Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Dr. Jason Rafferty is a board-certified child psychiatrist and pediatrician.  He is the medical director in the Gender & Sexuality Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and also works in adolescent co-occurring disorders at Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior as well as the Department of Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  He graduated from Harvard Medical School and obtained post-graduate training through the Triple Board Residency at Brown University.  The Triple Board is a combined program in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. He has additional degrees from Harvard University in public health concentrating on Maternal and Child Health, and education focused on adolescent development and psychology.  He is involved with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as the chair of the Section on LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness, frequently reviewing policy and publications related to LGBTQ+ adolescent health.  In fact, he was the lead author of the AAP’s 2018 policy statement, “Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents.” He is a board member for the Partnership for Male Youth and was a 2017 Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, which recognizes graduating trainees deemed likely to make a significant contribution to the field of psychiatry.

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