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Dr. Bartlett is a Professor in the School of Population & Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Health Division, in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. She holds a Masters degree in Occupational Hygiene and a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia. She received post doctoral training in inhalation toxicology at the University of Iowa School of Public Health.

She was a British Columbia Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar from 2002 – 2007. She received a Killam Graduate Teaching Award in 2011.

Divison of Occupational and Environmental Health

Killam Graduate Teaching Award – 2011

Special Publications:
Knowledge translation videos – Tick Talk (Protective Behaviours)

Selected Publications
Montgomery, JF, Storey, S, Bartlett, K. Comparison of the IAQ in an office operating with natural or mechanical ventilation using short-term intensive pollutant monitoring. DOI: 10.1177/1420326X14530999 published online 20 April 2014 Indoor and Built Enviornment.

Ibrahim, F, Sivak, O, Wasan, EK, Bartlett, K, and Wasan, KM. 2013. Efficacy of an oral and tropically stable lipid-based formulation of Amphotericin B (iCo-010) in an experimental mouse model of systemic candidiasis. Lipids in Health and Disease.2013, 12:158. DOI: 10.1186/1476-511X-12-158

Hagen, F, Ceresini, PC, Polacheck, I, Ma, H, van Nieuwerburgh, F, Gabaldón, T, Kagan, S, Pursall ER, Hoogveld, HL, van Iersel, LJJ, Klau GW, Kelk, SM, Stougie, L, Bartlett, KH, Voelz, K, Pryszcz, LP, Castañeda, E, Lazera, M, Meyer, W, Deforce, D, Meis, JF, May, RC, Klaassen, CHW, and Boekhout, T. 2013 Ancient dispersal of the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus gattii from the Amazon rainforest. PLOS ONE 8(8): e71148

Mortenson, JA, Bartlett, KH, Wilson, RW, Lockhart, SR. 2013. Detection of Cryptococcus gattii in selected urban parks of the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Mycopathologia 175 (3-4):351-5.

Maal-Bared, R., Bartlett, KH, Bowie, WR, Hall, ER. 2013. Phenotypic antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli and E. coli O157 isolated from water, sediment and biofilms in an agricultural watershed in British Columbia. Science of the Total Environment 443: 315 – 323.

Ibrahim, F, Gershkovich, P, Sivak, O, Wasan, EK, Bartlett, K, Wasan, KM. 2012. Efficacy and toxicity of a tropically stable lipid-based formulation of amphotericin B (iCO-010) in a rat model of invasive candidiasis. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 436: 318 – 323. DOI information: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2012.06.062.

Montgomery, JF, Green, SI, Rogak, SN, Bartlett, K. 2012. Predicting the energy use and operation cost of HVAC air filters. Energy and Buildings 47: 643-650.

R. Maal-Bared, Bartlett, K.H., Bowie, W.R., Hall, E.R. 2012. Campylobacter spp. Distribution in biofilms on different surfaces in an agricultural watershed (Elk Creek, British Columbia): using biofilms to monitor for Campylobacter. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 215:270-278.

Aliabadi, A, Rogak, S., Bartlett, KH, Green, SI. 2011. Preventing airborne disease transmission: qualitative methods for ventilation design in healthcare settings. Advances in Preventative Medicine doi:10.4061/2011/124064.

Bartlett, KH, Cheng, P-Y, Duncan, C, Galanis, E, Hoang, L, Kidd, S, Lee, M-K, Lester, S, MacDougall, L, Mak, S, Morshed, M, Taylor, M, Kronstad, J. 2012. A Decade of Experience – Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia. Mycopathologia 173 (5): 311-319 DOI 10.1007/s11046-011-9475-x (PMID 21960040).

