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)

Exposure Disparities by Income, Race and Ethnicity, and Historic Redlining Grade in the Greater Seattle Area for Ultrafine Particles and Other Air Pollutants.
(2023 Jul)
Environ Health Perspect 131(7): 77004
Bramble K, Blanco MN, Doubleday A, Gassett AJ, Hajat A, Marshall JD, Sheppard L

Associations Between Insurance, Race and Ethnicity, and COVID-19 Hospitalization, Beyond Underlying Health Conditions: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
(2023 Jun 12)
AJPM Focus
McConnell KH, Hajat A, Sack C, Mooney SJ, Khosropour CM

An Examination of the Joint Effect of the Social Environment and Air Pollution on Dementia Among US Older Adults.
(2023 Jun)
Environ Epidemiol 7(3): e250
Ilango SD, Leary CS, Ritchie E, Semmens EO, Park C, Fitzpatrick AL, Kaufman JD, Hajat A

Change in gait speed and fall risk among community-dwelling older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment: a retrospective cohort analysis.
(2023 May 25)
BMC Geriatr 23(1): 328
Adam CE, Fitzpatrick AL, Leary CS, Hajat A, Ilango SD, Park C, Phelan EA, Semmens EO

A cross-sectional analysis of work schedule notice and depressive symptoms in the United States.
(2023 Jun)
SSM Popul Health 22(): 101413
Hawkinson CB, Andrea SB, Hajat A, Minh A, Owens S, Blaikie K, Seiler J, Molino AR, Oddo VM

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