Jessica L. Roberts

University of Houston Law Center

Professor of Law

Houston, TX 77204

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (25)

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 577 (43,298)
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antidiscrimination, discrimination, law, genetics, genetic information, employment discrimination, health insurance, legislative history, legislation

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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 372 (74,378)

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

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GINA, Big Data, and the Future of Employee Privacy

128 Yale Law Journal (2019 Forthcoming), University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 356, U of Houston Law Center Forthcoming
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 17 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2018
Bradley A. Areheart and Jessica L. Roberts
University of Tennessee College of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 328 (85,993)

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

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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 211 (136,103)

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

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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 209 (137,349)

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

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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 204 (140,513)

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

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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 201 (142,512)

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Property, Genetics, Bioethics

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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 182 (156,164)

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

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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, D.C. United and Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 169 (166,757)

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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 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 169 (166,757)

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

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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 165 (170,330)

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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 150 (184,504)

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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: 26 Posted: 07 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2009
Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 136 (199,795)

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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

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 122 (217,450)

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

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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 75 (299,664)

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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

16.

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 71 (309,011)

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

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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 65 (323,961)

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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 63 (329,227)

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

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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 56 (348,736)

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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

20.

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 49 (370,508)

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

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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 45 (383,779)

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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

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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 40 (401,463)

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Narrative, Disability, Social Justice

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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 36 (417,110)

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anti-discrimination, employment, harm

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The Discriminatory Effects of the HUD Smoke-Free Policy

Northwestern University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2018
Dave Fagundes and Jessica L. Roberts
University of Houston Law Center and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 29 (446,770)

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

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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 29 (446,770)

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