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Ana Santos Rutschman

  • Jaharis Faculty Fellow in Health Law and Intellectual Property
  • Visiting & Fellows
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  • (312) 362-7527
  • ​​1167 O'Malley​

Ana Santos Rutschman is the 2016-2018 Jaharis Faculty Fellow in Health Law and Intellectual Property. Her primary research and teaching interests include intellectual property, health law, innovation policy and regulation in the life sciences. She has also worked and written on topics related to biotechnology and biobanking, law and science, health data and e-health. Professor Santos Rutschman has spoken on these topics in conferences and panels around the world. She recently consulted for the World Health Organization on the development of the Ebola and Zika vaccines. Professor Santos Rutschman also hosts the Jaharis Podcast on Health & IP, where she explores current topics in health law & policy and intellectual property.

Prior to joining DePaul, Professor Santos Rutschman was the co-director for Global Healthcare Innovation Alliances (GHIA) at Duke University. Her academic writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the UCLA Law ReviewDuke Law and Technology Review, the Annals of Health Law, the Miami Business Law Review, the Michigan State International Law Review, the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, the Emory International Law Review. She has also written for the Huffington Post and The Conversation.


S.J.D., Duke Law School; L.L.M., Duke Law School; L.L.M. in International Trade and Business Law, UCP Law School, Portugal; law degree, UCP Law School, Portugal

Courses Taught

  • Health Innovation and Intellectual Property
  • Food and Drug Law