Justin Heinze, PhD

A photo of Justin Heinze, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Heinze’s primary research interests include belonging motivation and developmental transitions in adolescence and emerging adulthood. He is also interested in the formation of social judgments that lead to social exclusion/ostracism or prejudicial behavior, and how valence in social climate affects individuals’ mental and physical health.


Thulin, E. J., Kernsmith, P., Fleming, P. J., Heinze, J. E., Temple, J., & Smith-Darden, J. (2023). Coercive-sexting: Predicting adolescent initial exposure to electronic coercive sexual dating violence. Computers in Human Behavior, 141, 107641. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2022.107641
Hsieh, H.-F., Lee, D. B., Zimmerman, M. A., Pomerantz, N., Cunningham, M. C., Messman, E., Stoddard, S. A., Grodzinski, A. R., & Heinze, J. E. (2022). The Effectiveness of the Say-Something Anonymous Reporting System in Preventing School Violence: A Cluster Randomized Control Trial in 19 Middle Schools. Journal of School Violence, 0(0), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2022.2105858
Lipson, S. K., Zhou, S., Abelson, S., Heinze, J., Jirsa, M., Morigney, J., Patterson, A., Singh, M., & Eisenberg, D. (2022). Trends in college student mental health and help-seeking by race/ethnicity: Findings from the national healthy minds study, 2013–2021. Journal of Affective Disorders, 306, 138–147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.03.038
Reeping, P. M., Klarevas, L., Rajan, S., Rowhani-Rahbar, A., Heinze, J., Zeoli, A. M., Goyal, M. K., Zimmerman, M. A., & Branas, C. C. (2022). State Firearm Laws, Gun Ownership, and K-12 School Shootings: Implications for School Safety. Journal of School Violence, 21(2), 132–146. https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2021.2018332
Voepel-Lewis, T., Veliz, P., Heinze, J., Boyd, C. J., Zikmund-Fisher, B., Lenko, R., Grant, J., Bromberg, H., Kelly, A., & Tait, A. R. (2022). Enhancing Risk Perception may be Insufficient to Curtail Prescription Opioid Use and Misuse among Youth after Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Patient Education and Counseling. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2022.01.015
Messman, E., Heinze, J., Hsieh, H.-F., Hockley, N., Pomerantz, N., Grodzinski, A., Scott, B., Goldstein, N., & Zimmerman, M. (2022). Anonymous Reporting Systems for School-Based Violence Prevention: A Systematic Review. Health Education & Behavior, 10901981211073734. https://doi.org/10.1177/10901981211073734
Lee, D. B., Schmidt, C. J., Heinze, J. E., Carter, P. M., Cunningham, R. M., Walton, M. A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2022). Retaliatory attitudes as mediator of exposure to violence and firearm aggression among youth: The protective role of organized activity involvement. Developmental Psychology, No Pagination Specified-No Pagination Specified. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001339
Busby, D. R., Hope, M. O., Lee, D. B., Heinze, J. E., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). Racial Discrimination and Trajectories of Problematic Alcohol Use Among African American Emerging Adults: The Role of Organizational Religious Involvement. Health Education & Behavior, 10901981211051650. https://doi.org/10.1177/10901981211051650
Hsieh, H.-F., Wu, W.-C., Córdova, D., Heinze, J. E., Pomerantz, N., Buu, A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). The Intergenerational Transmission of Family Conflict on Children’s Aggression: The Compensatory Effect of Positive Parenting. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 08862605211056025. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211056025
Sokol, R. L., Zimmerman, M. A., Rupp, L., Heinze, J. E., Cunningham, R. M., & Carter, P. M. (2021). Firearm purchasing during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in households with teens: a national study. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 44(6), 874–882. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-021-00242-w
Thulin, E. J., Heinze, J. E., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). Evaluating Community Factors Associated With Individually Held Intimate Partner Violence Beliefs Across 51 Countries. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 8862605211050104. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211050104
Thulin, E. J., Zimmerman, M. A., Kusunoki, Y., Kernsmith, P., Smith-Darden, J., & Heinze, J. E. (2021). Electronic Teen Dating Violence Curves by Age. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-021-01517-w
Cunningham, M. C., Cobbina, J. E., Melde, C., Abad, D., Almanza, M., Goldstick, J. E., Zimmerman, M. A., & Heinze, J. E. (2021). Attitudes Towards Police and Weapon Carriage Among Adolescents. American Journal of Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12103-021-09643-8
Hsieh, H.-F., Mistry, R., Lee, D. B., Scott, B. A., Eisman, A. B., Heinze, J. E., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). The Longitudinal Association Between Exposure to Violence and Patterns of Health Risk Behaviors Among African American Youth. American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP, 35(6), 794–802. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117121995776
