Michael K. Hole, M.D., MBA
Executive Director, The Impact Factory
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School
Michael Hole is a physician, professor and entrepreneur at The University of Texas at Austin, where he leads The Impact Factory, a hub for social innovation, entrepreneurship and community service. He is a partner at Notley, an investment firm fueling social impact.
A board-certified pediatrician, Hole is a “street doctor” serving 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 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 (acquired by Farmhouse Delivery), a grocery delivery company fighting hunger; Early Bird, a scholarship fund for babies in poverty; and Main Street Relief, a nonprofit serving small businesses. Hole owns Hoosier & Company, a social impact consulting firm.
Formerly a case manager fighting child trafficking and domestic violence in America’s heartland, 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 a first-generation college graduate from rural Indiana, 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.
Hole is a member of Mensa, former Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a trustee of the Texas Health Institute, faculty fellow of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger & Poverty and board director of Dollar For, a nonprofit relieving Americans’ medical debt.
Hole lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter.
Texas Health Institute
Board of Trustees, 2018-Present
Baylor Collaborative on Hunger &. Poverty
Faculty Fellow, 2018-Present
Board of Trustees, 2020-Present
Board of Directors, 2022-Present
The White House
Health Equity Leaders’ Roundtable, 2021-Present
Presidential Leadership Scholar
Presidents Bill Clinton & George W. Bush, 2019
America’s 30 Under 30
Forbes Magazine, 2016
World Economic Forum, 2016
Tower Award for Outstanding Professor
The University of Texas at Austin, 2022
Dyson Award for Child Advocacy
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016