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)

Work, Health, and the Ongoing Pursuit of Health Equity.
(2022 Oct 28)
Int J Environ Res Public Health 19(21):
Ahonen EQ, Winkler MR, Hajat A

Do Different Patterns of Employment Quality Contribute to Gender Health Inequities in the U.S.? A Cross-Sectional Mediation Analysis.
(2022 Sep 7)
Int J Environ Res Public Health 19(18):
Peckham T, Seixas N, de Castro AB, Hajat A

The Inequitable Burden of the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Marginalized Older Workers in the United States: An Intersectional Approach.
(2022 Oct 6)
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 77(10): 1928-1937
Andrea SB, Eisenberg-Guyot J, Blaikie KJ, Owens S, Oddo VM, Peckham T, Minh A, Hajat A

A Novel Curriculum Review Process for Initiating the Incorporation of Antiracist Principles Into Epidemiology Course Work.
(2022 Aug 22)
Am J Epidemiol 191(9): 1527-1531
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

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