Dr. Moghtaderi’s primary research interests are health economics, public health policy, and economics of risky behaviors. His research has been published in Health Affairs, Pediatrics, and Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. His research seeks to achieve a deeper understanding of how patients and healthcare providers make important medical decisions; how they respond to a variety of environmental factors including uncertainty, risk, and financial incentives; and how often they deviate from perfect rationality.
Dr. Moghtaderi has done extensive research in the field of immunization policy, specifically Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination policy. His current research focuses on healthcare and medical malpractice, financial incentives and health care utilization, healthcare markets after enactment of the Affordable Care Act, medical innovation and risky behaviors, and behaviors of smokers and drinkers.