University of Washington School of Public Health

Anjum Hajat - SPH Faculty Bio

Anjum Hajat


Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology
Health Sciences F-250E
Seattle, WA 98105

Research Interests

Social epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, cardiovascular disease

Dr. Hajat’s current research interests are to understand the social and environmental stressors that disproportionately impact disadvantaged populations and how these stressors impact cardiovascular disease (CVD), 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 psychosocial stressors that impact the stress hormone cortisol. This line of research aims to gain a better understanding of how stress causes disease. In addition she is interested in applying novel epidemiologic methods to her research.

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Epidemiology Biography Page


PhD   Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 2010
MPH   Epidemiology, International Health, University of Michigan, 1998
BA   International Affairs, George Washington University, 1995

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