Leon, CG, Lee, J, Bartlett, K, Gershkovich,P, Wasan, EK, Zhao, J, Clement, JG, Wasan, KM. 2011. In vitro Cytotoxicity of two Novel Oral Formulations of Amphotericin B (iCo-009 and iCo-010) against Candida albicans, human monocytic and kidney cell lines. Lipids in Health and Disease 10:144 – 151

Byrnes, E. III, Bartlett, KH, Perfect, J, Heitman, J. 2011. Cryptococcus gattii: an emerging fungal pathogen infecting humans and animals. Microbes and Infection 13: 895-907.

Khaleghi, A., Bartlett, KH, Hodgson, M. 2011. Factors affecting ventilation, indoor air quality and acoustical quality in ‘green’ and non-‘green’ buildings: a pilot study. Journal of Green Building Research 6(3): 168 – 180.

Duncan, C., Bartlett, KH, Lester, S, Bobsien, B., Campbell, J, Stephen, C, Raverty, S. 2011. Surveillance for Cryptococcus gattii in horses of Vancouver, Island, British Columbia, Canada. Medical Mycology DOI: 10.3109/13693786.2011.560196.

D’Souza,CA, Kronstad,JW, Taylor,G, Warren,R, Yuen,M, Hu,G, Jung,WH, Sham,A, Kidd, SE, Tangen,K, Lee, N, Zeilmaker, T, Sawkins, J, McVicker, G, Shah, S, Gnerre, S, Griggs, A, Zeng, Q, Bartlett, KH, Li, W, Wang, X, Heitman, J, Stajich, JE, Fraser, JA, Meyer, W, Carter, D, Schein, J, Krzywinski, M, Kwon-Chung, KJ, Varma,, A, Wang, J, Brunham, R, Fyfe, M, Ouellette, BFF, Siddiqui, A, Marra, M, Jones, S, Holt, R, Birren, BW, Galagan, JE, and Cuomoe, CA. 2011. Genome variation in Cryptococcus gattii, an emerging pathogen of immunocompetent hosts. mBio 2(1): doi:10.1128/mBio.00342-10.

J. Teng, Robbin Lindsay, L., Bartlett, K., Klinkenberg, B., Dibernardo, A., Wood, H., Morshed, M.G. 2011. Prevalence of Tick-Borne Zoonoses and Hantavirus in the South Okanagan, British Columbia: Active surveillance in ticks (Dermacentor andersoni) and deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus). British Columbia Medical Journal 53(3): 122 – 127.

Allen, J, Jackson, P, Graham, M, Bartlett, K. 2011. Ambient Concentrations of Airborne Endotoxin in Two Cities in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2011; DOI: 10.1039/C0EM00235F.

Lester, S., Malik, R., Bartlett, K, Duncan, C. 2011. Cryptococcosis: update and emergence of C. gattii. Veterinary Clinical Pathology 2011 Jan 18 doi: 10.1111/j.1939-165x.2010.00281.x.

Hagen, F., Illnait-Zaragozi, M.T., Bartlett, K, Swinne, D., Geertsen, E., Klaassen, C.H., Boekhout, T., Meis, J.F. 2010. In vitro antifungal susceptibilities and AFLP genotyping of a worldwide collection of 350 clinical, veterinary and environmental Cryptococcus gattii isolates. Antifungal Agents and Chemotherapy 54(12): 5139 – 5145.

Dimick-Ward, H, Beking, K, Dybuncio, A, Bartlett, K, Chan-Yeung, M. 2011. Respiratory health of two cohorts of terminal grain elevator workers studied 30 years apart. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 54:263-268.

Hachem, C, Chaubey, Y, Fazio, P, Rao, J, Bartlett, K. 2010. Statistical analysis of microbial volatile organic compounds in an experimental project: identification and transport analysis. Indoor and Built Environment 19(2): 275-285.

Mak, S, Klinkenberg, B, Bartlett, K, Fyfe, M. 2010. Ecological Niche Modelling of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia, Canada. Environmental Health Perspectives 118 (5):653- 658 doi:10.1289/ehp.0901448.

