Professor Rutschman joined the SLU LAW faculty in 2018. She teaches and writes in the areas of health law, intellectual property, innovation in the life sciences, and law and technology.
Professor Rutschman has published and presented widely on topics related to innovation in biotechnologies, artificial intelligence, robotics, telemedicine and e-health. 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.
Her academic writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review, Yale Law Journal Forum, Duke Law and Technology Review, Annals of Health Law, Miami Business Law Review, and Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, among others. She has also written for PatentlyO and the Huffington Post. Her articles for The Conversation have been republished by Scientific American, The Scientist, Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle, among others.