Flaura Koplin Winston, MD PhD
Flaura Koplin Winston, MD PhD
Flaura Koplin Winston, MD PhD is a board-certified pediatrician, a doctorally-trained
biomechanical engineer and a public health researcher, who conducts research at the
interface of child and adolescent health, injury, engineering and behavioral science.
She is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and
serves as the Scientific Director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Director the National Science
Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, the Center for Child
Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS), and Director of a National
Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates site.
Dr. Winston currently
serves as an Associate Editor of Injury Prevention, has served on multiple US federal
study sections, committees and advisory panels and held executive committee positions
with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Secretariat for the International
Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention. For her work, Dr. Winston has
received funding from federal, state, corporate and non-profit foundation sources, with
major funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the State of Pennsylvania
and State Farm Insurance Companies.
She has received awards from a range of
organizations which reflect her interdisciplinary background: American Society of
Mechanical Engineers; American Academy of Pediatrics; the Governor’s Highway
Safety Association; American Philosophical Society; National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration; University of Pennsylvania; US Maternal and Child Health Bureau;
Academy Health; Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAHO) &
National Quality Forum; US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; American
Public Health Association; American Institute of Medical and Bioengineering; and Johns
Hopkins University Society of Scholars. Dr. Winston’s work is published in peer-
reviewed journals and conference proceedings in the area of traffic injury (teen driver
safety, child occupant protection
and promotion of recovery after child injury).
She was the Philadelphia Jewish Voice's
founding Raising a Mensch editor.
She can be contacted at winston @ pjvoice.com
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