Dr. Robyn Harrison is an Infectious Disease Specialist who works in Edmonton, Alberta. She is a Communicable Disease Consultant for the province wide Alberta Health Services Workplace Health and Safety Program (a position she has held since 2009). She has also served as consultant for the Covenant Health Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Program (2008-2014). Dr. Harrison is keenly interested in policy development and support for clinicians to prevent infection transmission in healthcare settings. She is a member of the Alberta Advisory Committee on Immunization, and she participates in infection prevention working groups in the province of Alberta, including past work on pandemic influenza H1N1 in 2009, and avian influenza is 2014. At a national level, she is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada as a member of the Prevention and Control of Occupational Infections in Health Care Settings Guideline Working Group to update and disseminate national evidence-based infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance.
Dr. Harrison obtained her medical degree at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia; and she completed her Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases subspecialty training at the University of Alberta. Most recently she completed an MSc in the combined areas of Public Health and Epidemiology through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England.