• Research Investigator


Dr. Hsieh is a Research Investigator in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She is also the Project Director for the Flint Adolescent Study. Dr. Hsieh’s primary research interests include adolescent resiliency and health disparity, with the focus on substance use and other health behaviors related to cancer or cancer prevention. She is also interested in the longitudinal and cross-domain relations among individual and social ecological factors of risk behaviors in adolescence to adulthood.


Brenner, A. B., Aiyer, S., Heinze, J., Hsieh, H. F., Mistry, R., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2014, June). Stress Vulnerability and Desensitization to Neighborhood Level Home Foreclosure and Future Health Outcomes. Extended abstract accepted for publication presented at the 14th International Conference on Social Stress Research, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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, 6–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.06.015
Cordova, D., Heinze, J., Mistry, R., Hsieh, H.-F., Stoddard, S., Salas-Wright, C. P., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2014). Family functioning and parent support trajectories and substance use and misuse among minority urban adolescents: a latent class growth analysis. Substance Use & Misuse, 49(14), 1908–1919. https://doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2014.935792
Cordova, D., Heinze, J., Hsieh, H.-F., Mistry, R., Salas-Wright, C. P., Cook, S. H., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Are trajectories of psychosocial risk in adolescence linked to HIV vulnerability in emerging and young adulthood? an eighteen-year longitudinal study. AIDS (London, England), 32(4), 495–503. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000001717
Eisman, A. B., Lee, D. B., Hsieh, H.-F., Stoddard, S. A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). 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, 47(10), 2231–2242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0868-8
Gao, J.-L., Wang, L.-H., Yin, X.-Q., Hsieh, H.-F., Rost, D., Zimmerman, M., & Wang, J.-L. (2019). The promotive effects of peer support and active coping in relation to negative life events and depression in Chinese adolescents at boarding schools. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-0143-5
Gao, J.-L., Wang, L.-H., Yin, X.-Q., Hsieh, H.-F., Rost, D. H., Zimmerman, M. A., & Wang, J.-L. (2019). The promotive effects of peer support and active coping in relation to negative life events and depression in Chinese adolescents at boarding schools. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-0143-5
Goldstick, J. E., Heinze, J., Ngo, Q., Hsieh, H.-F., Walton, M. A., Cunningham, R. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Perceived Peer Behavior and Parental Support as Correlates of Marijuana Use: The Role of Age and Gender. Substance Use & Misuse, 53(3), 521–531. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2017.1342660
Hope, M. O., Lee, D. B., Hsieh, H.-F., Hurd, N. M., Sparks, H. L., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2019). Violence Exposure and Sexual Risk Behaviors for African American Adolescent Girls: The Protective Role of Natural Mentorship and Organizational Religious Involvement. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12341
Hsieh, H.-F., Zimmerman, M. A., Bauermeister, J. A., Caldwell, C. H., Xue, Y., Wang, Z., & Hou, Y. (2016). Cumulative risks and promotive factors for Chinese adolescent problem behaviors. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 43, 71–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2016.01.003
Hsieh, H.-F., Heinze, J. E., Aiyer, S. M., Stoddard, S. A., Wang, J.-L., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2015). Cross-domain influences on youth risky driving behaviors: A developmental cascade analysis. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 38, 11–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2015.03.002
Hsieh, H. F., Zimmerman, M. A., Xue, Y., Bauermeister, J. A., Caldwell, C. H., Wang, Z., & Hou, Y. (2014). Stress, active coping, and problem behaviors among Chinese adolescents. Am J Orthopsychiatry, 84(4), 364–376. https://doi.org/10.1037/h0099845
Hsieh, H.-F., Heinze, J. E., Lang, I., Mistry, R., Buu, A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2017). Violence Victimization, Social Support, and Papanicolaou Smear Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study from Adolescence to Young Adulthood. Journal of Women’s Health (2002). https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2016.5799
Lee, D. B., Eisman, A. B., Stoddard, S. A., Peckins, M. K., Goldstick, J. E., Hsieh, H.-F., … Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Racial discrimination and cortisol in African American emerging adults: The role of neighborhood racial composition. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 24(4), 521–529. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000217
Lee, D. B., Assari, S., Miller, A. L., Hsieh, H.-F., Heinze, J. E., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2019). Positive Parenting Moderates the Effect of Socioeconomic Status on Executive Functioning: A Three-Generation Approach. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28(7), 1878–1885. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01411-x
Mistry, R., Heinze, J. E., Cordova, D., Hsieh, H. F., Goldstick, J. E., Aiyer, S. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2015). Transitions in Current Substance Use from Adolescence to Early-Adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(10), 1871–1883. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-015-0309-x
Mistry, R., Pednekar, M. S., McCarthy, W. J., Resnicow, K., Pimple, S. A., Hsieh, H.-F., … Gupta, P. C. (2019). Compliance with point-of-sale tobacco control policies and student tobacco use in Mumbai, India. Tobacco Control, 28(2), 220–226. https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054290
Wang, J.-L., Hsieh, H.-F., Assari, S., Gaskin, J., & Rost, D. H. (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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X15619804
Wu, T.-Y., Hsieh, H. F., & West, B. T. (2009). Stages of mammography adoption in Asian American women. Health Education Research, 24(5), 748–759. https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyp009
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, 48(3), 261–281. https://doi.org/10.1080/03630240802463384
Wu, T.-Y., Kao, J. Y., Hsieh, H.-F., Tang, Y.-Y., Chen, J., Lee, J., & Oakley, D. (2010). Effective colorectal cancer education for Asian Americans: a Michigan program. Journal of Cancer Education: The Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, 25(2), 146–152. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-009-0009-x
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, 25(1), 39–54.
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, 36(5), 811–818. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-011-9379-1
Wu, T.-Y., Chung, S., Yeh, M.-C., Chang, S.-C., Hsieh, H.-F., & Ha, S. J. (2012). Understanding breast cancer screening practices in Taiwan: a country with universal health care. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP, 13(9), 4289–4294.