Faculty Profile

Hsing-Fang  Hsieh, PhD

Hsing-Fang Hsieh, PhD

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

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 MPH and PhD 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
  • 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 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.

  • 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.