Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator, Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice


Dr. Jack Rusley, MD, MHS is a board-certified pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist, and an adolescent health researcher. 

He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and has appointments in the Alpert Medical School at Brown University and the Brown University School of Public Health in the Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice.  He is the director of research for the Division of Adolescent Medicine.

He completed his internship and residency in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds) at Maine Medical Center, fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Master in Health Science at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

His research interests include HIV prevention with a focus on family-based interventions for sexual minority and gender diverse adolescents and young adults.

His clinical work includes providing primary care to adolescents and young adults ages 12 to 26 at the Rhode Island Adolescent Healthcare Center.  He also provides specialty care for youth in the areas of substance use, family planning, STD testing and treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP), comprehensive LGBTQ services, and menstrual disorders.

His advocacy efforts include co-chairing the Rhode Island Health and Privacy Alliance, an inter-disciplinary and cross-sector group working to improve confidentiality in health services, especially regarding insurance.  He is also a member of the Society of Adolescent Health Medicine national advocacy committee. 

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