Hole, Michael K. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • Pediatrics Internship, Harvard Medical School
  • 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 physician, professor, author and entrepreneur at UT Austin, where he leads The Impact Factory, a hub for social entrepreneurship and community service. He is a partner at Notley, an investment firm fueling social impact.

Dr. Hole is a board-certified pediatrician for families experiencing poverty and homelessness. He teaches public policy, community engagement and entrepreneurship to undergraduate, graduate and medical students. Cited 26,000+ times, he has 60+ publications on health financing, education disparities, economic mobility and more.

In 2016, Forbes named Dr. Hole to America's "30 Under 30" list after he started StreetCred, a nonprofit helping low-income families file taxes and build wealth. He cofounded Good Apple, a grocery delivery company fighting hunger; Early Bird, a scholarship fund for babies in poverty; and Main Street Relief, a nonprofit serving small businesses. He also owns Hoosier & Company, a social impact consulting firm.

Formerly a case manager fighting child trafficking and domestic violence in America's heartland, Dr. Hole led campaigns to help fund a new elementary school in Uganda and an orphanage for abandoned children with disabilities in post-earthquake Haiti.

A product of public schools and first-generation college graduate from rural Indiana, Dr. Hole earned his M.D. and MBA from Stanford before completing residency at Harvard. He has a B.S. in Spanish and biological sciences from Butler University, where he was top student and now serves on the board of trustees.

In 2019, Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush named Dr. Hole a Presidential Leadership Scholar. He is a member of Mensa, former Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2021, he joined the Health Equity Leaders' Roundtable at The White House.

Dr. Hole lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and daughter.


NewsJuly 1, 2021
UT health policy expert and pediatrician Dr. Michael Hole joins Council on Foreign Relations

Michael Hole, founder and executive director of The Impact Factory at The University of Texas at Austin, was recently named a Stephen M. Kellen Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hole is an assistant professor of pediatrics, population health and public policy at Dell Medical School and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. 

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Media MentionFebruary 11, 2021
Local doctor's new initiative aims to improve health among vulnerable

Dr. Michael Hole joins Dave Froehlich to talk about his new initiative to hep improve the health and prosperity of vulnerable populations.

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Media MentionFebruary 2, 2021
Dell Medical School assistant professor develops The Impact Factory, aims to alleviate long-standing social issues

The Impact Factory is an organization that promotes civic innovation, entrepreneurship, service and learning at UT and was founded by Michael Hole, a Dell Medical School and Lyndon B. Johnson School faculty member. The initiative aims to alleviate prominent social justice issues using cross-sector collaboration among different departments at UT as well as businesses from across the country.

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