Michal Grinstein-Weiss, PhD, MA, MSW, is the Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Policy Initiatives at the Brown School. She serves as director of the university-wide Social Policy Institute at Washington University and as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Dr. Grinstein-Weiss is an influential voice in the design of innovative social policies. She leads large-scale initiatives promoting financial inclusion and health equity through unique cross-sector partnerships. Dr. Grinstein-Weiss is pioneering the field of tax-time savings and spearheading Israel’s creation of a national child savings account program. Her work also promotes evidence-based solutions for managed healthcare.

Her research crosses disciplines, informing policy makers, scholars, industry leaders, and practitioners. Her publications include popular press and scholarly journals. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Dr. Grinstein-Weiss’ research has been supported by many government agencies and philanthropic foundations. She also works closely in collaborations with industry partners, including Fortune-500 partners Centene Corporation and Intuit Inc.