Lalita Bharadwaj

    Dr. Lalita Bharadwaj

    Associate Professor

    Research areas


    • Barriers and Key Issues to the Access of Safe and Sustainable Drinking Water Sources in First Nations Communities
    • Community Based Participatory Research with Indigenous Communities
    • Human and Environmental Health Risk Assessment
    • Community-Based Education

    Recent Grants and Awards


    • Bharadwaj, L.(Co-PI), Waldner, C (Co-PI) Epp,T., Koester, W, Dupont, D., Patrick, P., Petrucka, P. (2011-2013 $147, 900 over 2 yrs) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)  Population Health Intervention Research “ Water Regulations: Impacts on First Nations Health Equity and Promotion.            
    • Bharadwaj, L., (PI) Waldner,C., Epp,T., Koester, W, Pietrock, M.., Cessna, A., Dupont, D., Noble, B., Patrick, P., Wilson, L, (2010- $30,000.00/yr for 2 yrs) Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Group Development Grant Phase I. “Safe Water for Health Research Team”
    • Bharadwaj, L.,(PI) Patrick, R., (2010- $ 13,450.00) (1 yr) Canada-Latin American and Caribbean Research Exchange Grants (LACREG). Building Local Capacity for Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in Indigenous Communities in Ancash Region, Peru. 
    • Siciliano , S., Bharadwaj, L.(Co-Applicant), Solomon, K., Reimer, K.R., Copes, R.C., Guernsey, JG., Hale, B.H., (2010-1,634,292.00- 6 years). NSERC [Natural Science Engineering Research Council] CREATE [Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program]:Training Program in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (HERA).  
    • Bharadwaj, L.A.(PI), $ 3,500 (2010) Awarded by the Saskatchewan Environmental Industry and Managers Association Green Team (offers funds for full-time summer employment for Aboriginal students.  
    • L.Bharadwaj,(PI), S. Waldner   (Physiology Student) (2010)  Water Consumption Choices of First Nations Children and Perceptions of Health Risks  Summer Student Undergraduate Research Award, $ 5400.00, Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre. 
    • Bharadwaj, L., (PI) ($ 5000/1 year: [2009]) Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Research Connections Grant: “ Water and Health in Indigenous Communities: A Research Workshop” . Safe Water for Health Research Team”. 
    • Bharadwaj, L., (PI) ($9000/1year) [2009])  Office Vice President Research, Research Acceleration Program. Funding to develop and enhance research group activities: Safe Water for Health Research Team.  
    • Bharadwaj., L.,(PI) (2009-SEE [Student Employment Experience (SEE) program grant from the Provincial Government-$3,600.00). 
    • Bharadwaj., L.(Supervisor) (2- Summer Student Awards- $ 8096.00 (summer 2009)-Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre).  Native Access to Nursing /Medicine Health Sciences Camp “Fire” The Sacred Gift and Origin of Life.   
    • L.Bharadwaj, (PI)S. Fowler-Kerry, W. Koster, (2009) Water and Health in Indigenous Communities ($25K) Meetings Planning and Dissemination Grant: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). 
    • L.Bharadwaj, (PI) P. Johnston (Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations) (2008). First Nations Drinking Water Safety Program: Ensuring The Health of First Nations Children, Youth and Families ($ 41, 886.15), RBC Community Development Program, College of Nursing, U of S.  
    • Bharadwaj, L.(PI), Johnston, P., Judd-Henrey, I., (2006-2007) Saskatchewan First Nations Community Drinking Water Quality, Infrastructure and Potential Health Effects, $424, 000.00, Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. 
    • Bharadwaj, L.(PI), Hill, V., Nilson, S., (2006-2009) Health and Water Quality:  Working in Partnership with First Nations Communities in Canada; Partnership/Network Development Grant, $10,000.00, Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre.

    Select Publications


    • Rebecca Zagozewski, Ian Judd-Henrey, Suzie Nilson, Lalita Bharadwaj (2011) Perspectives on Past and Present Waste Disposal Practices: A Community-Based Participatory Project in Three Saskatchewan First Nations Communities Accepted March 25th, 2011 The Journal of Environmental Health Insights.
    • Nordlee J., Petrinac, S., Ali, A., Bharadwaj L., (2010) Original Research: “Altered
      gene expression in human hepatoma HepG2 cells exposed to low-level sodium arsenite”.  Clinical Medicine Reviews in Oncology 2010:1-11.
    • Bharadwaj, L., Machibroda, R., (2008) Saskatoon Rehabilitates it’s South Downtown Riverbank Area. Environmental Science and Engineering 21(3): 54-58.
    • Nilson, S., Bharadwaj, L., Hill, V., & Knockwood, D. (2008) Science in a Circle: Forming Community Links to Conduct Scientific Research in Partnership with Communities. Pimatisiwin: A Journal Of Indigenous and Aboriginal Community Health 6(1) 123-136.
    • Bharadwaj, L., Judd-Henrey, I., Parenteau, L., Tournier, C., & Watson, D., (2008) Solid Waste Incineration in a Saskatchewan First Nation Community:  A Community-Based Environmental Assessment of Dioxins and Furans. to Pimatisiwin: A Journal Of Indigenous and Aboriginal Community Health 6(1) 161-180.
    • Bharadwaj, L., Machibroda, R., (2008) Human Health Risk Assessment Approach for Urban Park Development.  Accepted for Publication July 2008. Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 59:213-221.
    • Bharadwaj, L., Nilson, S., Judd-Henrey, I., Oullette, G.,  Parenteau, L.,  Tournier, C.,
      Chief Daryl Watson, Chief Darcy Bear, Chief Gilbert Ledoux, Chief Austin Bear (2006) Waste Disposal in First Nations Communities:  The Issues and Steps Toward the Future. Journal of Environmental Health, March 206 Issue: 35-38.
    • Bharadwaj, L.A., Dhami, K., Schneberger, D., Stevens, M., Conde, R., Ali, A., (2005).  Altered gene expression in human hepatoma hepG2 cells exposed to low-level 2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and potassium nitrate.  Toxicology In Vitro 19:603-619.

