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)

Intersectional trends in employment quality in older adults in the United States.
(2021 Sep)
SSM Popul Health 15(): 100868
Andrea SB, Eisenberg-Guyot J, Peckham T, Oddo VM, Hajat A

Union Burying Ground: Mortality, Mortality Inequities, and Sinking Labor Union Membership in the United States.
(2021 Sep 1)
Epidemiology 32(5): 721-730
Eisenberg-Guyot J, Mooney SJ, Barrington WE, Hajat A

Confounding by Socioeconomic Status in Epidemiological Studies of Air Pollution and Health: Challenges and Opportunities.
(2021 Jun)
Environ Health Perspect 129(6): 65001
Hajat A, MacLehose RF, Rosofsky A, Walker KD, Clougherty JE

The adverse effects of policing on population health: A conceptual model.
(2021 Jul)
Soc Sci Med 281(): 114103
Simckes M, Willits D, McFarland M, McFarland C, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Hajat A

Vicarious Racism and Vigilance During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Mental Health Implications Among Asian and Black Americans.
(2021 Jul-Aug)
Public Health Rep 136(4): 508-517
Chae DH, Yip T, Martz CD, Chung K, Richeson JA, Hajat A, Curtis DS, Rogers LO, LaVeist TA

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