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Flaura Koplin Winston
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 @

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