Rosamund Harrison

Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
Mailing Address 
2199 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, V6T1Z3


Academic Appointment 
Other Areas of Research 
Access to health services Oral health of vulnerable populations [children
families and new mothers]

After extracting one too many teeth from children wearing diapers, Dr. Harrison resolved to develop interventions to decrease severe dental caries in young children. She has been an investigator on BCHRF, NIDCR and CIHR-funded health promotion projects and randomized controlled trials with urban Vietnamese and IndoCanadian families, low-income high risk pregnant women, and First Nations communities. Her collaborators are from dental public health, psychology, dental hygiene, nursing, private dental practice, and community. The Canadian Dental Association awarded Dr. Harrison and her co-investigators their 2004 Oral Health Promotion Award and, in 2006, she received Honourary Membership in the B. C. Dental Association in recognition of her health promotion efforts. She is Professor and Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Head of the Department of Oral Health Sciences at UBC.

Current Projects 

Access to oral health care for adults with developmental disabilites and children with special health care needs