Sarah Keim, Ph.D.
College of Medicine
I can contribute my expertise in epidemiology and clinical trials focusing on infant and toddler nutrition. I frequently participate in multidisciplinary collaborations and would be open to continuing that through the FIC.
Breast milk purchased online might not be what you think it is. Read more
Many new mothers are resorting to buying human breast milk online when they cannot provide their own milk. In 2011, there were over 13,000 ads posted to donate, sell, or purchase human breast milk in the U.S. Results from a 2012 FIC Seed Grant project led by Sarah A. Keim, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, found more than three-fourths of breast milk samples purchased over the Internet contained bacteria that can cause illness, and frequently exhibited signs of poor collection, storage or shipping practices. Read more
FIC member Dr. Sarah Keim discusses the practice of buying and selling breast milk on the internet with various media sources. Read more