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

Financial instability, psychosocial stress, stress biomarkers, air pollution epidemiology, epidemiology methods

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.

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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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