Jason R. Rafferty, MD, MEd, MPH

Medical Director, Gender and Sexuality Program, Hasbro Children's Hospital; Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist, Vista at Bradley Hospital

Jason Rafferty, MD, MEd, MPH, (he/him) is a board-certified child psychiatrist and pediatrician in the Vista program at Bradley Hospital and medical director of the Gender and Sexuality Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He is also a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior and pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Dr. Rafferty 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. Dr. Rafferty 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.


  • Medical School:  Harvard School of Medicine, Boston
  • Residency:  Rhode Island Hospital