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Shireen Hayatghaibi, PhD

  • Health Services Researcher, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology



My research focuses on understanding how healthcare costs inform the medical decisions of both clinicians and patients. My overall goal is to reduce the cost of advanced imaging, making it more affordable and accessible to patients and families.

I became interested in health economics due to my personal experience as a young adult needing medical care and not having insurance. This experience, along with the sticker shock of medical bills, opened my eyes to the need to understand the economic complexity of the healthcare system. My objective is to make positive changes that enhance the affordability and efficiency of the healthcare system.

I’ve been a researcher for more than six years and began working at Cincinnati Children’s in 2021. My work is published in many well-respected journals including, Pediatric Radiology, Journal of the American College of Radiology and Academic Radiology.


Transparency and Variability in Pricing for Pediatric Outpatient Imaging in US Children's Hospitals. Hayatghaibi, SE; Alves, VV; Ayyala, RS; Dillman, JR; Trout, AT. JAMA Network Open. 2022; 5.

Prospective cost implications with a clinical decision support system for pediatric emergency head computed tomography. Hayatghaibi, SE; Sammer, MB K; Varghese, V; Seghers, VJ; Sher, AC. Pediatric Radiology. 2021; 51:2561-2567.

Trends in Pediatric Appendicitis and Imaging Strategies During Covid-19 in the United States. Hayatghaibi, SE; Trout, AT; Dillman, JR; Callahan, M; Iyer, R; Nguyen, HT; Riedesel, E; Ayyala, RS. Academic Radiology. 2021; 28:1500-1506.

Employing a Nudge: Designing a Partially Automated Workflow to Solve the "Plain Film Problem ". Sammer, MB K; Seghers, VJ; Hayatghaibi, S; Sher, AC. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2021; 18:1139-1142.

Radioactive iodine uptake in the breast tissue of nulliparous adolescent girls and young women. Sher, A; Mahmood, N; Orth, R; Hayatghaibi, S; Sammer, M; Seghers, V. 2021; 10-14.

Time-Driven Activity-Based Cost Comparison of Three Imaging Pathways for Suspected Midgut Volvulus in Children. Nguyen, HT N; Sammer, MB; Bales, B; Cano, MC; Trout, AT; Dillman, JR; Hayatghaibi, SE. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020; 17:1563-1570.

Value Assessment of Evolving Pediatric Appendicitis Imaging Strategies Between 2004 and 2018. Hayatghaibi, SE; Trout, AT; Dillman, JR. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020; 17:1549-1554.

Development of pediatric academic-community radiology services: lessons learned. Seghers, VJ; Sher, AC; Nguyen, HT N; Hayatghaibi, SE; Huisman, TA G M; Sammer, MB K. Pediatric Radiology. 2020; 50:1207-1216.

Cost Comparison of In-Suite Versus Portable Tunneled Femoral Central Line Placements in Children Using Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing. Hayatghaibi, SE; Chau, A; Wadler, EG; Levine, MH; Hernandez, AJ; Orth, RC. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020; 17:462-468.

Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing in Radiology: An Overview. Shankar, PR; Hayatghaibi, SE; Anzai, Y. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2020; 17:125-130.