Weitzman, A., Barber, J. S., Heinze, J., & Zimmerman, M. (2021). How Nearby Homicides Affect Young Women’s Pregnancy Desires: Evidence From a Quasi-Experiment. Demography, 58(3), 927–950. https://doi.org/10.1215/00703370-9160045
Varela, J. J., Zimmerman, M. A., Ryan, A. M., Stoddard, S. A., & Heinze, J. E. (2021). School Attachment and Violent Attitudes Preventing Future Violent Behavior Among Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(9–10), NP5407–NP5426. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518800314
Zimmerman, M. A., Bartholow, B. N., Carter, P. M., Cunningham, R. M., Gorman-Smith, D., Heinze, J. E., Hohl, B., Kingston, B. E., Sigel, E. J., Sullivan, T. N., Vagi, K. J., Bowen, D. A., & Wendel, M. L. (2021). Youth Firearm Injury Prevention: Applications from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Funded Youth Violence Prevention Centers. American Journal of Public Health, 111(S1), S32–S34. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2021.306311
Goldstick, J. E., Lyons, V. H., Myers, M. G., Walton, M. A., Heinze, J. E., & Cunningham, R. M. (2021). Within- and between-person associations with drug use disorder among adolescents and emerging adults presenting to an urban emergency department. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 221, 108605. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108605
Heinze, J. E., Hsieh, H.-F., Thulin, E., Howe, K., Miller, A. L., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). Adolescent Exposure to Violence and Intimate-Partner Violence Mediated by Mental Distress. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101215
Thulin, E. J., Heinze, J. E., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). Adolescent Adverse Childhood Experiences and Risk of Adult Intimate Partner Violence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 60(1), 80–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.06.030
Zeoli, A. M., Paruk, J., Branas, C. C., Carter, P. M., Cunningham, R., Heinze, J., & Webster, D. W. (2021). Use of extreme risk protection orders to reduce gun violence in Oregon. Criminology & Public Policy, 20(2), 243–261. https://doi.org/10.1111/1745-9133.12544
Sokol, R. L., Heinze, J., Doan, J., Normand, M., Grodzinski, A., Pomerantz, N., Scott, B. A., Gaswirth, M., & Zimmerman, M. (2021). Crisis Interventions in Schools: A Systematic Review. Journal of School Violence, 20(2), 241–260. https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2021.1879098
Thulin, E. J., Heinze, J. E., Kernsmith, P., Smith-Darden, J., & Fleming, P. J. (2020). Adolescent Risk of Dating Violence and Electronic Dating Abuse: A Latent Class Analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01361-4
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 American Adolescents Exposed to Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 886260520969390. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520969390
Schmidt, C. J., Stoddard, S. A., Heinze, J. E., Caldwell, C. H., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Examining contextual and relational factors influencing perceptions of societal and interpersonal mattering among rural youth. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22401
Stoddard, S. A., Meier-Austic, E., Epstein-Ngo, Q., Walton, M., Carter, P. M., Heinze, J. E., Zimmerman, M. A., & Cunningham, R. (2020). Substance use and mental health predictors of patterns of non-partner youth violence among high-risk urban youth. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 213, 108117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108117
Lee, D. B., Hsieh, H.-F., Stoddard, S. A., Heinze, J. E., Carter, P. M., Goldstick, J. E., Cunningham, M. C., Cunningham, R. M., & 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.03.009
Thulin, E. J., Heinze, J. E., Kusunoki, Y., Hsieh, H.-F., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Perceived Neighborhood Characteristics and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence: A Multilevel Analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 886260520906183. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520906183
Eisman, A. B., Heinze, J., Kilbourne, A. M., Franzen, S., Melde, C., & McGarrell, E. (2020). Comprehensive approaches to addressing mental health needs and enhancing school security: a hybrid type II cluster randomized trial. Health & Justice, 8(1), 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40352-020-0104-y
Moore, S. S., Schmidt, C. J., Heinze, J. E., Diemer, M. A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2019). College Status and Trajectories of Perceived Leadership Ability Among Emerging Adults. Emerging Adulthood, 7(6), 478–489. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167696818786407
Goldstick, J. E., Carter, P. M., Heinze, J. E., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M., & Cunningham, R. M. (2019). Predictors of transitions in firearm assault behavior among drug-using youth presenting to an urban emergency department. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42(4), 635–645. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00021-8
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
