LESLIE FRANCIS

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

LESLIE FRANCIS portrait
  • Distinguished Professor, Philosophy
  • Adjunct Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor, Political Science Department
  • Alfred C. Emery Endowed Professor, College Of Law
  • Distinguished Professor, College Of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Internal Medicine

Publications

Publications

  • Francis, Leslie P., and John G. Francis. Privacy: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 07/01/2017.
  • Francis, Leslie. 2017. The Significance of Injustice for Bioethics. Teaching Ethics 17, no. 1: 1-9. Published, 04/01/2017.
  • Francis, Leslie. 2017. Feminist Philosophy of Law, Legal Positivism, and Non-Ideal Theory. In Ann Garry, Serene Khader, and Alison Stone, ed. The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy. New York: Routledge, pp. 701-712. Published, 04/01/2017.
  • Francis, L.P. 2017. Transparency. In Koontz, Linda, ed. Information Privacy in the Evolving Healthcare Environment, 2d ed. HIMSS. Published, 02/01/2017.
  • Francis, L.P. 2017. Introduction: the state of reproductive ethics today. In Francis, L.P., ed. Handbook on Reproductive Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-42. Word count: 21,145. Published, 01/27/2017.
  • Silvers, A., and Francis, LP. 2017. Reproduction as a Civil Right. In Francis, L.P., ed. Handbook on Reproductive Ethics, Oxford University Press, pp. 182-205. Published, 01/27/2017.
  • Francis, L.P. 2017. Is Surrogacy Ethically Problematic? In Francis, L.P., ed. Handbook on Reproductive Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 388-406. Published, 01/27/2017.
  • Francis, L.P., ed. 2017. Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 01/27/2017.
    http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxford...
  • Silvers, A., and Francis, LP. 2017. Human and civil models of rights: Healthy and ill disabled and access to health care. In Human Rights and Disability: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ed. John-Stewart Gordon, Johann-Christian Poder, and Holger Burckhart. Abington, Oxon., UK: Routledge, pp. 132-153. Published, 01/18/2017.
    https://www.routledge.com/Human-Rights-and-Disabil...
  • Botkin, Jeffrey R., Leslie P. Francis & Nancy C. Rose. Concerns About Justification for Fetal Genome Sequencing. American Journal of Bioethics 17, no. 1: 23-25. Published, 01/06/2017.
    http://www.bioethics.net/journals/ajob-volume-17-i...
  • Francis, L.P. 2017. Promoting Equality in and through the Paralympics. Philosophy: Sport. Ed. R. Scott Kretchmar. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2017. p245-262. Published, 01/06/2017.
    http://go.galegroup.com/ps/eToc.do?contentModuleId...
  • Francis, Leslie P. 2016. Presidential address: Applied Ethics, a misnomer for a field? Proceedings of the American Philosophical Association 90: 44-58. Published, 11/15/2016.
  • Francis L. Silvers A. Perspectives on the meaning of “disability. AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016;18(10):1025-1033. Published, 07/13/2016.
  • Francis, Leslie P. & Anita Silvers. 2016. The Health Care Workforce: How to Understand Accommodations. St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy 9: 57-88. Published, 04/25/2016.
  • Francis, LP, and JG Francis. 2016. Justice and Research on Controlled Substances with HIV+ Persons. AJOB. 16, no. 4: 52-54. Published, 04/01/2016.
    http://www.bioethics.net/journals/ajob-volume-16-n...
  • Silvers A, Francis L, Badesch B. Reproductive Rights and Access to Reproductive Services for Women with Disabilities. AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:430-437. Published, 04/01/2016.
    http://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/2016/04/msoc1-...
  • Francis, LP. 2016. Title IX: An Incomplete Effort to Achieve Equality in Sports. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 43, no. 1: 83-99. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • Francis, LP, Craig R, George E. 2016. The FDA’s Troubling Failure to Use its Authority to Regulate Genetically Modified Foods. Food and Drug Law Journal 71: 105-134. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • Francis, LP. 2015. Commentary: Disability and philosophy: applying ethics in circumstances of injustice. Journal of Medical Ethics 42(1): 35-36. Published, 12/07/2015.
  • Francis, L. (2015). Creation Ethics and the harms of existence. BMJ. Published, 2015.
  • Francis, L.P. Risk Management and Conflicts of Interest. Ch. 6 in Ethics and Risk Management, ed. Lina Svedin. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing. Published, 04/01/2015.
