Anjum Hajat

Associate Professor, Epidemiology



PhD Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 2010
MPH Epidemiology, International Health, University of Michigan, 1998
BA International Affairs, George Washington University, 1995



Box 351619
Department of Epidemiology
Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, 870
Seattle, WA 98195


Dr. Hajat received her undergraduate degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University, her MPH in Epidemiology and International Health from the University of Michigan, and her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

Research Interests

Dr. Hajat’s current research interests look at understanding the social and environmental stressors that disproportionately impact disadvantaged populations and how these stressors impact a variety of health outcomes, a research area that may have implications for understanding the underlying causes of health disparities. She was awarded a NIH K99/R00 Career Development Award to study the intersection of psychosocial stressors and air pollution on CVD. She also conducts research on the impacts of financial instability and precarious work on health outcomes. These upstream factors are critical to better understanding population health. In addition, Dr. Hajat is interested in biomarkers that are impacted by social and environmental stressors; this line of research aims to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms by which social stressors cause disease. Lastly, she is interested in applying novel epidemiologic methods to her research.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

A tutorial on a marginal structural modeling approach to mediation analysis in occupational health research: Investigating education, employment quality, and mortality.
(2023 Mar 20)
Am J Ind Med
Eisenberg-Guyot J, Blaikie K, Andrea SB, Oddo V, Peckham T, Minh A, Owens S, Hajat A

Racial, ethnic, and gender differences in the association between higher state minimum wages and health and mental well-being in US adults with low educational attainment.
(2023 Apr)
Soc Sci Med 322(): 115817
Buszkiewicz JH, Hajat A, Hill HD, Otten JJ, Drewnowski A

Maternal precarious employment and child overweight/obesity in the United States.
(2023 Apr)
Prev Med 169(): 107471
Zhuang CC, Jones-Smith JC, Andrea SB, Hajat A, Oddo VM

Air pollution and plasma amyloid beta in a cohort of older adults: Evidence from the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory study.
(2023 Feb)
Environ Int 172(): 107800
Hajat A, Park C, Adam C, Fitzpatrick AL, Ilango SD, Leary C, Libby T, Lopez O, Semmens EO, Kaufman JD

Association between precarious employment and BMI in the United States.
(2023 Jan)
Obesity (Silver Spring) 31(1): 234-242
Oddo VM, Zhuang CC, Dugan JA, Andrea SB, Hajat A, Peckham T, Jones-Smith JC

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