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Assistant Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University

Ning Hsieh is an assistant professor of sociology at Michigan State University. Her research broadly concerns health and healthcare disparities faced by sexual minorities and older adults in the U.S. and across national contexts. Much of her work examines how structural issues (e.g., prejudice and discrimination) shape individuals’ social networks and relationship quality, and how access to social resources are linked to health and well-being. Her recent studies also investigate the impact of intersecting identities, including sexual, gender, and racial identities, on health and healthcare access. Hsieh’s research appears in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Demography, Health Affairs, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and other peer-reviewed journals and book volumes. Before joining MSU, Hsieh was a National Institute on Aging postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago. She received her doctoral degree in demography and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.


  • 2016–2019
    Assistant Professor, Michigan State University