Jessica L. Roberts

University of Houston Law Center

Professor of Law

4800 Calhoun Road

Houston, TX 77204

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

30

DOWNLOADS
Rank 11,137

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 11,137

in Total Papers Downloads

4,635

SSRN CITATIONS
Rank 30,465

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 30,465

in Total Papers Citations

10

CROSSREF CITATIONS

15

Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

Preempting Discrimination: Lessons from the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 2, 2010
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2014
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 611 (47,445)

Abstract:

Loading...

antidiscrimination, discrimination, law, genetics, genetic information, employment discrimination, health insurance, legislative history, legislation

2.

GINA, Big Data, and the Future of Employee Privacy

128 Yale Law Journal 710 (2019), University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 356, U of Houston Law Center Research Paper
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 17 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2019
Bradley A. Areheart and Jessica L. Roberts
University of Tennessee College of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 445 (70,868)

Abstract:

Loading...

GINA, Genetic, Privacy, Discrimination, Employment, Big Data, Insurance

3.

What Is (and Isn't) Healthism

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 50, 2016, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-39
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2017
Jessica L. Roberts and Elizabeth Weeks
University of Houston Law Center and University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 444 (70,868)

Abstract:

Loading...

Antidiscrimination, health law, health care, health reform, civil rights, equal protection

4.

Progressive Genetic Ownership

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 1105, 2018
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 13 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 19 May 2018
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 285 (117,167)

Abstract:

Loading...

Property, Genetics, Bioethics

5.

Healthism and the Law of Employment Discrimination

Iowa Law Review (2014)
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 29 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2014
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 240 (139,848)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Loading...

antidiscrimination, employment discrimination, health, privacy, autonomy, paternalism, nannyism, regulation, smoking, tobacco, obesity

6.

Nudge-Proof: Distributive Justice and the Ethics of Nudging

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 116, No. 1045, 2018
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 19 May 2018
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 237 (141,608)

Abstract:

Loading...

nudges, ethics, welfare, autonomy, dignity, distributive justice

7.

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act as an Antidiscrimination Law

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 86, 2010
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 30 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2015
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 219 (152,779)

Abstract:

Loading...

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, Genes, Genetic Information, Discrimination, Antisubordination, Anticlassification, Health Insurance, Employment, Antidiscrimination Theory

8.

Evaluating NFL Player Health and Performance: Legal and Ethical Issues

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 165, No. 2, 2017
Number of pages: 113 Posted: 25 Jan 2017
University of Houston Law Center, Harvard Law School, D.C. United and Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 211 (158,135)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

NFL, NFLPA, Combine, ADA, GINA, Disability, Genetics, Wearable Technology, Biometric, Player Health, CBA, Club Doctors, Team Doctors, Sports Medicine, Concussion, CTE

9.

Health Care and the Myth of Self-Reliance

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 22 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2016
Nicole Huberfeld and Jessica L. Roberts
Boston University - School of Public Health and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 192 (172,576)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

Affordable Care Act, ACA, King v. Burwell, Medicaid, health care reform, subsidies, health insurance, public health

10.

Health Law as Disability Rights Law

Minnesota Law Review (2013)
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 23 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2014
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 178 (184,740)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

health-care reform, insurance law, social welfare, antidiscrimination, civil rights, disability rights

11.

'Healthism': A Critique of the Antidiscrimination Approach to Health Insurance and American Health-Care Reform

University of Illinois Law Review (2012)
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 09 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 08 May 2017
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 174 (188,409)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

Health, Health Care, Health Insurance, Affordable Care Act, Reform, Legislation, HIPAA, GINA, Antidiscrimination, Discrimination, Health Status, Right to Health Care

12.

Accommodating the Female Body: A Disability Paradigm of Sex Discrimination

University of Colorado Law Review, 2008
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2010
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 157 (205,724)

Abstract:

Loading...

Law, Women, Employment, Discrimination, Antidiscrimination, Sex Discrimination, Title VII, Disability, Universal Design, Gender, Accommodation, Built Environment, Workplace, Facially Neutral

13.

To Have and to Uphold: The Common Language of Status-Preserving Countermovements

National Black Law Journal, Spring 2009
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2009
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 144 (220,913)

Abstract:

Loading...

interracial marriage, anti-miscegenation laws, miscegenation, rhetoric, movement, countermovement, traditional family values, preservation, preservation through transformation, status regime, social hierarchy, race, norms, homosexuality

14.

Protecting Privacy to Prevent Discrimination

56 WM & MARY L. REV. 2097 (2015)
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 12 May 2013 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2016
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 141 (224,607)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

antidiscrimination, privacy, employment discrimination, race, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability

15.

Limiting Occupational Medical Evaluations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

American Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2015, U of Houston Law Center No. 2016-A-4
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2016
Mark A. Rothstein, Jessica L. Roberts and Tee L. Guidotti
University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law, University of Houston Law Center and George Washington University - School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS)
Downloads 94 (300,947)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, Fitness for duty examinations, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, GINA, occupational medicine, occupational physicians, Occupational Safety and Health Act, OSHA, OSH Act, Physician-patient relationship

16.

