Michal Grinstein-Weiss conducts research on improving health and socio-economic mobility for low-income households by creating scalable, evidence-based interventions to inform and shape policy, domestically and internationally. Grinstein-Weiss serves as director of the university-wide Social Policy Institute.
As an influential voice in the design of innovative savings and asset-building policies, 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 merges behavioral science and managed healthcare toward the goal of creating evidence-based solutions for effective healthcare.
She has led successful research collaborations for top industry, government, and philanthropic partners, including Fortune 500 companies, major foundations, and government agencies. Her work has been featured in popular media such as National Public Radio and The Wall Street Journal and published in top-tier academic journals, including American Economic Journal, Social Service, Review, and Social Work Research.
She serves as a Nonresident Senior Fellow in Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution, has held leadership roles with the Clinton Global Initiative, and was recently identified as one of the highest-impact social work scholars by Research on Social Work Practice.
- Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor
- PhD, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
- Office Phone: 314-935-8201
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Areas of Focus:
- Social and economic development
- Savings and asset building
- Tax-time savings
- Behavioral economics
- Health behavior change
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Brown School Presentations at APHA 2021
October 25, 2021
Grinstein-Weiss Addresses U.N. Session on Status of Women
March 22, 2021
Comparing Pandemic Spending Patterns in U.S., Israel
March 9, 2021
McDonnell Academy Supports COVID-19-Related Research
August 7, 2020
COVID-19 demonstrates why wealth matters
July 8, 2020
Brown School Recognizes Faculty Authors and Editors
May 7, 2020
We Don’t Need a Map to Tell us Who COVID-19 Hits the Hardest in St. Louis
April 10, 2020
Professor Michal Grinstein-Weiss to Direct New University-Wide Social Policy Institute
October 8, 2019
Master of Social Policy Program Expands, Adds Partners
January 22, 2018
Financial well-being in low- and moderate-income households: How does it compare to the general population?
Financial Shocks, Liquid Assets, and Material Hardship in Low- and Moderate-Income Households: Differences by Race
Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy