Hole, Michael K. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • 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.


Media MentionJune 29, 2018
Commentary: Doctors order zero tolerance for policies that harm kids

Pediatrician and LBJ School Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Hole talks about the dangerous health consequences of family separation in an Austin American-Statesman op-ed. 

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NewsApril 10, 2018
LBJ Faculty Fellow, Dell Med professor testifies before U.S. House Hunger Caucus on food insecurity

On Tuesday, April 10, Dr. Michael Hole, a faculty fellow at the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health at Dell Medical School, testified before the U.S. House Hunger Caucus on tackling child food insecurity to improve health and reduce economic costs.

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NewsJanuary 29, 2018
Free Tax Preparation Help Available at Austin Health Care Centers

StreetCred, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with low income file their taxes and identify/claim credits for which they are eligible, will begin providing services Monday at Central Health Southeast Health & Wellness Center and People’s Community Clinic North.

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