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 tale of many neighborhoods: Latent profile analysis to derive a national neighborhood typology for the US.
(2024 Feb 25)
Health Place 86(): 103209
Zewdie HY, Robinson JR, Adams MA, Hajat A, Hirsch JA, Saelens BE, Mooney SJ

Associations of residential green space with internalizing and externalizing behavior in early childhood.
(2024 Feb 8)
Environ Health 23(1): 17
Hazlehurst MF, Hajat A, Tandon PS, Szpiro AA, Kaufman JD, Tylavsky FA, Hare ME, Sathyanarayana S, Loftus CT, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR, Karr CJ

Gentrification Yields Racial And Ethnic Disparities In Exposure To Contextual Determinants Of Health.
(2024 Feb)
Health Aff (Millwood) 43(2): 172-180
Acolin A, Crowder K, Decter-Frain A, Hajat A, Hall M, Homandberg L, Hurvitz PM, Woyczynski L

Traffic-related air pollution and dementia incidence in the Adult Changes in Thought Study.
(2024 Jan)
Environ Int 183(): 108418
Blanco MN, Shaffer RM, Li G, Adar SD, Carone M, Szpiro AA, Kaufman JD, Larson TV, Hajat A, Larson EB, Crane PK, Sheppard L

Associations between adverse childhood experiences, viral suppression, and quality of life among persons living with HIV in Washington state.
(2024 Jan 4)
Sanders R, Dombrowski JC, Hajat A, Buskin S, Erly S

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