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Dr. Winston is a pediatrician, engineer, and public health researcher conducting research at the interface of child and adolescent health, injury, engineering, and behavioral science. Her work focuses on traffic injury, and her research to action to impact approach has led to evidence-based digital health to improve health outcomes.
Dr. Flaura Koplin Winston is the distinguished chair in the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a tenured professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
At CHOP, she is the founder and scientific director of the National Science Foundation Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies and the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, and she leads the CHOP Innovation Ecosystem Initiative. Her interdisciplinary background in medicine, engineering, and public health has allowed her to conduct research at the interface of child and adolescent health, injury, technology, and behavior, which led her to establish the scientific foundation dedicated to the principal cause of child death—injury—while also building and leading effective multi-stakeholder healthcare and prevention teams.
Her “research-to-action-to-impact” approach to academic entrepreneurship has led to new patents, products, programs, policies, and laws, as well as a CHOP spin-out technology company called Diagnostic Driving, Inc.
For her scientifically rigorous and impactful work, in 2017 she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Education and Training
BSE, University of Pennsylvania (Bioengineering), 1983
MSE, University of Pennsylvania (Bioengineering), 1984
PhD, University of Pennsylvania (Bioengineering), 1989
MD, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania (Bioengineering), 1991
Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University (Injury Prevention), 1995
Titles and Academic Titles
Founder/Scientific Director, Center for Injury Research and Prevention
Director, Center for Child Injury and Prevention Studies (CChIPS)
Science and Medical Advisor, Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at CHOP Research Institute
Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers, 2011
Scholar, Fulbright Specialist Roster, 2012
Scholar, TRD Med Research Scholar Program, 2013-2015
Member, American Pediatric Society, 2014
Member, National Academy of Medicine, 2017
Achievement Award, Section on Injury and Poison Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1996
World Traffic Safety Award, GNYADA, 2001
Peter O'Rourke Special Achievement Award, National Association of Governors Highway Safety Representatives, 2002
Daland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Patient-Oriented Clinical Research, American Philosophical Society, 2003
U.S. Government Award for Special Appreciation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, 2003
AcademyHealth Health Services Research Impact Award, 2007
Fellow Achievement Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007
John M Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award, Individual Achievement, National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission, 2007
National/International Health Impact Award, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
Excellence in Science Award, American Public Health Association, 2009
International Safety media Award for www.aftertheinjury.org, 10th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 2010