Dr. Hsieh is currently a research investigator in the Department of Health Behavior
and Health Education. Since 2013 she has also served as the project director for the
Flint Adolescent Study in the Prevention Research Center at the University of Michigan
School of Public Health. Previously, she worked in the University of Michigan Center
for Health Communications Research to assist multiple research projects focusing on
health behavior change and cancer prevention.
She received her M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University
of Michigan School of Public Health. Her doctoral research has mainly focused on applying
a resiliency perspective in examining risk and promotive factors for substance use
and delinquent behaviors among adolescents. Through three years of teaching during
her doctoral study, Dr. Hsieh has accumulated extensive knowledge of psychosocial
factors and theories of health-related behavior. She also teaches independent studies
with graduate students who are interested in the topics of substance use/misuse, health
disparities, and adolescent resiliency.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Prevention Research Center, University of Michigan, 2013-2016
Ph.D., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, 2013
M.P.H., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, 2006
B.S., Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2002
Research Interests & Projects
Dr. Hsieh's research interests include adolescent resiliency and health disparities,
with a focus on substance use and other health behaviors related to cancer and cancer
prevention. Her research on health and resiliency of adolescents covers topics of
adolescent substance use, violence, violence victimization, prevention research, and
social-ecological factors on adolescent health. She is also interested in the longitudinal
and cross-domain relations of individual and social ecological factors of risk behaviors
in adolescence to adulthood.
Dr. Hsieh has collaborated with other researchers to utilize a theory-based framework
to address the health disparities of cancer screening and cancer prevention among
Asian Americans. Her work focused on applying psychosocial factors and theories, such
as the Transtheoretical Model and Theory of Planned Behavior, to understand the perceptions
and barriers toward specific cancer screenings and other health behaviors among Asian-American
Hsieh, H.F., Zimmerman, M. A., Xue, Y., Bauermeister, J. A., Caldwell, C. H., Wang,
Z., & Hou, Y. (2016). Cumulative Risks and Promotive Factors for Chinese Adolescent
Problem Behaviors. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 43:71-82.
Hsieh, H.F., Heinze, J.E., Aiyer, S.M., Stoddard, S.A., Wang, J.L., Zimmerman, M.A.
(2015). Cross-domain Influences on Risky Driving Behaviors: A Developmental Cascade
Analysis. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 38: 11-21.
Wang, J.-L., Hsieh, H.F., Shervin, A., James, G., Rost, D. (2015). The Protective
Effects of Social Support and Engagement Coping Strategy on the Relationship between
Perceived Discrimination and Psychological Distress among Chinese Migrant Children.
Youth & Society. 1-22
Buu, A., Dabrowska, A., Heinze, J.E., Hsieh, H.F., Zimmerman, M.A. (2015). Gender
Differences in the Developmental Trajectories of Multiple Substance Use and the Effect
of Nicotine and Marijuana Use on Heavy Drinking in a High Risk Sample. Addictive Behaviors.50,
Mistry, R., Heinze, J.E., Córdova, D., Heish, H.F., Goldstick, J., Aiyer, S.M., Zimmerman,
M.A. (2015). Transitions in Current Substance Use from Adolescence to Early-adulthood.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 44(10):1871-83. Doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0309-x.
Córdova, D., Heinze, J.E., Mistry, R., Hsieh, H.F., Stoddard, S.A., Salas-Wright,
C. P., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2014). Family functioning and parent support trajectories
and substance use and misuse among minority urban adolescents: A growth mixture model.
Substance Use and Misuse. 49(14), 1908–1919.
Hsieh, H.; Zimmerman, M.; Xue, Y.; Bauermeister, J. A.; Caldwell, C. H.; Wang, Z.;
Hou, Y. (2014). Stress, Active Coping, and Problem Behaviors among Chinese Adolescents.
American journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84, 364–376.
Wu, TY., Chung S., Yeh M.C. , Chang S.C., Hsieh, H.F., Ha S.J. (2012). Understanding
Breast Cancer Screening Practices from Taiwan: A Country with Universal Health Care.
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Control. Vol. 13(9):4289-94.
Wu, T.Y., Hsieh, H.F., Wang, J., Yao, L., Oakley D. (2011): Ethnicity and Cardiovascular
Risk Factors among Asian Americans Residing in Michigan. Journal of Community Health.
Wu, T.Y., Robbins, L. B., Hsieh, H.F. (2011): Instrument Development and Validation
of Perceived Physical Activity Self-Efficacy Scale for Adolescents. Research and Theory
for Nursing Practice, Vol. 25(1), 39-54.
Wu, T.Y., Kao, J.Y., Hsieh, H.F., et al. (2010): Effective Colorectal Cancer Education
for Asian Americans: A Michigan Program. Journal of Cancer Education, Vol. 25(2),
Wu, T.Y., Hsieh, H.F., B.T. West (2009): Stages of Mammography Adoption in Asian American
Women. Health Education Research, 24(5), 748-759.
Wu, T.Y., Hsieh, H.F., West, B.T. (2008): Demographics and Perceptions of Barriers
toward Breast Cancer Screening Among Asian-American Women. Women & Health, Vol. 48(3)