Ana Santos Rutschman is the 2016-2017 Jaharis Faculty Fellow
in Health Law and Intellectual Property. Her primary research and teaching interests
include intellectual property, health law, incentives theory and innovation
policy in the life sciences.
For the past two years, Professor Santos Rutschman has been
working on the intellectual property-related aspects of the development and
licensing of the Ebola and Zika vaccines, having recently consulted for the
World Health Organization on this topic. She is currently finishing a related
research project mapping and evaluating the impact of intellectual property
barriers during recent pandemic crises, and looking at streamlined processes to
expedite the response to future outbreaks.
Prior to joining DePaul, Professor Santos Rutschman was the co-director
for Global Healthcare Innovation Alliances (GHIA) at Duke University, a
visiting professor of intellectual property and an intellectual property
Professor Santos Rutschman received an LLM from Duke
University, where she is also completing her doctoral degree in intellectual
property. She holds additional law degrees from Europe.
SJD in Intellectual Property (in progress), Duke Law School; LLM in Intellectual Property, Duke Law School; LLM in International Trade and Business Law, UCP Law School, Portugal; law degree, UCP Law School, Portugal
- Health Innovation and Intellectual Property
- Food and Drug Law