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Dr. Lalita Bharadwaj 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

Research profile

Current courses

  • PUBH 815 - Water and Health

Recent grants and awards

  • Neapetung, M., Bradford, L. Bharadwaj, L.A. (2018). Vulnerability Assessment for Yellow Quill First Nation. First Nations Adapt Program (Indigenous Services Canada). $256,000.  Co-PI. Role: Co-created collaborative grant with my First Nations partners and leverage funds for community infrastructure support with GWF funding. L. Bradford grant writer.

  • Bharadwaj, L.A., Bradford, L., Waldner, C., Strickert, G., N. Osgood (2017). Proof of Concept: Agent Based Modeling as a tool to Investigate Comprehensive Indigenous Health Impacts of Flooding. $350,000. PI. Role: Engaged, built partnerships with two Indigenous communities (Yellow Quill and James Smith Cree First Nation), co-created research process, objectives goals and research questions, contributed 80% to grant writing.

  • Bradford, L.E.A., Bharadwaj, L.A.B., (2017, September). Demonstration Model for Water Futures and Human Health Effects Global Water Futures Pillar 1 Grant Application. ($1120). College of Postdoctoral and Graduate Studies

  • Bradford, L.E.A. Bharadwaj, L.A. (2017, June). Urban Movers in Saskatchewan. Vice Provost Teaching and Learning. $2000.

  • Baulch (PI), L. Bharadwaj (Co-PI), S. Higgins, B. Ingalls, S.Schiff, J. Venkiteswaran and 7-Collaborating Academic/Government Partners. ($860,000June 2017- June 2020- 3yrs). Global Water Futures Pillar 3 Grant. FORecasting Tools and Mitigation Options for Diverse BLOOM-affected Lakes. Funds Managed by H. Baulch. Yr. 1 ($ 13,238), Yr. 2 ($25,071) Yr 3 ($31,190) Available to LB.

  • J. McDonnell (PI), plus 17 Co-Investigators of which L. Bharadwaj is Co-I and 12 Collaborators. ($ 1.7 million; June 2017 – June 2020-3 yrs). Global Water Futures Pillar 3 Grant. Prairie WATERSAVE: Sustainable water management for civic and provincial policy makers and urban, rural, and Indigenous communities. Funds Managed by Project Management Team. 

Select publications

# Postdoctoral Research Associate; @ Student; ^ Research/Program Manager; *Corresponding and Senior Author; IF: Impact Factor; PI: Principal Investigator of Research Funding; Co-I: Co-Investigator

McLeod@, L, Bharadwaj, L., Epp, T., Waldner, C*. (2017). Use of principal components analysis and kriging to predict groundwater-sourced rural drinking water quality in Saskatchewan. In J Environmental Res Public Health 2017 Sep; 14(9):  1065. Published online 2017 Sep 15. doi:  10.3390/ijerph14091065  

Bermedo-Carrasco S. Bharadwaj, L*., Waldner, C*. (2018) Factors associated with drinking water and being satisfied with tap water in Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan, Canada. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. Volume 77, 2018 Issue 1. https://doi.org/10.1080/22423982.2018.1466605   

Bharadwaj, L.A*., Bradford@, L.E.A. (2018). Water Poverty: Impacts Beyond Physical. In Exner-Pirot, H. (Ed) Northern and Indigenous Health and Healthcare OpenEd Project, University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Northern Nursing Education (in press). 

Bradford@, L. E., @Vogel, T., Lindenschmidt, K. E., McPhedran, K., Strickert, G. E., Fonstad, T. A., & Bharadwaj, L. A*. (2018). Co-design of water services and infrastructure for Indigenous Canada: A scoping review. FACETS, 3(1), 487-511. 

Bradford@, L., Waldner, C., McLaughlin@, K., Zagozewski@, R., & Bharadwaj, L*. (2018). A mixed-method examination of risk factors in the truck-to-cistern drinking water system on the Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation Reserve, Saskatchewan. Canadian Water Resources Journal/Revue canadienne des ressources hydriques, 1-18. 

Ford@, L. Bharadwaj*, L. McLeod, C. Waldner, 2017. Human Health Risk Assessment Applied to Rural Populations Dependent on Unregulated Drinking Water Sources: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(8): 846; doi:10.3390/ijerph14080846. IF: 2.59. PI: SHRF Grant (2012-2016)

L.E. Doig, M.K. Carr, A.O.N Meisner, T.D. Jardine, P.D. Jones, L. Bharadwaj, K-E., Lindenschmidt. (2017) Open H2O and under ice seasonal variations in trace element content and physiochemical associations in fluvial bed sediments. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Doi:10./1002/etc/3886.  IF: 1.62. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/etc.3886/abstract Co-Investigator (Co-I): CIMP Grant (2014-2017)

L.E.A. Bradford#, R. Zagozewski^, L. Bharadwaj*. 2016. Increasing the dialogue on water and health using Photovoice with youths living on reserve. The Canadian Geographer 6(12) 178-195. IF: 0.561. PI: NFNECP (2012-2013)