Elissa Philip Gentry

Elissa Philip Gentry

Elissa Philip Gentry

Assistant Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Main Classroom Building, Room 315
Phone: 850.644.7265


Ph.D., Law and Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2016
J.D., Vanderbilt University, 2016
B.S., Vanderbilt University, 2010

Elissa Gentry is an assistant professor at the College of Law. Her research interests include health, risk and regulation, and law and economics. She previously served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Toulouse, France, and a judicial clerk for the Honorable Jane Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, in Philadelphia. While earning her law degree and Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University, Gentry was senior articles editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review


Select Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Damned Causation, 54 Ariz. St. L.J. __ (forthcoming 2022)

A Socially Beneficial False Claims Act?, 88 Tenn L. Rev. 725 (2021)

Contaminated Relationships in the Opioid Crisis (with Benjamin McMichael), 72 Hastings L.J. 827 (2021)

Responses to Liability Immunization: Evidence from Medical Devices (with Benjamin McMichael), 17 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 789 (2020)

Empirical Evidence of Risk Penalties for NTI Drugs, 52 J. Risk & Uncertainty 219 (2019)

Asymmetric Effects of Changes in Workers’ Compensation Laws (with W. Kip Viscusi), 21 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 307 (2019)