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

Articles and Chapters

2015. "Cultivating the Maternal Future: Public Health and the Pre-Pregnant Self." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

2015. "Epigenetic Determinism in Science and Society." New Genetics and Society (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, Chicago Tribune, and

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

     *Featured on 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.'"  Advances in Medical Sociology, vol. 13: Sociological Reflections on the Neurosciences . Edited by Martyn Pickersgill and Ira Van Keulen. Emerald Press, pp. 51-74 (with Sara Shostak).

2007. "Self-Initiated Volunteering and Mental Health." Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research . Edited by Stephen G. Post. Oxford University Press, pp. 82-96 (with Marc A. Musick).