Faculty Profile

Hsing-Fang  Hsieh, PhD

Hsing-Fang Hsieh, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist, Health Behavior & Health Education
  • 3726 SPH I
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Dr. Hsieh is currently an assistant research scientist in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education.  She received her MPH and Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Health Education at the U-M School of Public Health.  Her research focuses on applying resilience theory and multi-domain analysis to understand disparities in firearm injury and chronic conditions resulting from racism and violence exposure.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Prevention Research Center, University of Michigan, 2013-2016
  • PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, 2013
  • MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, 2006
  • B.S., Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2002

Dr. Hsieh's research focuses on applying resilience theory and multi-domain analysis to understand the disparities in behavioral and health outcomes resulting from racism and violence exposure.  She has been serving as the Principal Investigator of a project funded by the National Institute of Justice to conduct a clustered randomized control trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of an anonymous reporting system in preventing school violence in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She also serves as the Principal Investigator for another NIAAA-funded project that examines how contextual stress influences family stress, alcohol use, and child development among African Americans.  

Dr. Hsieh is part of the leadership team (with Dr. Zimmerman and Dr. Heinze) and Co-Investigator of the Prevention Research Collaborative with multiple federal, state, and foundation-funded projects.  She leads as the Evaluation Director for the National Center for School Safety and Michigan Prevention Research Center, examining the implementation and translation of evidence-based, community-engaged programs.

  • Hsieh, H-F., Mistry R., Lee, D. B, Scott, B., Eisman, A. E., Heinze, J. E. & Zimmerman, M.A. The Longitudinal Association between Exposure to Violence and Patterns of Health Risk Behaviors among African American Youth. American Journal of Health Promotion. (In press)
  • Heinze, J.E., Hsieh, H-F., Thulin, E.J., Howe, K., Miller, A.L., & Zimmerman, M.A. Adolescent Exposure to Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Mediated by Mental Distress. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 72. (In press)
  • Hsieh, H-F., Heinze, J.E., Caruso E., Scott, B.A., West, B.T., Mistry, R., Eisman, A.B., Assari S., Buu, A., & Zimmerman, M.A. (2020) The Protective Effects of Social Support on Hypertension among African Americans Exposed to Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: 10.1177/0886260520969390 (Online First)
  • Lee, D.B., Hsieh, H-F., Stoddard, S.A. Heinze, J.E., Carter, P., Goldstick, J., Cunningham, M.C., Cunningham, R., & Zimmerman, M.A. (2020) Longitudinal pathway from violence exposure to firearm carriage among adolescents: The role of future expectation. Journal of Adolescence. 81, 101-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.03.009
  • Wu, W.-C., Hsieh, H-F., Chang, H.-Y., Lin, H-C, Buu, A. (2020) Aggressive-Depressive Trajectories in Childhood and Their Associations with Drinking Behaviors and Problems in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-020-01242-w
  • Heinze, J.E., Hsieh, H-F., Aiyer, S., Ladner, J., Buu, Y. & Zimmerman, M.A. (2020) Adolescent Family Conflict as A Predictor of Relationship Quality in Emerging and Young Adulthood. Family Relations. DOI:10.1111/fare.12493
  • Hsieh, H-F., Heinze, J.E ., Lang, I., Mistry, R., Buu, A. &, Zimmerman, M.A. (2017). Violence Victimization, Social Support, and Abnormal Pap Smear: A Longitudinal Study from Adolescence to Middle Adulthood of African American Women. Journal of Women's Health. (Online first). DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2016.5799.
  • 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.
  • 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.