Datta, K. Bartlett, K, Baer, R, Byrnes, E, Galanis, E, Heitman, J, Hoang, L, Leslie, M, MacDougall, L, Magill, S, Morshed, M, Marr, K. 2009. Cryptococcus gattii: an Emerging Pathogenic Fungus in the Pacific Northwest. Emerging Infectious Diseases 15(8): 1185-1191.

18. Vanderswaag, JC, Atwater, J. Bartlett, KH, Baker, D. 2009. Evaluation of the Long Term Performance and Use of Biosand Filters in Posoltega, Nicaragua. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada 44(2): 111 – 121.

Vanderzwaag, JC, Bartlett, KH, Atwater, JW, Baker, D. 2009. Evaluation of Field Testing Techniques Used in a Household Water Treatment Study in Posoltega, Nicaragua. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada 44(2): 122 – 131.

Wasan, E.K., Banno, B., Bartlett, K. Gershkovich, P., Sivak, O., Wong, Z., Gagnon, J., Leon, C.G., Wasan, K.M. 2009. Development and Characterization of Oral Lipid-Based Amphotericin B Formulations with Enhanced Drug Solubility,Stability and Antifungal Activity in Rats infected with Aspergillus fumigatus or Candida albicans. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 372: 76-84.

Datta, K., Bartlett, KH, Marr, KA. 2009. Cryptococcus gattii emergence in Western North America: Exploitation of a novel ecological niche. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases v. 2009, Article ID 176532, 8 pages. doi:10.1155/2009/176532.

22. Hachem, C, Fazio, P, Rao, J, Bartlett, K, Chaubey, YP. 2009. Identification and Transport Investigation of Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds in Full Scale Stud Cavities. Building and Environment. 44(8):1691-1698.

Maal-Bared, R, Bartlett, KH, Bowie WR. 2008. Dealing with Waterborne Disease in Canada: Challenges in the Delivery of Safe Drinking Water. Reviews on Environmental Health 23 (2):119 – 133.

Rao, J., Fazio, P., Bartlett, KH, Yang, D-Q. 2009. Experimental evaluation of potential movement of airborne mold spores out of stud cavities in full size wall assemblies. Building and Environment 44:1568 – 1577.

Do, R., Bartlett, KH, Dimich-Ward, H., Chu, W., Kennedy, SM. 2008. Biomarkers of airway acidity and oxidative stress in exhaled breath condensate from grain workers. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 178: 1048 – 1054.

Bartlett, KH, Kidd, SE, Kronstad, J. 2008. The emergence of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Current Infectious Disease Reports, 10(1): 58-65.

Do, R, Bartlett, KH, Dimich-Ward, H, Chu, W, Kennedy, SM. 2008. Exhaled Breath Condensate Biomarkers of Airway Acidity and Oxidative Stress Among Grain Workers. Respiratory Medicine, 102, 457–463; (on-line access November, 2007 Respiratory Medicine (2007), doi.10.1016/j.rmed.2007.10.002)

Nicol, A-M, Hurrell, C, McDowall, W, Bartlett, K, Elmieh, N. 2008. Communicating the risks of a new, emerging pathogen: the case of Cryptococcus gattii. Journal of Risk Analysis 28(2): 373-386 doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.2008.01024.x.

SPPH 535 Principles of Occupational and Environmenal Hygiene
SPPH 533 Public Health Toxicology

Ivan Cheung (MSc OEH candidate)

Jesse Cooper (MSc OEH candidate)

Bojosi Gamontle (PhD candidate)

Dr. Bartlett’s research interests include indoor air quality, bioaerosol exposures in work and community environments, particularly in rural or agricultural settings. She is committed to communicating research findings accessible to the public. In addition to being an author of 90 peer reviewed publications, she is the executive producer of an animated video on ticks, and has appeared in Discovery Channel, CBC and PBS documentaries.