Tigist Hailu, MPH

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Tigist Hailu, MPH, is the Director of Radiology Education and Research with the Department of Radiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BA - Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA                                                                            

Graduate Degree

MPH - University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Director of Radiology Education and Research

Departments and Services




Velez-Florez MC, Dougherty S, Ginader A, Hailu T, Bodo N, Poznick L, Retrouvey M, Reid JR, Gokli A. Hands-On Ultrasound Training for Radiology Residents: The Impact of an Ultrasound Scanning Curriculum. Academic Radiology. 2023 Mar 11:S1076-6332(23)00044-2. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2023.01.027. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36914500.

Andronikou S, Elsingergy MM, Hailu T, Mekete Y, Wieczkowski S, Otero HJ, Darge K. A "global village": promoting research and careers in the pediatric radiology community through diversity. Pediatric Radiology. 2023 Feb 28. doi: 10.1007/s00247-023-05630-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36853376.


Ginader AS, Hailu T, Bodo, N, Gokli Ami, Reid Janet (2022). Using a Learning Management System (LMS) to Build an Onboarding and Research Curriculum for Pediatric Radiology Researchers. Radiology Management.


Hailu, T, Bekureledet M.Dingle, Nicole Bodo, Tegbar Yigzaw, Workeabeba Abebe, Tigist Mekonnen, Enaw-gaw Mehari, Kassa Darge (2021). Building a COVID-19 Repository Website for Healthcare Professionals in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Medical Journal, Vol. 59, No. 4.

Miranda-Schaeubinger, M, Hailu, T.A., Nigro A. et al (2021). Together Apart in times of COVID-19: Building community in a radiology practice through digital gatherings. Radiology Management.

Reid JR, Delgado J, Hailu TA, Dayneka JS, Back SJ, Gokli A. Pediatric magnetic resonance imaging training versus job-readiness: using education research tools to re-align. Pediatr Radiol. 2021 Aug;51(9):1732-1737.

Larsen EP, Hailu T, Sheldon L, Ginader A, Bodo N, Dewane D, Degnan AJ, Finley J, Sze RW. Optimizing Radiology Reading Room Design: The Eudaimonia Radiology Machine. J Am Coll Radiol. 2021 Jan;18(1 Pt A):108-120. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.09.041. Epub 2020 Oct 13. PMID: 33065075; PMCID: PMC7553105.


Hailu TA, Ginader AS, Nigro AM, Lee DD, Sze RW. 'Walk in my shoes': intradepartmental role shadowing to increase workplace collegiality and wellness in a large pediatric radiology department. Pediatr Radiol. 2020 Apr;50(4):476-481.

Hogan J, Frasso R, Hailu T, Tate A, Martin R, Sze R. Optimizing Imaging Clinical Decision Support: Perspectives of Pediatric Emergency Department Physicians. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Feb;17(2):262-267.

Jordan A, Bleakley A, Harkins K, Hailu T, Cassidy K, Hachey S, Karlawish J. "Together Make a Visit; Together Make a Plan": Messaging to Adult Children with Concerns about a Parent's Memory Loss. Health Commun. 2020 Apr;35(4):512-523.


Hailu T, Cannuscio CC, Dupuis R, Karlawish J. A Typical Day With Mild Cognitive Impairment. Am J Public Health. 2017 Jun;107(6):927-928.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees and Positions

Associate Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI), University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine