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 book State of Families, and co-editor of Reproduction and Society, with Carole Joffe. Her research examines how families and individuals strategize their interactions with the state around healthcare and welfare.