Christopher T. Robertson, JD, MA, PhD
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Boston University School of Law

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
JD, Harvard Law School
MA, Washington University in St. Louis
BA, Southeast Missouri State University

Christopher Robertson joined the BU Law faculty in 2020 as a tenured professor and N. Neal Pike Scholar in Health & Disability Law. He is also a Professor of Health Law, Policy & Management in the BU School of Public Health.

Professor Robertson is an expert in health law, institutional design, and decision making. His wide-ranging work includes torts, bioethics, professional responsibility, conflicts of interests, criminal justice, evidence, the First Amendment, racial disparities, and corruption.

In 2019, Harvard University Press published Exposed: Why Our Health Insurance is Incomplete and What Can be Done About It. Robertson has co-edited three books, Nudging Health: Behavioral Economics and Health Law (2016), Blinding as a Solution to Bias: Strengthening Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, and Law (2016), and Innovation and Protection: The Future of Medical Device Regulation (2022).

Boston University School of Law

N. Neal Pike Scholar in Health & Disability Law
Boston University School of Law

Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

Alternatives to the Mandate for Health Insurance: An Experimental Test
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
DePaul University Robert Wood Johnson


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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Kupke A, Robertson CT, Shachar C. Pulse Oximeters and Federal Antidiscrimination Law-Reply. JAMA. 2023 Jun 06; 329(21):1884-1885. PMID: 37278816
  2. Khazanov GK, Stewart R, Pieri MF, Huang C, Robertson CT, Schaefer KA, Ko H, Fishman J. The effectiveness of financial incentives for COVID-19 vaccination: A systematic review. Prev Med. 2023 Jul; 172:107538. PMID: 37156430; PMCID: PMC10163939; DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2023.107538;
  3. Kupke A, Shachar C, Robertson C. Pulse Oximeters and Violation of Federal Antidiscrimination Law. JAMA. 2023 Feb 07; 329(5):365-366. PMID: 36622690; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2022.24976;
  4. Robertson C. What the harm principle says about vaccination and healthcare rationing. J Law Biosci. 2022; 9(1):lsac017. PMID: 35769941; PMCID: PMC9235116; DOI: 10.1093/jlb/lsac017;
  5. Fishman J, Salmon MK, Scheitrum D, Aleks Schaefer K, Robertson CT. Comparative effectiveness of mandates and financial policies targeting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: A randomized, controlled survey experiment. Vaccine. 2022 Dec 05; 40(51):7451-7459. PMID: 35914961; PMCID: PMC9148933; DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.05.073;
  6. Sinha MS, Kesselheim AS, Robertson CT. Patient Assistance Programs and the Anti-Kickback Statute: Charting a Pathway Forward. JAMA. 2022 Apr 05; 327(13):1231-1232. PMID: 35266964; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2022.2043;
  7. Robertson C, Houtz M. When Desperate Patients Go to Court for Unproven Treatments - The Battle for Hospital Independence. N Engl J Med. 2022 Mar 31; 386(13):1200-1202. PMID: 35263516; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2200209;
  8. Robertson CT, Rukavina M, Fuse Brown EC. New State Consumer Protections Against Medical Debt. JAMA. 2022 Jan 11; 327(2):121-122. PMID: 35015031; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2021.23061;
  9. Cohen G, Minssen T, Price N, Robertson CT, Shachar C (eds.). Innovation and Protection: The Future of Medical Device Regulation. Cambridge University Press. 2022.
  10. Wright M, Baughman SB, Robertson C. Inside the Black Box of Prosecutor Discretion. UC Davis Law Review. 2022.
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‘I haven’t slept in a year’: Grieving family members advocate for medical civil rights bill

MassLive 12/16/2023

The best way to convince healthy people to get insurance is not ‘because it’s in your financial interest’

STAT 11/3/2023

Inside the pro-DeSantis debate strategy

The Hill 8/17/2023

Who gets to decide who receives experimental medical treatments?

MIT Technology Review 8/10/2023

Donald Trump’s right - he is getting special treatment, far better than most other criminal defendants

The Conversation 8/9/2023

'Gave the world a gift': Henrietta Lacks' family gets justice 70 years after cells taken without consent

CBS Boston 8/2/2023

Advocates push for medical civil rights

The Bay State Banner 5/17/2023

‘Abortionists.’ ‘Unborn human.’ Legal experts blast ‘incendiary’ rhetoric of Texas ruling on abortion pill.

The Boston Globe 4/10/2023

It’s Time to Repeal the ABA’s Law School Testing Mandate

Bloomberg Law 8/16/2022

Is it a crime to forge a vaccine card? And what’s the penalty for using a fake?

The Conversation 8/30/2021

Covid Shots for U.S. Flights Should Be Next Step

The Washington Post 8/26/2021

Pfizer court fight could legalize Medicare copays and unleash ‘gold rush’ in sales

Fortune 7/28/2021

The ethical questions raised by COVID-19 vaccines: 5 essential reads

The Conversation 6/30/2021

Answering Questions About Vaccine Passports, Mandates, Incentives, And More

GBH 5/20/2021

COVID vaccine weekly: Britain expands rollout to avoid variant delaying end of lockdown

The Conversation 5/20/2021

Paying people to get vaccinated might work – but is it ethical?

The Conversation 5/19/2021

Can the Government Force You to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine to Travel?

Newsweek 12/10/2020

What are emergency use authorizations, and do they guarantee that a vaccine or drug is safe?

The Conversation 12/3/2020

Conservatives backed the ideas behind Obamacare, so how did they come to hate it?

The Conversation 11/10/2020

Brigham president resigns from Moderna board after conflict of interest questions raised

The Boston Globe 7/30/2020

Harvard Law School: Health Law Scholar Award
Harvard Law School: Oberman Prize for Health Law and Bioethics
Harvard Law School: Hewlett Research Fellow in Law and Negotiation
Harvard Law School: Petrie-Flom Student Fellow in Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics
Washington University in St. Louis: Graduate Fellowship and Dissertation Fellowship
Washington University in St. Louis: Research assistantship with Social Norms Marketing Research Project (EDC)
Southeast Missouri State University: National Merit, Governor’s, and Bright Flight Scholarships
Southeast Missouri State University: White House Chief of Staff’s Office Internship
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