Jean L. Raphael, a nationally recognized health services researcher, is the founding director of the Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy at Texas Children's Hospital and an associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Raphael also 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.
Raphael is a practicing primary-care pediatrician focused on the needs of underserved children throughout Houston. He received his medical degree from the Harvard Medical School and his master's degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He also completed the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy.