Julie Birkenmaier

CSD Faculty Director; Saint Louis University
Financial Capability: Combining Access and Abilities

Julie Birkenmaier is a CSD faculty director from Saint Louis University and network co-lead of the Financial Capability and Asset Building For All grand challenge for social work. Her research focuses on financial capability and asset building, financial access, and financial inclusion, personal financial credit, and community development.

Faculty profile

CSD Publications


CSD Projects

Financial Capability & Asset Building​ (FCAB)

Asset Building

We are building a body of evidence in financial capability, defined as both the knowledge to make optimal financial decisions and access to appropriate and beneficial financial services. 

Financial Capability & Human Services Education

Financial Capability

We address the gap in professional FCAB training of social workers and other human service practitioners who serve low- and moderate-income households.