  • Francis, LP. 2015. Privacy and Health Information: The United States and the European Union. University of Kentucky Law Review 103: 419-431. Published, 02/01/2015.
  • Francis, L.P. 2015. Preview: Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center. ABA Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 4(42): 153-157. Published, 01/15/2015.
  • Disability and Assisted Death. Pp. 486-499 in The Routledge Companion to Bioethics, ed. John D. Arras, Elizabeth Fenton, and Rebecca Kukla. New York & London: Routledge (2015). Published, 01/2015.
  • Francis, Leslie P. & Francis, John G. 2014. “Trafficking in Human Beings: Partial Compiance Theory, Enforcement Failure, and Obligations to Victims,” pp. 171-205, in Meyers, Diana, ed., Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights. New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 06/2014.
  • Francis, LP. 2014. Adult Consent to Continued Participation in Patient Registries, St Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy 7(2): 389-405. Published, 06/2014.
  • Stein, M; Silvers, A; Areheart, B; Francis, L. 2014. “Accommodating Every Body.” University of Chicago Law Review 81(2): 689-757. Published, 04/2014.
  • Confidentiality and Sharing Information when Adolescents are Seriously Ill, Michigan State University Journal of Medicine and Law (2014). Published, 02/2014.
  • Creation Ethics and the Harms of Existence, Journal of Medical Ethics ( 2014). Published, 02/2014.
  • Are IVF Risk-Sharing Programs Ethical? http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2014/01/ecas3-1401.html. Virtual Mentor. 2014; 16(1):17-23. Published, 01/2014.
  • Francis, Leslie P. & Francis, John G. 2013. “HIV Treatment as Prevention: Not an Argument for Continuing Criminalization of HIV Transmission,” International Journal of Law in Context 9(4): 520 - 534 (2013). Published, 12/2013.
  • Silvers, Anita, and Francis, Leslie. Human Rights, Civil Rights: Prescribing Disability Discrimination Prevention in Packaging Essential Health Benefits. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 42: 781-791 (Winter 2013). Published, 12/2013.
  • Francis, Leslie P. & Silvers, Anita. “Infanticide, Moral Status, and Moral Reasons: the importance of context,” Journal of Medical Ethics 39(5):289-92 (2013). Published, 05/2013.
  • Francis, Leslie P. & John G. Francis. 2013. Data Citizenship and Informed Consent. AJOB 13(4): 38-39. Published, 03/2013.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/152651...
  • Francis, J & Francis, L. “Privacy, Confidentiality, and Justice: Using Large-Scale Sets of Health Data to Improve Public Health,” symposium on “Technology and New Challenges to Privacy,” Journal of Social Philosophy, 2013. Published, 01/2013.
  • Francis, Leslie P. & Patricia Smith. “Feminist Philosophy of Law,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [online] (14,139 words). The Stanford Encyclopedia is the reference work in the field of philosophy, featuring the best-known authorities in the field. Published, 01/2013.
  • Francis, Leslie P. “Transparency,” Ch. 8 in Information Privacy in the Evolving Healthcare Environment, ed. 
Linda Koontz, HIMSS 2013. Published, 01/2013.
  • Francis, Leslie P. & Francis, John G. “Informatics and Public Health Surveillance,” in Bioinformatics Law: Legal Issues for Computational Biology in the Post-Genome Era, ed. Jorge Contreras & James Cuticcia (American Bar Association, 2012). Published, 12/2012.
  • Francis, Leslie P., “When Patients Interact with EHRs: Problems of Privacy and Confidentiality,” Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy 12(2): 171-199 (8474 words). Published, 09/2012.
    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id...
  • Francis, Leslie P., “On Privacy,” (to be published in the proceedings of the July 2012 IVR conference). Published, 07/2012.
  • Review of Licia Carlson, The Faces of Intellectual Disability: Philosophical Reflections. Social Theory and Practice 38(2): 370-376 (2012). Published, 04/2012.
  • Francis, Leslie P. & Anita Silvers. 2012. A Wrongful Case for Parental Tort Liability. AJOB 14(4): 15-17. Published, 03/2012.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/152651...
  • Justice in Pandemic Planning, Chapter 41 in Rhodes, Battin & Silvers, Medicine and Social Justice, 2d ed., Oxford University Press, 2012. Published, 02/13/2012.
  • Age Rationing Under Conditions of Injustice, Ch. 29 in Rhodes, Battin & Silvers, Medicine and Social Justice, Oxford University Press 2012. Published, 02/13/2012.
