Dr. Hsieh is a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. She received her MPH and Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on applying resilience theory and multi-domain analysis to understand disparities in firearm injury and chronic conditions resulting from racism and violence exposure. Her research also seeks to identify behavioral, interpersonal, and community factors that promote resilience among communities shouldering the unjust burden of violence and racism and therefore inform preventive efforts.
Dr. Hsieh was funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) in 2022 to examine the interactions between structural racism and in-person racism in influencing firearm injury risk among Asian Americans. Dr. Hsieh has also received research funding as a PI or Co-I on grants from NIAAA, CDC, NIMHD, DOJ, NCI, NICHD and Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, mostly focused on the field of youth violence and injury prevention. Dr. Hsieh also serves as the Evaluation Director for the National Center for School Safety and Prevention Research Center of Michigan.