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Yi-Ping Hsieh, PhD

Co - Principal Investigator

Yi-Ping Hsieh

Dr. Yi-Ping Hsieh, an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work, University of North Dakota, holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a minor in Counseling from Indiana University, Bloomington. She also earned an M.A. in TESOL from Long Island University and a B.S. (BSW equivalent) in Medical Sociology and Social Work from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan. Drawing on a comprehensive background in human development, family studies, educational psychology, and social work, Dr. Hsieh brings extensive expertise to her role, highlighted by advanced statistical skills, including proficiency in large-scale longitudinal data analyses. 

Dr. Hsieh is recognized for her research, which focuses on the joint impacts of multidimensional risk and protective factors on behavioral, psychological, and social outcomes spanning childhood to late adulthood. Her work delves into potential underlying mechanisms using an ecological systems model and a lifespan developmental perspective. Her expertise encompasses various areas such as child abuse, neglect, parenting, internet addiction, cyberbullying, technology use, wellbeing, victimization, mental health, behavioral problems, and the cultural values shaping these dynamics. Dr. Hsieh, a dedicated advocate for child welfare, serves as co-principal investigator for the ICWA grant, "State-Tribal Partnerships for Best Practices in Indian Child Welfare." The project aims to improve child welfare outcomes for Native children and families in North Dakota by fostering active and sustainable collaboration among Tribal, state, and nonprofit stakeholders, establishing a model framework for engagement. Dr. Hsieh also serves as faculty associate for Dakota Geriatrics, a HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, focusing on implementing evidence-based strategies to strengthen Geriatric knowledge among health interprofessional teams and integrate geriatrics into primary health care.

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