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Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado Denver

Jennifer Reich is a sociologist whose work examines how parents and families navigate law and policy, particularly around healthcare, welfare, and education. She is author of the award-winning books Fixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System and the recent Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines.


  • 2014–present
    Professor, University of Colorado


  • 2002 
    University of California, Davis, Ph.D. Sociology


  • 2016
    Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines,