Curriculum Vitae


2019 (expected). Advances in Medical Sociology, Volume 20: Reproduction, Health, and Medicine. (co-edited with Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong and Susan Markens; under contract, Emerald)

2017. The Zero Trimester: Pre-Pregnancy Care and the Politics of Reproductive Risk. University of California Press.

*Winner, 2019 Robert K. Merton Book Award, American Sociological Association, Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology

*Finalist, 2017 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems

Selected Articles and Chapters

2017. “Anticipatory Medicalization: Predisposition, Prediction, and the Expansion of Medicalized Conditions." Pp. 95–103 in Medical Ethics, Prediction, and Prognosis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Mariacarla Gadebusch-Bondio, Francesco Spöring, and John-Stewart Gordon. Routledge (with Peter Conrad).

2015. "Cultivating the Maternal Future: Public Health and the Pre-Pregnant Self." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 40(4): 939–962.

2015. "Epigenetic Determinism in Science and Society." New Genetics and Society 37(2): 177–195 (with Tobias Uller).

2014. "Medicalization." The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior and Society . Edited by William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, and Stella Quah. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell (with Peter Conrad).

2013. "Motherhood Preconceived: The Emergence of the Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law  38(2): 345–371.

2013. "More and Less than Equal: How Men Factor in the Reproductive Equation." Gender & Society 27: 821–842 (with Rene Almeling).

     *Featured on Slate Magazine, Slate France, and

2013. "Parsing the Peanut Panic: The Social Life of a Contested Food Allergy Epidemic." Social Science & Medicine  90: 49–55.

     *Featured on the Princeton University Homepage

2012. “Pregnancy Intentions, Long-Acting Contraceptive Use, and Rapid Subsequent Pregnancies among Adolescent and Adult First-Time Mothers.” Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing 25: 96–104 (with Robin Gaines Lanzi and Lorraine V. Klerman).

2011. "Monitoring Milk and Motherhood: Lactation Consultants and the Dilemmas of Breastfeeding Advocacy." International Journal of Sociology of the Family  (special issue on "Policing Motherhood") 37(1): 153–171.

2011. "Narration and Neuroscience: Encountering the Social on the 'Last Frontier of Medicine.'" Pp. 51–74 in Advances in Medical Sociology, Volume 13: Sociological Reflections on the Neurosciences, edited by Martyn Pickersgill and Ira Van Keulen. Emerald Press (with Sara Shostak).