Alissa Bilfield

Interim Director, McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

McClelland Hall 202
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721

Areas of Expertise

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Human-centered design
  • Food systems sustainability
  • Supply chain transparency
  • Health innovation


PhD in Public Health, Tulane University

MSc in Environment and Development, The London School of Economics

BA in Political Science, Vanderbilt University

Alissa Bilfield received her PhD in Public Health from Tulane University, her Master of Science in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. She is a faculty member at the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Her interests include sustainability, food systems and health innovation, supply chain transparency and inclusive entrepreneurship. Her interdisciplinary background includes work and research in the government, nonprofit and academic sectors that has spanned the United States and 14 different countries, ranging from Guatemala to Sri Lanka. Bilfield is also a social entrepreneur herself, having co-founded a food literacy and cooking education nonprofit called The Cookbook Project. Bilfield is also a member of the Eller College Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.