    Select Peer-Reviewed TECHNICAL REPORTS RELEVANT TO ACADEMIC FIELD:

    • Bharadwaj, L. (2010).  Human Health Risk Assessment of the Volatile Organic Compound Emission from a Dow Chemical Company’s  Froth-PakTM Polyurethane Foam Sealant.  Report for the Canadian Construction Materials Center, National Research Council of Canada NRC Communications & Corporate Relations Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6 and submitted to Brad Boyle, A.Sc.T. Saskatchewan Research Council Building Performance Unit, Alternative Energy and Manufacturing Division, Saskatchewan Research Council, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan . 28 pages.
    • Bharadwaj, L., (2010). Site Specific Human Health Risk Assessment of the Former Van Waters and Rogers Warehouse. Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Report for Saskatchewan Environment. 60 pages.
    • Bharadwaj, L., (2009) Human Health Risk Assessment of the Former Domtar Wood Preserving Plant. Prepared for the City of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and the Crown Investment Corporation. April 2009, 100 pages.
    • Bharadwaj, L., (2009) Human Health Risk Assessment of the Volatile Organic Compound Emission from a Closed Cell Spray Applied Polyurethane Thermal Insulation.  Prepared for Certainteed Corporation, Insulation Group, Blue Bell, PA 19422, U.S.A, and the Canadian Construction Materials Center, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, April 2009, 38 pages.
    • Bharadwaj,L., (2008)  Human Health Risk Assessment of the Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from “Foam-Lok 2000” Spray Applied Polyurethane Thermal Insulation. Prepared for LaPolla Industries Inc. (Canada) and the Canadian Construction Materials Center, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, September 2008, 45 pages.
    • Bharadwaj, L., (2008)  Human Health Risk Assessment of the Volatile Organic Emissions from “1.6 Pound Home Foam” Spray-Applied Rigid Polyurethane Thermal Insulation.  Prepared for  Home Insulation Corporation and the Canadian Construction Materials Centre, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON April, 2008, 55 pages.
    • Bharadwaj, L. (2008). Screening Level Human Health Risk Assessment Backshore Portion River Landing Phase Two Development. Prepared for the City of Saskatoon, Environmental Services Branch, Utility Services Branch, City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK, March, 85 pages.
    • Bharadwaj, L., & Johnston, P. (2007). Saskatchewan First Nation Water Quality:  Human Health Risk Assessment. Jointly submitted by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and University of Saskatchewan to: Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Environmental Research Division. Regina, SK, July, 49 pages.
    • Bharadwaj, L. (2007). Human Health Risk Assessment of the Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From BASF-1 and BASF-2 Polyurethane Foam Insulation. Submitted to BASF, BASF Canada, Inc. Toronto, ON, M9W1K, Canada, and the Canadian Construction Materials Center, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, December, 39 pages.
    • Bharadwaj, L., Machibroda, P.,  (2007) Human Health Risk Assessment River Landing Park Phase II Development, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Prepared for the City of Saskatoon, C/O Crosby Hanna and Associates, 504 Queen Street, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0M5.  100 pages.
    • Bharadwaj, L. (2007). Human Health Risk Assessment of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Pilot Plant.  Prepared for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, October, 76 pages.
    • Bharadwaj, L., Canada North Environmental Service, Saskatoon, SK ( 2007) Screening Level Environmental Risk Assessment River Landing Park Phase II Development, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Prepared for the City of  Saskatoon, C/OCrosby Hanna and Associates, Saskatoon, SK, 74 pages.
    • Bharadwaj, L., Judd-Henrey, I., Johnston, P., Greyeyes, M., (2006) Bridging the Gap Between Environmental Contaminants and the Health of First Nations Communities. Jointly submitted by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Research Council to: Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Environmental Research Division. 154 pages.
    • Bharadwaj, L.,  (2006) Human Health Risk Assessment of the Volatile Organic Compound Emissions From “Insul-Barrier-LD” Spray Applied Rigid Polyurethane Foam Insulation. Submitted to Barrier Sciences Group, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and the Canadian Construction Materials Center, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. 63 pages.


    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

    • Bharadwaj, L., Machibroda, R., (2009) Case Study: Saskatoon Rehabilitates its’ South Downtown Riverbank Area. Accepted for publication November, 2008. In: The Story of Brown Fields and Smart Growth in Kingston Ontario: From Contamination to Revitalization. Publisher: Classroom Complete Press, Toronto, Ontario. Chapter 12, page 269-283.
    • Bharadwaj, L., (2009). Cardiac Toxicology: In General and Applied Toxicology (GAT), 3rd Edition. Editors: Drs. Bryan Ballantyne, Timothy Marrs and Tore Syversen. Published by: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, United Kingdom. Chapter 13, page 1329-1350.
    • Bharadwaj, L. (2006). Drinking Water Contaminants and Human Health. In Velma I Grover (Ed), Water: Global Common and Global Problems (pp. 169-189). Enfield, NH, USA: Science Publisher.