Ana Santos Rutschman, S.J.D.
Center for Health Law Studies
Center for International and Comparative Law
FDA Law and Policy; Emerging Health Technologies: Vaccines and the Law; Patent Law; Property
S.J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2016
Master of Laws, Duke University School of Law, 2008
Law Degree, Catholic University of Portugal, 2006
- Health Law
- Food and Drug Law
- Intellectual Property
Publications and Media Placements
Rutschman has published and presented widely on topics related to health law, food
and drug regulation, intellectual property, innovation in the life sciences, and law
and technology. Recent presentations have covered topics related to vaccines and other
biotechnologies, healthcare blockchain, e-health and artificial intelligence in medicine.
Her legal scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in UCLA Law Review, Emory Law
Journal, Arizona Law Review, Yale Law Journal Forum, University of Chicago Legal Forum,
Michigan Law Review Online, Annals of Health Law and Duke Law and Technology Review,
among others. Her peer-reviewed work has appeared in the Journal of Law and the Biosciences,
the American Journal of Infection Control and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Her commentary
pieces have been published by The Huffington Post and The Conversation and reprinted
in Scientific American, Newsweek Japan and newspapers around the U.S., including the
Chicago Tribune. Her ongoing book, Vaccines as Technology: Innovation, Barriers and
the Public Interest, is under contract with Cambridge University Press.
SSRN Publications List
Honors and Awards
In 2020, Rutschman was selected as the featured young scholar at the Vagts Roundtable
at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). Together
with SLU LAW’s Professor Ruqaiijah Yearby, she was one of the recipients of an Innovation,
Business & Law Center Prize from the University of Iowa College of Law. She was also
awarded a Beaumont Research Award and a Junior Faculty Non-Traditional Scholarly Works
Award by Saint Louis University.
Rutschman has been named a visiting fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management Fellowship at the University of Bournemouth in the United Kingdom (2019); a Manzo Scholar in Patent Law by DePaul University College of Law (2019); a Health Law Scholar by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (2018); a Wiet Life Sciences Law Scholar by the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago (2018); and a Bio Intellectual Property Scholar by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (2017).
She received a joint grant from the European Commission and the Foundation for Science & Technology in 2009-2013.
Professional Organizations and Associations
American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Global Pandemic Network
American Bar Association
Community Work and Service
Rutschman joined the SLU LAW faculty in 2018. She previously taught at DePaul University College of Law as the inaugural Jaharis Fellow in Health Law and Intellectual Property (2016-2018) and consulted for the World Health Organization (2015-2016). At SLU LAW, she currently serves in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Previously, she has served in the Admissions Committee.