Jessica L. Roberts

University of Houston Law Center

Assistant Professor of Law

Houston, TX 77204

United States

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (20)

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 444 (40,067)
Citation 1

Abstract:

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

2.

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 145 (141,470)

Abstract:

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

3.

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 143 (166,651)

Abstract:

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

4.

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 122 (182,151)

Abstract:

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

5.

'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 110 (168,597)

Abstract:

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

6.

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 103 (167,630)

Abstract:

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

7.

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 90 (140,766)

Abstract:

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

8.

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 66 (215,388)

Abstract:

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

9.

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
University of Kentucky College of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 46 (292,828)

Abstract:

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

10.

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
University of Kentucky College of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 40 (292,828)

Abstract:

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

11.

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 31 (308,076)

Abstract:

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

12.

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
University of Kentucky College of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 27 (170,541)

Abstract:

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

13.

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 Leonard
University of Houston Law Center and University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 19 (166,651)

Abstract:

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

14.

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 7 (389,807)

Abstract:

anti-discrimination, employment, harm

15.

Progressive Genetic Ownership

Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 13 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2017
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 0 (373,992)

Abstract:

Property, Genetics, Bioethics

16.

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, Harvard University - Football Players Health Study and Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School
Downloads 0 (213,959)

Abstract:

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

17.

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 Fowler
University of Houston Law Center and Baylor College of Medicine
Downloads 0 (366,663)

Abstract:

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

18.

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 0 (385,629)

Abstract:

Narrative, Disability, Social Justice

19.

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 0 (316,355)

Abstract:

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

20.

The ACA Double-Bind

Posted: 21 Jun 2015
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center

Abstract:

Affordable Care Act, health-care reform, employer benefits, Cadillac tax, exchange