Dr. Bartlett is a Professor in the School of Population & Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Health Theme, 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. 

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. 

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

  • Bioaerosols
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Indoor air quality
  • Impact of the built environment
  • Environmental hygiene
  • Dimick-Ward, H, Beking, K, Dybuncio, A, Bartlett, K, Chan-Yeung, M. 2010. Respiratory health of two cohorts of terminal grain elevator workers studied 30 years apart. Accepted American Journal of Respiratory Medicine July 20, 2010.
  • 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, KH, Baer, R, Byrnes, E, Galanis, E, Heitman, J, Hoang, L, Leslie, M, MacDougall, L, Magill, S, Morshed, M, Marr, K. 2009Cryptococcus gattii: an Emerging Pathogenic Fungus in the Pacific Northwest. Emerging Infectious Diseases 15(8): 1185-1191.
  • Vanderzwaag, JC, Atwater, JW, Bartlett, KH, Baker, D. 2009 Evaluation of the Long Term Performance and Use of Biosand Filters in Posoltega, Nicaragua. Accepted: Water Quality Research Journal of Canada April 2009
  • Vanderzwaag, JC, Bartlett, KH, Atwater, JW, Baker, D. 2009 Evaluation of Field Testing Techniques Used in a Household Water Treatment Study in Posoltega, Nicaragua. Accepted: Water Quality Research Journal of Canada November 2008
  • 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
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Bartlett, KH, Kidd, SE, Kronstad, J. 2007 The emergence of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Current Fungal Infection Reports 1:108-115.
  • Nicol, Anne-Marie, Hurrell, Christie, McDowall, Will, Bartlett, Karen, Elmieh, Negar. 2007. Communicating the risks of a new, emerging pathogen: the case of Cryptococcus gattii. Journal of Risk Analysis 28(2): 373-386.
  • Upton, A, Fraser, JA, Kidd, SE, Bretz, C, Heitman, J, Bartlett, KH, Raverty, S. Marr, KA. 2007 First Contemporary Case of Human Infection with Cryptococcus gattii in Puget Sound: Evidence for Spread of the Vancouver Island Outbreak. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 45(9): 3086-8.
  • Risovic, V, Rosland, M, Sivak, O, Bartlett, KH, and Wasan, KM. 2007. Assessing the Antifungal Activity of a New, Oral Lipid-Based Amphotericin B Formulation Following Administration to Rats Infected with Aspergillus fumigatus. Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 33: 1-5.
  • Bartlett, KH, Kidd, SE, Kronstad, J. 2007. The emergence of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Current Fungal Infection Reports 10(1): 58-65.
  • Kidd, SE, Chow, Y, Mak, S, Bach, PJ, Chen, H, Hingston, AO, Kronstad, JW, and Bartlett, KH. 2007 Characterization of Environmental Sources of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia, Canada, and the Pacific Northwest. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73 (5):1433 – 1443.
  • MacDougall, L, Kidd, SE, Galanis, E., Mak, S., Leslie, MJ, Cieslak, PR, Kronstad, JW, Morshed, MG, and Bartlett, KH. 2007. Spread ofCryptococcus gattii from Vancouver Island and its Detection in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 13(1):42-50.
  • Kidd, SE, Bach, PJ, Hingston, AO, Mak, S, Chow, Y, MacDougall, L, Kronstad, JW, Bartlett, KH. 2007 Cryptococcus gattii Dispersal Mechanisms, British Columbia, Canada. Emerg Infect Dis 13(1):51-57.
  • Wasan, KM, Sivak, O, Rosland, M, Bartlett, K. 2006. Assessing the antifungal activity, pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of amphotericin B following the administration of Abelcet and AmBisome® in combination with caspofungin to rats infected with Aspergillus fumigatus J Pharm Sci 96(7):1737-47.
  • Astrakianakis, G, Seixas, N, Camp, J, Smith, T, Bartlett, KH, Checkoway, H. 2006. Cotton Dust and Endotoxin Exposure in Three Shanghai Textile Factories; a Comparison of Samplers. J Occup Environ Hyg 3:418-427.
  • Chun, DTW, Bartlett, KH, Gordon, T, Jacobs, RR, Larsson, B-M, Larsson, L, Lewis, DM, Liesivuori, J, Michel, O, Milton, DK, Rylander, R, Thorne, PS, White, EW, Brown, ME, Gunn, VS, and Würtz, H. 2006. History and results of the two Inter-Laboratory round robin endotoxin assay studies on cotton dust. Am J Ind Med 49(4):301-306. 
  • Becalski, A and Bartlett, KH. 2006. Methanol Exposure to Car Occupants from Windshield Washing Fluid: A Pilot Study. Indoor Air 16: 153-157.
  • Duncan, C, Stephen, C, Lester, S, Bartlett, KH. 2005. Sub-clinical infection and asymptomatic carriage of Cryptococcus gattii in dogs and cats during an outbreak of cryptococcosis. Medical Mycology 43: 511-516.
  • Kidd, SE, Guo, H, Bartlett, KH, Kronstad, JW, Xu, J. 2005. Comparative gene genealogies indicate that two clonal lineages of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia resemble strains from other geographical areas. Eucaryotic Cell 4: 1629-1638.
  • Leon, C. Taylor, R., Bartlett, KH, and Wasan, KM. 2005. Effect of Heat-Treatment on Fungizone-Induced Cytotoxicity within Human Kidney Proximal Tubular (HK-2) Cells and Aspergillus fumigatus; the Role of Phopholipases. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 298(1): 211-8.
  • Duncan C, Stephen C, Lester S and Bartlett, KH. 2005 Follow-up study of dogs and cats with asymptomatic Cryptococcus gattii infection or nasal colonization. Medical Mycology 43: 663-666.