Jean L. Raphael, M.D., MPH

Director, Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy, Texas Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Community Health, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

@TexasChildrens @bcmhouston
Jean L. Raphael, M.D., MPH
Jean L. Raphael, M.D., MPH

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Jean L. Raphael, M.D., M.P.H. is Section Chief for Academic General Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and Associate Vice Chair for Community Health in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.  He is a nationally recognized health services researcher with a focus on improving systems of care for underserved and minority children with chronic conditions.  He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Raphael’s research is complemented by policy efforts toward improving the care of vulnerable populations and addressing social determinants of health.  He specifically focuses on the impact of screening for social determinants of health in health care settings.  He is founding Director of the Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy at Texas Children’s Hospital. Nationally, Dr. Raphael serves as Chair of the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee of the Academic Pediatric Association.  He is a past appointee of the Lieutenant Governor to the Texas Health Disparities Task Force.  Dr. Raphael’s awards have included the Health Advocacy Award from Doctors for Change and Meritorious Service Award from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Dr. Raphael graduated from Williams College with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.  He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in Health Care Management and Policy.  He completed the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  He subsequently completed the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy.  Most recently, Dr. Raphael earned a Graduate Certificate in Medical and Healthcare Management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University.