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Ana Santos Rutschman

Assistant Professor of Law, Saint Louis University

Ana Santos Rutschman is an assistant professor of law at Saint Louis University School of Law, where she teaches courses in health law, intellectual property, and regulation in the life sciences. She researches and writes on topics related to emerging health technologies, with a particular focus on vaccines and other forms of biotechnology. She has also published on topics related to e-health, global public health and artificial intelligence. She has spoken on these topics in conferences and panels around the world. In 2015-16, she consulted for the World Health Organization on the development of the Ebola and Zika vaccines. In 2017, she was named a Bio IP Scholar by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and in 2018 she was named a Health Law Scholar by the same institution.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
  • 2016–2018
    Faculty Fellow in Health Law and Intellectual Property, DePaul University College of Law


  • 2016 
    Duke Law School, SJD
  • 2008 
    Duke Law School, LLM in Intellectual Property


  • 2019
    The Vaccine Race in the 21st Century, Arizona Law Review
  • 2019
    On the Judicialization of Health, Washington University Global Studies Law Review
  • 2018
    Vaccine Licensure in the Public Interest: Lessons from the Development of the US Army Zika Vaccine, Yale Law Journal Forum
  • 2018
    IP Preparedness for Outbreak Diseases, UCLA Law Review
  • 2017
    The Priority Review Voucher Program at the FDA: From Neglected Tropical Diseases to the 21st Century Cures Act, Annals of Health Law


2017 Bio IP Scholar (American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics); 2018 Health Law Scholar (American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics); 2019 Manzo Scholar in Patent Law; 2019 Fellow (CIPPM/Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Intellectual Property and Information Rights)