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Dr. Jean Raphael


Texas Medical Center
Specialty Care

Academic General Pediatrics, Blood Disorders
Phone: 832-822-3436 (Main) | 346-227-7275 (Palm)
Fax: 832-825-9005 (Main) | 713-396-1995 (Palm)


Texas Children's Hospital Primary Care Practice at Palm Center
5400 Griggs Road
Suite 101
Houston, TX 77021

Jean Leclerc Raphael, MD, MPH

Attending Physician

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology and Section of Academic General Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Harvard School of Public Health Other Master of Public Health 2006
Children's Hospital Boston Residency Pediatrics 2005
Children's Hospital Boston Residency Pediatrics 2004
Children's Hospital Boston Internship Pediatrics 2002
Harvard Medical School Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2001
Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship Minority Health Policy


Dr. Raphael completed Pediatric Residency Training at the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics (Children's Hospital Boston/Boston Medical Center) and subsequently obtained advanced training in health disparities in the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy while concurrently earning a Master of Public Health in 2006. He was invited to join the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in July 2006 with a primary appointment in Academic General Pediatrics and secondary appointment in Hematology/Oncology.

Dr. Jean Raphael is a physician for the Sickle Cell Program at Texas Children’s Hematology Center. He is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.


Organization Name Role
Academic Pediatrics Association Member
AcademyHealth Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American College of Physician Executives Member
American Public Health Association Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
Texas Pediatric Society Member

Research Statement

Jean Raphael is a board-certified pediatrician and promising early stage investigator who has developed a research program focused on developing behavioral interventions to addressing health disparities among low-income racial/ethnic minority children. He has specifically used sickle cell disease as model of addressing minority health.

Dr. Jean Raphael's research interests are in transcranial doppler screening in sickle cell populations, quality improvement in sickle cell disease, and health disparities. 

Dr. Raphael currently has 80% effort dedicated to research with 20% effort for clinical teaching. He has been the principal investigator on a number of grants focused on minority health. Most relevant to this proposal, he has 13 articles published on pediatric sickle cell disease and 5 others focused on pediatric health disparities.

Dr. Raphael seeks to become an independent, NIH-funded clinician-scientist and is uniquely qualified to lead this interdisciplinary research team in conducting the proposed project to develop a text messaging intervention to improve adherence to hydroxyurea among African-American children with sickle cell disease.

Selected Publications



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