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)

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

Neighborhood greenspace and risk of type 2 diabetes in a prospective cohort: the Multi-Ethncity Study of Atherosclerosis.
(2022 Jan 16)
Environ Health 21(1): 18
Doubleday A, Knott CJ, Hazlehurst MF, Bertoni AG, Kaufman JD, Hajat A

Neighborhood greenspace exposure as a protective factor in dementia risk among U.S. adults 75 years or older: a cohort study.
(2022 Jan 15)
Environ Health 21(1): 14
Slawsky ED, Hajat A, Rhew IC, Russette H, Semmens EO, Kaufman JD, Leary CS, Fitzpatrick AL

Disparities in Air Pollution Exposure in the United States by Race/Ethnicity and Income, 1990-2010.
(2021 Dec)
Environ Health Perspect 129(12): 127005
Liu J, Clark LP, Bechle MJ, Hajat A, Kim SY, Robinson AL, Sheppard L, Szpiro AA, Marshall JD

Characterization of the Population Affected by the 6-Month Recertification Criterion of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program's AIDS Drug Assistance Program in Washington State, 2017-2019.
(2022 Jan 1)
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 89(1): 27-33
Erly S, Khosropour CM, Hajat A, Sharma M, Reuer J, Grimm M, Kwaiser K, Dombrowski JC

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