Dr. Hsieh’s work aims to bridge biomedical and behavioral research methods to improve outcomes for chronic diseases in resource-limited settings, with a specific focus on osteoporosis. She also has a strong interest in global women’s health. Potential research sites include Beijing, China (Peking Union Medical College Hopsital; Cancer Institute and Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences) and Lima, Peru (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia School of Public Health).
- Osteoporosis Risk Factors, Knowledge and Health Beliefs among Women from a Per-Urban Community in PeruLima, Peru (2015)
- Osteoporosis Among Individuals with HIV in ChinaBeijing, China (2012)These studies aim to measure and explore mechanisms associated with bone loss among Chinese individuals with human immunodeficiency viral after initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), with a special interest in tenofovir-based regimens which have been available first line in China since 2012….
- Vertebral Fractures Among Breast Cancer Survivors in ChinaBeijing, China (2012)The objective of this pilot study is to measure vertebral fracture prevalence, and explore knowledge and health beliefs surrounding osteoporosis among a cohort of Chinese breast cancer survivors compared with healthy age-matched controls.
- Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Migrant Female Sex Workers in PeruLima, Peru (2004 – 2010)The goal of this project was to examine the prevalence and types of human papilloma virus infection and other sexually transmitted infections including HTLV in Peruvian female sex workers (FSW), migrant FSW working in Peru, and unregistered FSW.
- Private Sector Health Providers and Sexually Transmitted Infections Management in PeruPeru (2004 – 2007)Using data collected as part of the Prevention of sexually transmitted infections in urban communities (Peru PREVEN) multicomponent community-randomised controlled trial, we assessed the role of private sector physicians and midwives in the management of sexually transmitted infections in the…