Emmanuelle Verdieu

Emmanuelle Verdieu

Research Fellow, Health Care


My research looks into the role of business model innovation in child well-being, including how to transform the child welfare system into a child well-being system. Also, I’m interested in research regarding disruption in health care; specifically, evaluating pathways to improve it using the theories created and co-created by Clayton Christensen.

I was drawn to this work because, as an attorney, I kept seeing families and children dealing with the same issues. I wanted to get ahead of these issues to help prevent them in the first place rather than providing reactionary support after they occurred.

I came across Clay’s work when looking into the organization after seeing a job posting for my position. I read about Jobs to Be Done theory, Disruptive Innovation theory, and a ton of blog posts on the Institute’s website. Everything I read resonated with me, made me want to learn more, and want to be a part of the great work the Christensen Institute is doing to improve the world.

One of my favorite things about the Institute is working with all my amazing colleagues. They’re all brilliant, kind, and generous with their time. They’re all doing great work and are always willing to lend a helping hand or talk through an idea with me. Another thing that I love about the Institute is getting the opportunity to work on issues that matter and having the ability to get ideas out in the world to help people.


  • Research Fellow, Health Care, the Christensen Institute
  • Staff Attorney, Health Law Advocates
  • Consultant and Staff Attorney, Project on Predatory Student Lending
  • Compliance Officer, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, BA in Crime and Justice Studies
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, JD