Justin Heinze, PhD

A photo of Justin Heinze, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Heinze is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health and holds an appointment with the Combined Program in Education and Psychology. His research investigates how schools influence disparities in violence and other risk outcomes from an ecological perspective that includes individual, interpersonal, and contextual influences on development. He is particularly interested in structural features of school context and policy that perpetuate inequity in violence and firearm outcomes, but also how these institutions can serve as a setting for intervention. He is the Director of the National Center for School Safety, the faculty lead for Public Health IDEAS for Preventing Firearm Injury, and principal investigator of the Healthy Minds Study.

Publications

Thulin, E. J., Lipson, S. K., Heinze, J. E., & Zhou, S. (2023). Suicidal Ideation in American Indian and Alaskan Native College-Attending Students. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 65(2), 307–312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2023.02.031
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., Scott, B. A., Stoddard, S. A., Zimmerman, M. A., Kleinsasser, M. J., & Heinze, J. (2023). Exposure to Violence at School and School-Related Promotive Factors Among Adolescents in Urban Settings. Journal of School Violence, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2023.2186419
Thulin, E. J., Heinze, J. E., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2022). Evaluating Community Factors Associated With Individually Held Intimate Partner Violence Beliefs Across 51 Countries. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(21–22), NP20065–NP20091. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211050104
Hsieh, H.-F., Wu, W.-C., Córdova, D., Heinze, J. E., Pomerantz, N., Buu, A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2022). The Intergenerational Transmission of Family Conflict on Children’s Aggression: The Compensatory Effect of Positive Parenting. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(21–22), NP20769–NP20792. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211056025
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
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, 58(5), 990–1002. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001339
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. (2022). The Protective Effects of Social Support on Hypertension Among African American Adolescents Exposed to Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(9–10), NP7202–NP7224. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520969390
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
Busby, D. R., Hope, M. O., Lee, D. B., Heinze, J. E., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2022). Racial Discrimination and Trajectories of Problematic Alcohol Use Among African American Emerging Adults: The Role of Organizational Religious Involvement. Health Education & Behavior: The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 49(2), 242–255. https://doi.org/10.1177/10901981211051650
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
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: The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 10901981211073734. https://doi.org/10.1177/10901981211073734
Thulin, E. J., Zimmerman, M. A., Kusunoki, Y., Kernsmith, P., Smith-Darden, J., & Heinze, J. E. (2022). Electronic Teen Dating Violence Curves by Age. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 51(1), 45–61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-021-01517-w
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
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., Kernsmith, P., Smith-Darden, J., & Fleming, P. J. (2021). Adolescent Risk of Dating Violence and Electronic Dating Abuse: A Latent Class Analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50(12), 2472–2486. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01361-4
Thulin, E. J., Heinze, J. E., Kusunoki, Y., Hsieh, H.-F., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). Perceived Neighborhood Characteristics and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence: A Multilevel Analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(23–24), NP13162–NP13184. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520906183
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
Abad, D., Almanza, M. G., Melde, C., Cobbina, J., & Heinze, J. (2021). A modified approach to in-school victimization, authoritative school climate, and student feelings of safety. Journal of Crime and Justice, 44(4), 497–513. https://doi.org/10.1080/0735648X.2020.1810740
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
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
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
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
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
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, 101215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101215
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
Cobbina, J. E., Galasso, M., Cunningham, M., Melde, C., & Heinze, J. (2020). A Qualitative Study of Perception of School Safety among Youth in a High Crime City. Journal of School Violence, 19(3), 277–291. https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2019.1677477
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
Gamarel, K. E., Nelson, K. M., Heinze, J., Chiaramonte, D. M., Miller, R. L., & The Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. (2019). The moderating role of resilience resources in the association between crime exposure and substance use among young sexual minority men. Substance Use & Misuse, 54(11), 1787–1798. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2019.1610447
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