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)

Assessing the Influence of Redlining on Intergenerational Wealth and Body Mass Index Through a Quasi-experimental Framework.
(2024 Jun 7)
J Racial Ethn Health Disparities
Owens S, Seto E, Hajat A, Fishman P, Koné A, Jones-Smith JC

An assessment of the mediating role of hypertension in the effect of long-term air pollution exposure on dementia.
(2024 Jun)
Environ Epidemiol 8(3): e306
Libby TE, Ilango SD, Leary CS, Semmens EO, Adam CE, Fitzpatrick AL, Kaufman JD, Hajat A

Neighbourhood-level policing as a racialised gendered stressor: multilevel analysis of police stops and preterm birth in Seattle, Washington.
(2024 May 23)
J Epidemiol Community Health
Riley T, Jahn JL, Sharif MZ, Enquobahrie DA, Hajat A

Structural gendered racism and preterm birth inequities in the United States.
(2024 May)
Soc Sci Med 348(): 116793
Riley T, Enquobahrie DA, Callegari LS, Hajat A

Individual and Neighborhood Level Predictors of Children's Exposure to Residential Greenspace.
(2024 Apr)
J Urban Health 101(2): 349-363
Hazlehurst MF, Hajat A, Szpiro AA, Tandon PS, Kaufman JD, Loftus CT, Bush NR, LeWinn KZ, Hare ME, Sathyanarayana S, Karr CJ

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