Jessica L. Roberts

University of Houston Law Center

Professor of Law

4800 Calhoun Road

Houston, TX 77204

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

31

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Scholarly Papers (31)

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 633 (53,214)
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antidiscrimination, discrimination, law, genetics, genetic information, employment discrimination, health insurance, legislative history, legislation

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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 502 (71,230)

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

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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 466 (77,938)

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

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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 308 (124,685)

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Property, Genetics, Bioethics

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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 276 (139,932)
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antidiscrimination, employment discrimination, health, privacy, autonomy, paternalism, nannyism, regulation, smoking, tobacco, obesity

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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 262 (147,544)
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nudges, ethics, welfare, autonomy, dignity, distributive justice

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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 236 (163,441)

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

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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, Independent and Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 220 (174,842)
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NFL, NFLPA, Combine, ADA, GINA, Disability, Genetics, Wearable Technology, Biometric, Player Health, CBA, Club Doctors, Team Doctors, Sports Medicine, Concussion, CTE

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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 197 (193,691)
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Affordable Care Act, ACA, King v. Burwell, Medicaid, health care reform, subsidies, health insurance, public health

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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 194 (196,313)
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health-care reform, insurance law, social welfare, antidiscrimination, civil rights, disability rights

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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 187 (202,925)

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

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'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 183 (206,879)
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Health, Health Care, Health Insurance, Affordable Care Act, Reform, Legislation, HIPAA, GINA, Antidiscrimination, Discrimination, Health Status, Right to Health Care

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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 170 (220,403)

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

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

National Black Law Journal, Spring 2009
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2020
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 159 (233,270)

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

15.

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 157 (235,808)
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antidiscrimination, privacy, employment discrimination, race, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability

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Genetic Conversion

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Apr 2019
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 115 (299,425)
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conversion, property, law, genetics, bioethics, data, ownership, consumer genetics

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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 107 (314,929)

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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

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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 97 (336,002)

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

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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 90 (352,291)

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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

20.

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 84 (367,541)

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

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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 80 (378,349)

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

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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 74 (395,506)
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Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, health-care reform, Affordable Care Act, civil rights, universal vulnerability, Great Society

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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 71 (404,664)

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

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Genetic Duties

62 William & Mary Law Review 143 (2020)
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 03 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2020
Jessica L. Roberts and Alexandra Foulkes de la Parra
University of Houston Law Center and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Downloads 70 (407,771)

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torts, medical malpractice, negligence, genetics

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Rethinking Employment Discrimination Harms

91 Indiana Law Journal 393
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 13 May 2013 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2021
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 68 (414,066)
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anti-discrimination, employment, harm

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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 63 (430,815)

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Narrative, Disability, Social Justice

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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). , Annals of Health Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2021
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 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
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Reclassification, Genetics, Bioethics, Biolaw, Fifty-State Survey, Medical Malpractice, Torts

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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 62 (434,290)

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

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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 40 (523,868)

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

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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 35 (548,997)

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

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Improving Data Collection and Management

Burris, S., de Guia, S., Gable, L., Levin, D.E., Parmet, W.E., Terry, N.P. (Eds.) (2021). COVID-19 Policy Playbook: Legal Recommendations for a Safer, More Equitable Future. Boston: Public Health Law Watch., U of Houston Law Center No. 2021-A-6
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2021
Leah R. Fowler, Jessica L. Roberts and Nicolas Terry
University of Houston Law Center, Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Downloads 30 (576,479)

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