Bharadwaj, Lalita

Associate Professor

Lalita Bharadwaj

School of Public Health
Room 2701 Royal University Hospital
107 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 5E5

Phone: 306-966- 5553


Academic Degrees

  • B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)

Current and Recent Research Projects

Co-Lead: U of S Safe Water for Health Research Team

The mission of the Safe Water for Health Research Team (SWHRT) is to build community and scholarly capacity for water and health research in rural and remote communities in SK, in order to make evidence-based decisions about water policy that will promote the health of all SK residents.

  • 2011-2014 Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Population Health Intervention Research. Water Regulations: Impact on First Nations Health Equity and promotion.  
  • 2012-2015 SSHRC Project: Beyond Physical: Invisible Losses of the Water Crisis in First Nations Communities.  
  • 2011-2014 CERC Project: Community Based-Participatory Research Approach to Understanding Local Contributions of Point and Diffuse Source Nutrients to the Eutrophication of Lake Diefenbaker.
  • 2012-2013 National First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program: Assessing the Links between Drinking Water and Health on First Nations Reserves: Groundwater Quality and Potential Sources of Contamination.


Bharadwaj, L., First Nations Based Participatory Research: How to Build Respectful, Productive and Lasting Research Partnerships with First Nations Communities, for consideration of publication in the Canadian Journal of Native Studies. (in process submitted for review June, 2012).

M. Basdeo, and L. Bharadwaj Beyond Physical: Impacts of the Water Crisis on Canada’s First Nations.  Special Issue of the Indigenous Policy Journal - Exploring the Governance Landscape of Indigenous Peoples and Water in Canada (in process accepted with minor revisions September 5, 2012).

Zagozewski, R., Judd-Henrey, I., Nilson, S., Bharadwaj, L., (2011) Perspectives on Past and Present Waste Disposal Practices: A Community-Based Participatory Research Project in Three First Nations Communities. Environmental Health Insights 5:9-20.

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., 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.

Book Chapters:

Bharadwaj, L., (2011-2012) Vulnerability of First Nations Communities in Canada to Environmental Degradation. In Velma I Grover (Ed) Impact of Climate Change on Water and Health. 20 pages. (100%- LB). Submitted February 2011, Revised May 2012. In progress

Bharadwaj, L., Machibroda, R., (2009) Case StudySaskatoon 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.