Elizabeth Embry

Elizabeth Embry
  • Assistant Professor
  • Management and Entrepreneurship academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3177


Elizabeth Embry is an assistant professor in the Management and Entrepreneurship academic area at the University of Kansas School of Business. She researches entrepreneurial opportunities to address the pressing social issues of our time. With a background in public health and disaster management, she specially focuses on innovations in the built environment to address climate change. Her work has been published in Organization Science, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Journal of Health Administration, Public Health Reports, The Handbook on the Business of Sustainability and The Handbook of Inclusive Innovation.

Embry earned her doctoral degree in entrepreneurship and strategy from the University of Colorado Boulder. Additionally, she holds a Master of Public Health from Boston University and Master of Business Administration from Saint Louis University.

Before starting her doctoral program, Embry was the director of global health at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice. She has also worked in a variety of global contexts focused on health system strengthening, program development, and capacity building for complex humanitarian aid.


Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Strategy, University of Colorado Boulder, 2023
MBA in International Business, Saint Louis University, 2013
M.P.H. in Global Health, Boston University, 2011
B.S. in Investigative Medical Science, Saint Louis University, 2009


Research interests:

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Public Health Innovation