Housing, Healthism, and the HUD Smoke-Free Policy

Northwestern University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2020
Dave Fagundes and Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 92 (305,112)

Abstract:

Loading...

housing, public housing, poverty, smoking, tobacco, public health, justice, equality, liberty, welfare, antidiscrimination

17.

Genetic Conversion

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Apr 2019
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 90 (309,306)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

conversion, property, law, genetics, bioethics, data, ownership, consumer genetics

18.

Introduction: Four Views on Healthism

18 Marq. Benefits & Soc. Welfare L. Rev. 189 (2017)., University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-34
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 Dec 2017
Elizabeth Weeks and Jessica L. Roberts
University of Georgia School of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 79 (334,989)

Abstract:

Loading...

health law, healthism, health care, stigma, status, insurance, discrimination, illness, sickness, unhealthy, smoking, tobacco use, overweight, obesity, health equality, health justice, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), Obamacare

19.

An Alternate Theory of Hobby Lobby v. Burwell

Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, Vol. 22, 2016
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2016
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 78 (337,479)

Abstract:

Loading...

health law, insurance, employment law, health policy, health-care reform, Affordable Care Act, ADA, ERISA

20.

Stigmatizing the Unhealthy

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 45, 2017, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-33
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 20 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 16 May 2018
Jessica L. Roberts and Elizabeth Weeks
University of Houston Law Center and University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 71 (355,887)

Abstract:

Loading...

health law, healthism, health care, stigma, status, insurance, discrimination, illness, sickness, unhealthy, smoking, tobacco use, overweight, obesity, health equality, health justice

21.

Medicaid Expansion as Completion of the Great Society

1 Ill. L. Rev. Slip Ops. 1 (2014), University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2014
Nicole Huberfeld and Jessica L. Roberts
Boston University - School of Public Health and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 69 (361,455)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, health-care reform, Affordable Care Act, civil rights, universal vulnerability, Great Society

22.

An Empirical Perspective on Medicaid as Social Insurance

University of Toledo Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 02 Dec 2014
Nicole Huberfeld and Jessica L. Roberts
Boston University - School of Public Health and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 66 (370,046)

Abstract:

Loading...

Medicaid, ACA, health reform, PPACA, Obamacare, working poor, universal, universality

23.

Reflections on the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Tribute to My Father

Houston Law Review: Off the Record, Vol. 5, pp. 93-99, 2015
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Jun 2016
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 58 (394,784)

Abstract:

Loading...

Narrative, Disability, Social Justice

24.

How Assuming Autonomy May Undermine Wellness Programs

Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Aug 2016
Jessica L. Roberts and Leah R. Fowler
University of Houston Law Center and University of Houston Law Center, Health Law & Policy Institute
Downloads 57 (398,168)

Abstract:

Loading...

health care reform, wellness programs, social determinants of health, autonomy, employers, employees

25.

Rethinking Employment Discrimination Harms

91 Indiana Law Journal 393
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 13 May 2013 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2016
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 55 (405,008)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

anti-discrimination, employment, harm

26.

Fit to Play in the NBA? Reconciling the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Americans with Disabilities Act

166 University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online 149 (2017)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 19 May 2018
Jessica L. Roberts and Brittainie Zinsmeyer
University of Houston Law Center and University of Houston, Law Center, Students
Downloads 35 (484,026)

Abstract:

Loading...

Professional Sports, Basketball, Collective Bargaining, Disability Law, Labor Law, Discrimination, Privacy

27.

Genetic Duties

William & Mary Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 03 Apr 2020
Jessica L. Roberts and Alexandra Foulkes
University of Houston Law Center and U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
Downloads 33 (493,476)

Abstract:

Loading...

torts, medical malpractice, negligence, genetics

28.

Can Clinical Genetics Laboratories be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

Alexandra L. Foulkes et al., Can Clinical Genetics Laboratories be Sued for Medical Malpractice? 29 Annals Health L. & Life Sci. 153 (2020).
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Mar 2020
U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, University of Houston Law Center, Columbia University - Center for Research on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic, and Behavioral Genetics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Vanderbilt University - Law School, University of Florida Levin College of Law and Arizona State University - College of Law
Downloads 32 (498,435)

Abstract:

Loading...

Reclassification, Genetics, Bioethics, Biolaw, Fifty-State Survey, Medical Malpractice, Torts

29.

COVID-19 Surveillance

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 05 Aug 2020
Emily Berman, Leah Fowler and Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center, University of Houston Law Center and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 24 (542,673)

Abstract:

Loading...

COVID-19, Public Health, National Security, Surveillance, Privacy, Civil Liberties, Technology

30.

Sex, Religion, and Politics, or the Future of Healthcare Antidiscrimination Law

19 Marquette Benefits & Soc. Welfare L. Rev. 217 (2018)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Jun 2019
Elizabeth Sepper and Jessica L. Roberts
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 24 (542,673)

Abstract:

Loading...

health, discrimination, LGBT, sex, sexuality, women, religion