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Prabjit Barn—MSc

Environmental Health Scientist

prabjit.barn@funtimesbccdc.ca

Prabjit holds a Bachelors degree in Biology and a Masters degree in Environmental Health from UBC. For her Master’s thesis work, Prabjit investigated infiltration of particulate air pollution from residential wood burning and forest fires in homes, along with the effectiveness of air cleaners in reducing indoor particulate levels. From 2007-2008, she completed an internship in Bhopal, India, where she helped conduct a research project investigating exposure to contaminated drinking water among children. Her interests include exposure assessment and health policy analysis. At the NCCEH and at the Environmental Health Services Division, BC Centre for Disease Control, she works on several issues with both environmental and public health relevance, including air quality.

Recent Publications:

  1. Barn P, Nicol A, Struck S, Dosanjh S, Li R, Kosatsky T. Investigating elevated copper and lead levels in school drinking water. Environmental Health Review. 2014.
  2. Barn P, Kosatsky T. Lead in school drinking water: Canada can and should address this important ongoing exposure source. Can J Public Health. 2011 Mar-Apr;102(2):118-21.
  3. Barn P, Chen T. A narrative review of infections associated with personal service establishments Part I: Aesthetics. Environmental Health Review. 2012;55(01):19-26.
  4. Barn P, Chen T. A narrative review of infections associated with personal service establishments Part II: Piercing and tattooing. Environmental Health Review. 2012;55(02):46-62.
  5. Barn P, Larson T, Noullett M, Kennedy S, Copes R, Brauer M. Infiltration of forest fire and residential wood smoke: an evaluation of air cleaner effectiveness. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2008;18(5):503-11.
  6. Henderson SB, Kosatsky T, Barn P. How to ensure that national radon survey results are useful for public health practice. Can J Public Health. 2012;103(3):231-4.