Patty Skuster

Teaching Faculty, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine MPH Program

Patty Skuster, JD, MPP is teaching faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s Master’s in Public Health Program, where she teaches courses on global reproductive rights and public health law. She was previously a visiting law professor at Temple Beasley School of Law and a fellow at the Center for Public Health Law Research, where she led a project with the World Health Organization on measuring implementation of abortion law globally. Skuster publishes on the effect of abortion law, with interests in self-managed abortion, US foreign policy, and criminalization in human rights law. Skuster spent most of her career with Ipas, a global reproductive rights organization, where she worked on topics such as legal risk, abortion in humanitarian settings, regulation of abortion, US foreign policy, and at United Nations and African human rights fora. She previously did field research on US foreign policy for PAI and the Center for Reproductive Rights and worked in the US Senate. Skuster has a JD and MPP from the University of Michigan.

Presentation (PPTX format): Abortion Safety as a Proxy for Opposition to Abortion Autonomy