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Matthew Harrison, D.O., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in emergency medicine and public health.

Dr. Harrison earned his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and earned a master’s degree in public health at Dartmouth College – Geisel School of Medicine.

Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023.

Outside of work, Dr. Harrison enjoys spending time with his family, eating as much tasty food as he can, drinking way more craft coffee than he should, traveling, reading, practicing Tae Kwon Do, and generally goofing off.


Medical School
University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Osteopathic Medicine (2008)
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2011), Emergency Medicine
Graduate School
Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine (2018)

Research Interest

  • Health Policy
  • Opioids
  • Social Determinants of Health


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The effect of a more strict 2014 DEA schedule designation for hydrocodone products on opioid prescription rates in the United States.
Harrison ML, Walsh TL, Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2019 Nov 57 11 1064-1072
Does high body mass index obviate the need for oral contrast in emergency department patients?
Harrison ML, Lizotte PE, Holmes TM, Kenney PJ, Buckner CB, Shah HR West J Emerg Med 2013 Nov 14 6 595-7

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Osteopathic Association (2004)
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (2023)
  • Texas Medical Association (2004)