Dr. Hsieh is a Research Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Training and Education Core at the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention at the University of Michigan. She earned her MPH and Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her research applies resilience theory and multi-domain analysis to comprehend health disparities in firearm injury outcomes, particularly those resulting from structural racism and exposure to violence.
Funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), Dr. Hsieh leads a longitudinal, mixed-methods study to examine the interactions between structural racism and in-person racism influencing firearm injury risk and to identify multi-level resilience-promotive factors among Asian Americans. She also serves as the MPI on a NICHD-funded study using the photovoice approach to inform and develop a community-engaged intervention for firearm violence prevention. Additionally, she is the MPI on a CDC-funded R01 for engaging parents in developing and piloting a novel intervention to enhance firearm safety among parents of young children.
As the Director of the Evaluation Unit for the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, Dr. Hsieh leads the evaluation of community-based implementation of prevention strategies. This includes serving as site Principal Investigator for the evaluation of community violence interventions (CVIs) across the State of Michigan in collaboration with the Michigan State Police. She is the Evaluation Director for the DOJ-funded National Center for School Safety and the CDC-funded Mi Youth Violence Prevention Center.
Dr. Hsieh's Firearm-Related Work
Compounded effects of racism on mental distress, alcohol use, firearm purchases among Asian Americans during pandemic
Media Mention: Easy to conceal, harder to detect: Knives more prevalent than guns in schools
U-M participates in national conference that highlights latest firearm-related harms research
Media Mention: Tip lines, door locks and detectors: What works, and what doesn’t, in school safety, according to several experts