Research & Publications
Dr. Hsieh is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) at Yale, and Chief of Rheumatology for the VA Connecticut HealthCare System. She enjoys caring for patients and teaching on the medical wards of the West Haven VA Medical Center and Yale New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Hsieh has expertise in global health, with a specific focus on integrating biomedical and behavioral research methods to improve outcomes for rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease in countries in economic transition. The major emphasis of this body of research has focused on mechanisms, epidemiology, and prevention strategies for osteoporosis among individuals with HIV in China. The tools and models developed through this work have also translated to projects in other low-resource settings (osteoporosis, fracture and sarcopenia among women with HIV in Peru), and other models of secondary osteoporosis (breast cancer and rheumatoid arthritis). She also has a longstanding commitment to medical education and global health research training.
Dr. Hsieh's research is supported by the International Research Scientist Development Award from the NIH/Fogarty International Center and the Rheumatology Research Foundation. She has also received support from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation/NIH National Center for the Advancing Translational Sciences, and the Doris Duke Foundation.
She is a co-founder of the Yale Network for Global Non-Communicable Diseases, and was honored to serve on the Board of Directors of the American College of Rheumatology from 2017-2020. She is the inaugural chair of the ACR Global Engagement Special Committee.
Education & Training
- PhDYale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Investigative Medicine (Epidemiology & Global Health) (2014)
- MPHHarvard School of Public Health (2006)
- MDStony Brook University School of Medicine (2006)
- Clinical & Research FellowYale School of Medicine
- ResidentYale-New Haven Hospital
- InternYale-New Haven Hospital
- Board CertificationAB of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology (2013, recertified: 2019)
- Board CertificationAB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2010)
- Improving self-care among people with chronic conditions in UgandaNakaseke, Uganda (2018-2020)
- Access to Training and Use of Muscuskeletal Ultrasound among Rheumatologists in ChinaBeijing, China 2016
- Osteoporosis Risk Factors, Knowledge and Health Beliefs among Women from a Peri-Urban Community in PeruLima, Peru 2015
- Osteoporosis Among Individuals with HIV in ChinaBeijing, China 2012These 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. As well, we seek to explore behavioral factors, such as knowledge and health beliefs, that may influence risk for osteoporosis and fracture in this population.
- Vertebral Fractures Among Breast Cancer Survivors in ChinaBeijing, China 2012The 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 provinces of Peru.
Honors & Recognition
|U.S.-China Fulbright Scholar||U.S. Department of State||2018|
|Stony Brook 40 under Forty Alumni Award||Stony Brook University||2016|
|Distinguished Fellow Award||American College of Rheumatology||2013|
|Frederick L. Sachs Award||Yale Department of Internal Medicine||2010|
|Arnold J. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award||Stony Brook School of Medicine||2006|
|American College of Rheumatology||Board of Directors||2017 - Present|
|American College of Rheumatology||Government Affairs Committee||2016 - Present|
|American College of Rheumatology||Committee on Research||2016 - 2017|
|American College of Rheumatology||International Task Force||2014 - 2015|
|American College of Rheumatology||Curriculum Subcommittee, Committee on Training and Workforce||2013 - 2016|