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Centene Center Director, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, PhD Published in Brookings Institution on Potential COVID-19 Impact in St. Louis

Michal Grinstein-Weiss, PhD, MA, MSW, Director of the Centene Center for Health Transformation, and Brinda Gupta, Project Manager at the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, co-authored a piece published in the Brookings Institution showing the impact COVID-19 has had on the St. Louis area. The article, “We don’t need a map to tell us who COVID-19 hits the hardest in St. Louis” provides insight into the differences in COVID-19 case counts across zip codes and how poverty-stricken areas are at a higher risk for contracting the virus for several reasons including the inability to properly socially distance and work-related risk of infection.  

In addition to her role at the Centene Center, Dr. Grinstein-Weiss is the Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Policy Initiatives at the Brown School, the founding director of the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, and a nonresident senior fellow in Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution. She received her PhD in social work from the Brown School, master’s in economics from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and her master’s in social work and Bachelor of Arts from Haifa University, Israel. Dr. Grinstein-Weiss has also been honored with many esteemed awards including the Society for Social Work and Research’s Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award.

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