Goldstick, J. E., Heinze, J. E., Stoddard, S. A., Cunningham, R. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2019). Age-Specific Associations Between Violence Exposure and Past 30-Day Marijuana and Alcohol Use. Journal of Research on Adolescence: The Official Journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence, 29(2), 480–492. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12399
Lee, D. B., Hope, M. O., Heinze, J. E., Cunningham, M., Caldwell, C. H., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Psychological pathway from racial discrimination to the physical consequences of alcohol consumption: Religious coping as a protective factor. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 0(0), 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332640.2018.1540956
Carter, P. M., Dora-Laskey, A. D., Goldstick, J. E., Heinze, J. E., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M. A., Roche, J. S., & Cunningham, R. M. (2018). Arrests Among High-Risk Youth Following Emergency Department Treatment for an Assault Injury. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 55(6), 812–821. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.07.003
Lee, D. B., Heinze, J. E., Neblett, E. W., Caldwell, C. H., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Trajectories of Racial Discrimination That Predict Problematic Alcohol Use Among African American Emerging Adults. Emerging Adulthood, 6(5), 347–357. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167696817739022
Heinze, J. E., Carter, P. M., Ngo, Q., Zimmerman, M. A., Walton, M. A., & Cunningham, R. M. (2018). Patterns of Partner and Nonpartner Violence Among High-Risk Youth. The Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 62(5), 598–604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.11.304
Lee, D. B., Peckins, M. K., Heinze, J. E., Miller, A. L., Assari, S., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Psychological pathways from racial discrimination to cortisol in African American males and females. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 41(2), 208–220. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-017-9887-2
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
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
Heinze, J. E., Cook, S. H., Wood, E. P., Dumadag, A. C., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Friendship Attachment Style Moderates the Effect of Adolescent Exposure to Violence on Emerging Adult Depression and Anxiety Trajectories. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(1), 177–193. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-017-0729-x
Heinze, J. E., Krusky-Morey, A., Vagi, K. J., Reischl, T. M., Franzen, S., Pruett, N. K., Cunningham, R. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Busy Streets Theory: The Effects of Community-engaged Greening on Violence. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62(1–2), 101–109. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12270
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
Varela, J. J., Zimmerman, M. A., Ryan, A. M., Stoddard, S. A., Heinze, J. E., & Alfaro, J. (2017). Life Satisfaction, School Satisfaction, and School Violence: A Mediation Analysis for Chilean Adolescent Victims and Perpetrators. Child Indicators Research, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-016-9442-7
Cook, S. H., Juster, R.-P., Calebs, B. J., Heinze, J., & Miller, A. L. (2017). Cortisol profiles differ by race/ethnicity among young sexual minority men. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 75, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.10.006
Heinze, J. E., Stoddard, S. A., Aiyer, S. M., Eisman, A. B., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2017). Exposure to violence during adolescence as a predictor of perceived stress trajectories in emerging adulthood. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 49, 31–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2017.01.005
Tierney, W., Schweinsberg, M., Jordan, J., Kennedy, D. M., Qureshi, I., Sommer, S. A., Thornley, N., Madan, N., Vianello, M., Awtrey, E., Zhu, L. L., Diermeier, D., Heinze, J. E., Srinivasan, M., Tannenbaum, D., Bivolaru, E., Dana, J., Davis-Stober, C. P., du Plessis, C., … Uhlmann, E. L. (2016). Data from a pre-publication independent replication initiative examining ten moral judgement effects. Scientific Data, 3, 160082. https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2016.82
Heinze, K. L., Soderstrom, S., & Heinze, J. E. (2016). Translating Institutional Change to Local Communities: The Role of Linking Organizations. Organization Studies, 37(8), 1141–1169. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840615622068
Córdova, D., Heinze, J. E., Mistry, R., Salas-Wright, C. P., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2016). Ecodevelopmental Trajectories of Family Functioning: Links With HIV/STI Risk Behaviors and STI Among Black Adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 52(7), 1115–1127. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000136
Pedrelli, P., Borsari, B., Lipson, S. K., Heinze, J. E., & Eisenberg, D. (2016). Gender Differences in the Relationships Among Major Depressive Disorder, Heavy Alcohol Use, and Mental Health Treatment Engagement Among College Students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77(4), 620–628.