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 women.
- Cordova, D., Heinze, J., Hsieh, H-F., Mistry, R., Salas-Wright, C. P., Cook, S. H., Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Are Trajectories
of HIV Syndemics in Adolescence Linked to HIV Vulnerability In Emerging and Young
Adulthood? An Eighteen-Year Longitudinal Study. AIDS.
- Mistry, R., Pednekar, M., McCarthy, W. J., Resnicow, K., Pimple, S., Hsieh, H-F., Mishra, G., Gupta, P. C. (In Press). Compliance with Point-of-Sale Tobacco Control
Policies and Student Tobacco Use in Mumbai, India. Tobacco Control.
- Eisman, A.B., Lee, D.B., Hsieh, H-F., Stoddard, S.A., Zimmerman, M.A.. (In Press). More Than Just Keeping Busy: The Protective
Effects of Organized Activity Participation on Violence and Substance Use Among Urban
Youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
- Goldstick, J.E., Heinze J., Epstein-Ngo, Q., Hsieh, H-F., Walton, M.A., Cunningham, R., Zimmerman, M.A. Perceived peer behavior and parental
support as correlates of marijuana use: the role of age and gender. Substance Use and Misuse. (2018)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, 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. Vol. 36(5):811-818.
- 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) 261-281.