Health Management and Policy,Faculty

An infant drinks a bottle.

Baby formula shortages spell trouble for low-income families

Q&A with Kate Bauer

Supply chain issues, recalls and inflation are making it nearly impossible for families to find infant formula on store shelves, with some states reporting more than 50% of products sold out. Kate Bauer, associate professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, discusses the impact of the shortage on families.

A person holding a smartphone.

Technology and inequality, surveillance, and privacy during COVID-19

Op-Ed by Denise Anthony

The increasing availability of so-called Internet of Things (IoT) technology has comforted, entertained, facilitated work and learning, and safeguarded us at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. But while these computing and “smart” technologies were facilitating our interaction, work, school and health care, they were also becoming embedded into our social worlds in ways that have important sociological implications.