musculoskeletal disorders among garment workers
• Found that wildland firefighters have decreased lung function after a fire season as compared to their pre-season baseline values
 
Current Research Interests
• Risk factors and prevention strategies for work-related carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma and pesticide poisoning among the California workforce
• Risk factors and prevention strategies for work-related fatalities
• Musculoskeletal disorders among garment workers
 
Key Publications
• Leigh JP, Cone JE, Harrison RJ. 2001. Costs of occupational injuries and illnesses in California. Prev Med 32:393-406.
• Reinisch F, Harrison RJ, Cussler S, Athanasoulis M, Cone J, Balmes J, Blanc P, Cone JE. 2001. Physician reports of work-related asthma in California 1993-1996. Amer J Ind Medicine 39:72-83.
• Sutton PM, Nicas M, Reinisch F, Harrison RJ. 1998. Evaluating the control of tuberculosis among healthcare workers: adherence to CDC guidelines of three urban hospitals in California. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 19:487-93.
• Liu D, Tager IB, Balmes JR, Harrison RJ. 1992. The effect of smoke inhalation on lung function and airway responsiveness in wildland firefighters. Amer Rev Resp Dis 146:1469-73.
• Rempel D, Harrison RJ, Barnhart S. 1992. Work-related cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremity. JAMA 267:838-42.
• Materna BL, Jones JR, Sutton PM, Rothman N, Harrison RJ. 1992. Occupational exposures in California wildland firefighting. Amer Ind Hyg Assoc J 53:69-76.
• Harrison RJ, Bellows J, Jin A, Guglielmo J. 1988. Assessing exposures of health-care personnel to aerosols of ribavirin-California. MMWR 37:560.
• Harrison RJ, Letz G, Pasternak G, Blanc P. 1987. Fulminant hepatic failure after occupational exposure to 2-nitropropane. Ann Int Med 107:466-68.
 
Teaching
• Occupational Disease (UCB)
 
Public and University Service
• ANSI Z365 Accredited Standards Committee: Control of Cumulative Trauma Disorders
• Special Emphasis Panel, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
• Surveillance Planning Workgroup, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
• UC Office of the President - Environmental, Safety and Health Panel
• NIOSH/DOE Physician Panel
 
Honors
• American Lung Association Clean Air Award - 2001