Jennifer A. Reich is Professor of Sociology and Director of the University Honors and Leadership Program at the University of Colorado Denver.  She is author of the award-winning books Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines and Fixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System, editor of the books State of Families, and Reproduction and Society, with Carole Joffe. Her research examines how families and individuals strategize their interactions with the state around healthcare and welfare.