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 357236
Department of Epidemiology
Health Sciences F-250E
Seattle, WA 98105


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 Novel Curriculum Review Process to Initiate the Incorporation of Anti-Racist Principles Into Epidemiology Course Work.
(2022 Jun 11)
Am J Epidemiol
Seiler J, Hajat A, Khosropour CM, Guthrie BL, Balkus JE

Air pollution and dementia in older adults in the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study.
(2022 Apr 18)
Alzheimers Dement
Semmens EO, Leary CS, Fitzpatrick AL, Ilango SD, Park C, Adam CE, DeKosky ST, Lopez O, Hajat A, Kaufman JD

Retail cannabis environment and adolescent use: The role of advertising and retailers near home and school.
(2022 May)
Health Place 75(): 102795
Firth CL, Carlini B, Dilley J, Guttmannova K, Hajat A

Correction to: Neighborhood greenspace and risk of type 2 diabetes in a prospective cohort: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.
(2022 Mar 3)
Environ Health 21(1): 28
Doubleday A, Knott CJ, Hazlehurst MF, Bertoni AG, Kaufman JD, Hajat A

Beyond Hours Worked and Dollars Earned: Multidimensional EQ, Retirement Trajectories and Health in Later Life.
(2022 Jan)
Work Aging Retire 8(1): 51-73
Andrea SB, Eisenberg-Guyot J, Oddo VM, Peckham T, Jacoby D, Hajat A

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