A Conversation with CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Michael Hole. By Emma Nye, Center for Health and Social Policy Ambassador. Dr. Michael Hole grew up in a rural, 843-person town called Darlington, Indiana. A self-proclaimed Hoosier, he was his family’s first to go to college, later becoming its first to travel outside the United States. His father, a Captain for the Indiana State Police, worked as an undercover detective at KKK rallies and wartime riots, ran sting operations recovering stolen cars and drugs, and posed as a hit man.