Dr. Roberts has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications in leading medical and public health journals, as well as several book chapters and other contributions. He has also presented at numerous national and international conferences, including the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), the American Society of Human Genetics, and the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities. Below are selected examples of his work. For a complete list, see Dr. Roberts’ CV below.
Cox CG, Davis MA, Roberts JS. (2023). US Adults’ Likelihood to Participate in Dementia Prevention Drug Trials: Results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging. The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Blasco D, Roberts JS. (2023). Implications of Emerging Uses of Genetic Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease. The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Roberts JS, Ferber RA, Funk CN, Harrington AW, Maixner SM, Porte JL, Schissler P, Votta CM, Deldin PJ, Connell CM. (2022). Mood Lifters for Seniors: Development and evaluation of an online, peer-led mental health program for older adults. Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, 8, 1-10.
Piette J, Roberts JS, Marinec N, Chen J, Yon S, Maly M, Swalwell K, Hampstead B. (2022, Aug 19). Providing a purposeful and stimulating volunteer opportunity for older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A pilot study. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, online ahead of print.
Sanghavi K, Cohn B, Prince AER, Feero WG, Ryan KA, Spector-Bagdady K, Uhlmann WR, Lee C, Roberts JS, Mathews DJH. (2022, Jan 20). Voluntary workplace genomic testing: Wellness benefit or Pandora’s box? NPJ Genomic Medicine, 7(1):5.
Roberts JS, Ferber R, Blacker D, Rumbaugh M, Grill J, for the Advisory Group on Risk Evidence Education for Dementia (AGREED) (2021). Disclosure of individual research results at federally funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 7:e12213.
Roberts JS, Patterson A, Uhlmann W (2020). Genetic testing for neurodegenerative diseases: Ethical and health communication challenges. Neurobiology of Disease, 141. [PMID 32302673]
Roberts JS. (2019). Assessing the psychological impact of genetic susceptibility testing. Hastings Center Report, 49, S38-S43.
Roberts JS, Gornick MR. (2019). Ethical, legal, and social implications of precision cancer medicine. In S Roychowdhury, E Van Allen (Eds.), Precision Cancer Medicine (pp. 129-43). Springer Publishing.
Roberts JS, Gornick M, Le LQ, Bartnik N, Zikmund-Fisher B, Chinnaiyan A. (2019). Next-generation sequencing in precision oncology: Patient understanding and expectations. Cancer Medicine, 8(1), 227-37.
Roberts JS, Robinson JO, Diamond PM, Bharadwaj A, Christensen KD, Lee KB, Green RC, McGuire AL. (2018). Patient understanding of, satisfaction with, and perceived utility of whole genome sequencing: Findings from the MedSeq Project. Genetics in Medicine, 20(9):1069-1076.
Roberts JS, Gornick MC, Carere DA, Uhlmann WR, Ruffin MT, Green RC (2017). Direct-to-consumer genetic testing: User motivations, decision making, and perceived utility of results. Public Health Genomics, 20:36-45.
Roberts JS, Dolinoy DC, Tarini BA (2014). Emerging issues in public health genomics. Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, 15, 461-480.
Roberts JS, Connell CM, McLaughlin S (2014). Public knowledge and beliefs about risk and protective factors for Alzheimer’s disease: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 10(5) S381-S389.
Roberts JS, Dunn L, Rabinovici, G (2013). Amyloid imaging, risk disclosure, and Alzheimer’s disease: Ethical and practical issues. Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 3(3) 219-229.
Roberts JS, Chen C, Uhlmann WR, Green RC (2012). Effectiveness of a condensed protocol for disclosing APOE genotype and providing risk education for Alzheimer’s disease: The REVEAL Study. Genetics In Medicine, 14, 742-748.
Roberts JS, Christensen KD, Green RC (2011). Using Alzheimer’s disease as a model for genetic risk disclosure: Implications for personal genomics. Clinical Genetics, 80, 407-414.
Roberts JS, Shalowitz DI, Christensen KD, Everett J, Kim S, Raskin L, Gruber SB (2010). Returning individual research results: Development of a cancer genetics education and risk communication protocol. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 3, 17-30.
Roberts JS, Karlawish J, Uhlmann WR, Petersen R, Green RC (2010). Mild cognitive impairment in clinical care: A survey of neurologists’ attitudes and practices. Neurology, 75, 425-431.
Roberts JS. (2020, July). “Can Alzheimer’s Disease Be Prevented?”. Talk given as part of Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center speaker series.
Roberts JS. (2020, July). “Practical & Ethical Issues in APOE Genotype Disclosure.”. Talk given as part of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.
News Media & Blog Posts
Davis M and Maust D, hosts. “Genetic Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease.” Minding Memory, season 2, episode 1, Michigan Medicine Podcast Network, February 20, 2023, https://www.uofmhealth.org/podcasts/minding-memory.