Dr. Anjum Hajat is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of Washington. Her current research interests are to understand the social and environmental stressors that disproportionately impact disadvantaged populations and how these stressors impact cardiovascular and other disease endpoints. One sources of stress she is particularly interested in is financial instability. Furthermore, she is interested in understanding the mechanisms by which these stressors influence health. Broadly her research has implications for understanding the underlying causes of health disparities.