Jean L. Raphael, M.D., M.P.H. is founding Director of the Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy at Texas Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a nationally recognized health services researcher with a focus on improving systems of care for underserved and minority children with chronic conditions. Dr. Raphael serves as Chair of the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee of the Academic Pediatric Association and is a past appointee of the Lieutenant Governor to the Texas Health Disparities Task Force.
Dr. Raphael’s awards have included the Research Mentorship Award from the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Health Advocacy Award from Doctors for Change, and Meritorious Service Award from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Dr. Raphael received his B.A. from Williams College, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. He also completed the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. Dr. Raphael is a practicing primary care pediatrician, serving underserved children throughout Houston.