  • Francis, LP. 2012. Book Review, Alicia Ouellette, Toward a Disability Conscious Bioethics,” Journal of Legal Medicine 33: 285-303. Published, 02/2012.
  • Francis L & Francis J. 2011. “Criminalizing Health Related Behaviors Dangerous to Others? Disease Transmission, Transmission-Facilitation, and the Importance of Trust.” Criminal Law and Philosophy 6(1): 47-63, DOI: 10.1007/s11572-011-9136-7. Published, 12/2011.
  • Francis, Leslie P. 20ll. “Skeletons in the Family Medical Closet,” St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy 4(2): 371-396. Published, 07/2011.
  • Silvers A & Francis L. 2011. Cloudy Crystal Balls do not "Gray" Babies Make. AJOB 11(20: 36-39. Published, 02/2011.
  • Silvers A & Francis L. 2011. Cloudy Crystal Balls do not "Gray" Babies Make. AJOB 11(2: 36-39). Published, 01/2011.
  • Francis, Leslie P. & Francis, J.G. “Stateless crimes, legitimacy, and international criminal law: the case of organ trafficking.” Criminal Law and Philosophy 4(3): 283-295 (2010). Published, 10/2010.
  • Francis, Leslie P. & Francis, J.G. “Group compromise: perfect cases make problematic generalizations.” American Journal of Bioethics 10(9):25-27 (2010). Published, 10/2010.
  • Francis, Leslie P., “The Physician-Patient Relationship and a National Health Information Network, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 38: 36-46 (2010). Published, 07/2010.
  • Silvers, Anita and Francis, Leslie P. “Thinking about the good: reconfiguring metaphysics (or not) for people with cognitive disabilities.” In Eva Feder Kittay & Licia Carlson, eds. Cognitive Disability and its Challenge to Moral Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell 2010) (reprinted from Metaphilosophy). Published, 06/2010.
  • Francis, Leslie P. “You’re born with your genes?: justice and protection against discrimination in the use of genetic information.” Mt. Sinai Journal of Medicine 77(2): 188-196, DOI: 10.1002/msj.201 (2010). Published, 03/2010.
  • Francis, Leslie P., and Anita Silvers, “Bringing Age Discrimination and Disability Discrimination Together: Achieving Meaningful Access,” Marquette Elders Advisor 11(1): (2010). Published, 02/2010.
  • Francis, Leslie P., and Anita Silvers, “Bringing Age Discrimination and Disability Discrimination Together: Achieving Meaningful Access,” Marquette Elders Advisor 11(1): (2010). Published, 01/2010.
  • L.P. and J.G. Francis (2010). International Criminal Courts, the Rule of Law, and the Prevention of Harm: Building Justice in Times of Injustice, pp. 58-74 in Larry May & Zach Hoskins, eds., International Criminal Law and Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Published, 11/2009.
  • L.P.Francis (2009). Understanding Autonomy in Light of Intellectual Disability, pp. 200-216 in Kimberley Brownlee and Adam Cureton, eds. Disability and Disadvantage. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Published, 10/2009.
  • J.G.& L.P. Francis (2009). Rights Variation within a Federal System: the Importance of Mobility. Political Research Quarterly, epub ahead of print, doi:10.1177/1065912909340893. Published, 07/17/2009.
  • A. Silvers and L.P. Francis (2009). Thinking About the Good: Reconfiguring Liberal Metaphysics (or Not) for People with Cognitive Disabilities. Metaphilosophy 40(3-4): 475-499. Published, 07/2009.
  • L.P. Francis, M.P. Battin, J. Jacobson, C. Smith (2009). Syndromic Surveillance and Patients as Victims and Vectors. Bioethical Inquiry 6: 187-195. DOI 10.10-07/s11673-009-9163-4. Published, 06/09/2009.
  • Francis, Leslie P., Reciprocity and Environmental Obligations, Hofstra Law Review, 2009. Published, 01/2009.
  • Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson & Charles Smith, The Patient as Victim and Vector: Bioethics and Infectious Disease, Oxford University Press, 2009. Published, 01/2009.
  • M.P.Battin, L.P.Francis, J.Jacobson, C. Smith (2009). The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease. New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 2009.
  • Silvers, Anita, and Leslie P. Francis, “Playing God With Baby Doe: Quality of Life, Sanctity of Life and Unpredictable Life—Standards at Start of Life,” Georgia State Law Review 25: 1061-1094 (Summer 2009). Published, 2009.
