December 19, 2007
Karen H. Bartlett is a Professor in the School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene at the University of British Columbia.
As a microbiologist whose research interests include workplace and community exposures to bioaersols, Dr. Bartlett’s current research projects include: defining the environmental niche of Cryptococcus gattii, the emergent causative organism of cryptococcosis on Vancouver Island, British Columbia; worker exposure and control of bioaerosols in composting facilities; antigen exposure and respiratory symptoms in occupants of First Nations housing; evaluation of indoor air quality in sustainable (green) office buildings; efficacy of slow sand filtration for individual water purification units in Nicaragua, and contribution of biofilms to pathogen loading in agricultural water sources.
Dr. Bartlett holds a Masters of Science in Occupational Hygiene, a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia and completed her post doctoral fellowship in Inhalation Toxicology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Bartlett is co-author of a report funded by the Change Foundation, Protecting the Faces of Healthcare Workers, a review of respiratory protection arising from the SARS outbreak in Ontario.