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Megan Harrison
Clinical Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Geographic Full-Time Pediatrician, Adolescent Health & Eating Disorder Program
613-737-7600 Ext. 2571
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Dr. Harrison’s current research areas include: the medical complications of eating disorders and their treatment; outcomes of teenage pregnancy and young mothers and their children; and adolescent sexual health. She is a research supervisor for medical students and pediatric residents.
Dr. Megan Harrison received her medical degree from McMaster University in 2002 and completed her pediatric residency training at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto in 2006. She joined CHEO as a clinician teacher in 2006. Her primary clinical areas are adolescent mothers and their children, pediatric eating disorders, vulnerable and high risk youth, and adolescent sexual health. She is active in research and has presented at a variety of national and international clinical conferences and meetings on her research interests which include adolescent pregnancy and parenting, vulnerable youth and eating disorders.
Sample Publications:

Norris ML, Harrison ME, Isserlin L, Robinson A, Feder S, Sampson M. Gastrointestinal Complications Associated with Anorexia Nervosa: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Eating Disorders 2016 Mar; 49(3): 216-37, Epub 2015 Sep 26. doi: 10.1002/eat.22462.

Harrison ME, Clarkin C, Worth K, Norris ML, Rohde K. But We're Not Like the People on TV: A Qualitative Examination of How Media Messages are Perceived by Pregnant and Parenting Youth. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2016 Mar; 20(3):684-92, Epub 2015 Oct 30, doi:10.1007/s10995-015-1868-x. 
Harrison ME, Norris ML, Obeid N, Fu M, Weinstangel H, Sampson M. A Systematic Review of the Role of Family Meal Frequency, Gender, and Psychosocial Outcomes in Youth. Canadian Family Physician. 2015 Feb;61(2):e96-e106.


Norris ML, Robinson A, Obeid N, Harrison ME, Spettigue W, Henderson K. Exploring Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder in Eating Disordered Patients: A Descriptive Study. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2014 Jul 47(5): 495-499. Epub 16 Dec 2013. doi: 10.1002/eat.22217.


Zaltzman A, Falcon B, Harrison ME (supervising and corresponding author). Body Image in Adolescent Pregnancy: A Systematic Review. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 2015 Apr; 28(2):102-8, Epub 2014 Jun 25. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2014.06.003.

Harrison ME, Weinstangel H, Dalziel N, Moreau KA.  A Collaborative Outreach Clinic for Pregnant Youth and Adolescent Mothers: Description of a Pilot Clinic and its Patients. Paediatrics and Child Health. 2014 May; 19(5): 247-250.


Henderson K, Buchholz A, Obeid N, Mossière A, Maras D, Norris ML, Harrison ME, Feder S, Spettigue W. A Family Based Eating Disorder Day Treatment Program for Youth: Examining the Clinical and Statistical Significance of Short-Term Treatment Outcomes. Eating Disorders. Eat Disord 2014; 22(1):1-18. doi: 10.1080/10640266.2014.857512 (C).

Harrison ME, Obeid N, Fu MC, Norris ML.
Growth Curves in Short Supply: A Descriptive Study of the Availability and Utility of Growth Curve Data in Adolescents with Eating Disorders. BMC Fam Pract. 2013 Sep 8;14(1):134.

Norris ML
, Apsimon M, Harrison M, Obeid N, Buchholz A, Henderson KA, Spettigue W. An Examination of Medical and Psychological Morbidity in Adolescent Males with Eating Disorders. Eat Disord. 2012 Oct;20(5):405-15.

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