  • M.P.Battin, L.P. Francis, J. Jacobson & C. Smith (2009). New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 11/2008.
  • Francis, Leslie P., Privacy and Confidentiality: The Importance of Context, Monist 91(1) (January 2008). Published, 01/2008.
  • Silvers, Anita, and Leslie P. Francis, No Disability Standpoint Here!: Law School Faculties and the Invisibility Problems, University of Pittsburgh Law Review (2008). Published, 01/2008.
  • Francis, Leslie P. and Anita Silvers, Debilitating Alexander v. Choate: "Meaningful Access" to Health Care for People with Disabilities, 45 Fordham Urban Law Journal 101 (2008). Published, 01/2008.
  • Terry, Nicholas P. and Leslie P. Francis, Confidentiality and Electronic Medical Records, 2007 Illinois Law Review 681-735. Published, 10/12/2007.
  • Francis, Leslie P. and Anita Silvers, Liberalism and Independently Scripted Accounts of the Good: Meeting the Challenge of Dependent Agency, Social Theory and Practice (Spring 2007): 311-334. Published, 03/2007.
  • Francis, Leslie P. and Anita Silvers, (Mis)framing Schiavo as Discrimination against People with Disabilities, University of Miami Law Review 61: 789-820 (2007). Published, 01/2007.
  • Silvers, Anita and Leslie P. Francis, A New Start on the Road Not Taken: Driving With Lane to Head Off Disability-Based Denials of Rights, Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 23: 33-94 (2007). Published, 01/2007.
  • Smith, Charles B., Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, & Jay A. Jacobson, Should Rapid Tests for HIV Infection Now Be Mandatory During Pregnancy? Global Differences in Scarcity and a Dilemma of Technological Advance, Developing World Bioethics (2007). Published, 01/2007.
  • Death, Dying, and the Ending of Life, edited by Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, and Bruce L. Landesman. International Library of Medicine, Ethics, and Law. Ashgate, 2007. Published, 01/2007.
  • Leslie P. Francis, Discrimination in Medical Practice, in Rosamond Rhodes, Anita Silvers, and Leslie P. Francis, Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics, Oxford and New York: Blackwell's, 2006, pp. 162-180. Published, 01/2006.
  • Francis, Leslie P., M.P. Battin, J. Botkin, J. Jacobson, C. Smith, Infectious Disease and the Ethics of Research: The Moral Significance of Communicability, in Matti Hayry, Tuija Takala, and Peter Herissone-Kelly, eds. Ethics in Biomedical Research: International Perspectives, Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2006. Published, 01/2006.
  • Jay A. Jacobson, M.P. Battin, Jeffrey Botkin, Leslie P. Francis, James Mason, & Charles B. Smith, Vertical Transmission of Infectious Disease and Genetic Disorders, in Marcel Verweij and Angus Dawson, eds., Public Health Ethics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Published, 01/2006.
  • Francis, Leslie P., Margaret P. Battin, Jay A. Jacobson, and Charles Smith, and Jeffrey Botkin, How Infectious Disease Got Left Out - and What This Omission Might Have Meant for Bioethics, Bioethics 19(4): 287-322 (2005). Published, 08/2005.
  • Silvers, Anita and Leslie P. Francis, Justice Through Trust: Disability and the 'Outlier Problem' in Social Contract Theory, Ethics 116: 40-77 (2005). Published, 01/2005.
  • Smith, Charles B., Battin, M.P. Botkin, J., Francis, L.P. & Jacobson, J., (2004), Are There Characteristics of Infectious Diseases that Raise Ethical Issues? Developing World Bioethics 4:1, pp. 1-16. Published, 12/2004.
  • Francis, Leslie P., Employment and Intellectual Disability, 8 Journal of Gender, Race & Justice 299 (2004). Published, 01/2004.
  • Francis, Leslie P., Global Systemic Problems and Interconnected Duties, Environmental Ethics 25: 115-128 (2003). Published, 01/2003.
  • Leslie P. and John G. Francis, Land Wars: Property, Community and Land Use in an Interconnected World, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003. Published, 01/2003.
  • Francis, Leslie P., Disability, in Frey and Wellman, eds., A Companion to Applied Ethics (Blackwell's 2002). Published, 01/2002.
  • Americans with Disabilities: Implications for Individuals and Institutions, ed. Leslie Francis and Anita Silvers, Routledge, 2000. Published, 01/2000.