Hole, Michael K. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Education
  • Pediatrics Residency, Harvard Medical School
  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • B.S. in Spanish and Biological Sciences, Butler University
Research Areas
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Child Poverty & Health
  • Social Policy

Michael Hole is a pediatrician and social entrepreneur developing products, services, and policies to reduce US child poverty. He is joint faculty at Dell Medical School and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, where he is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Population Health and Faculty Fellow in the Center for Health & Social Policy. 

Dr. Hole started his career in social services focused on child trafficking before founding two international development campaigns: Power of Children, which started a school for 350 students in post-conflict Uganda, and Be Haiti, which co-funded (a) a new food treating 50,000 malnourished youth yearly and (b) an orphanage for disabled children abandoned during Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. Dr. Hole now co-leads StreetCred, a nonprofit at the intersection of government and health systems helping low-income families file taxes, build assets and apply for basic resources in pediatricians’ waiting rooms. He has published or presented on issues like entitlement spending, social impact bonds, food insecurity, childhood homelessness, youth gang violence and public-private partnerships reducing infant mortality. 

Dr. Hole was top student at Butler University before earning his MD and MBA from Stanford University with concentrations in public management, community health and social innovation. He completed pediatrics residency at Harvard before joining The University of Texas at Austin.

Newsworthy

NewsJuly 8, 2019
LBJ School, Dell Med Professor Michael Hole delivered remarks, introduced Presidents Bush and Clinton at Presidential Leadership Scholars commencement

Dr. Michael Hole, a pediatrician, social entrepreneur and joint faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Medical School, delivered the commencement speech at the ceremony honoring his class of Presidential Leadership Scholars at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on June 27. He was voted speaker by his PLS class, and introduced Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at the celebration, which also marks the program's fifth anniversary. 

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Media MentionJuly 3, 2019
Commentary: Grandma was a witness — America’s spirit prevails

LBJ and Dell Med Professor Dr. Michael Hole, who delivered remarks at his June 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholars commencement, pays tribute to his grandmother and what she saw in a century of life in America, and relates it to his experience in the PLS program and his feelings about public service.

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NewsJune 25, 2019
LBJ School, Dell Med Professor Michael Hole to deliver remarks, introduce Presidents Bush and Clinton at Presidential Leadership Scholars commencement

Dr. Michael Hole, a pediatrician, social entrepreneur and joint faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Medical School, will deliver the commencement speech at the ceremony honoring his class of Presidential Leadership Scholars at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on June 27. He was voted speaker by his PLS class, and will introduce Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at the celebration, which also marks the program's fifth anniversary. 

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