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Flaura K. Winston, MD PhD

Flaura K. Winston, MD PhD

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Professor of Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Center for Injury Research and Prevention
3535 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-5208
Fax: 215-590-5425
BSE (Bioengineering)
University of Pennsylvani, 1983.
MSE (Bioengineering)
University of Pennsylvania, 1984.
Ph.D. (Bioengineering)
University of Pennsylvania, 1989.
University of Pennsylvania, 1990.
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Description of Research Expertise

I am 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. My focus is on addressing the leading cause of death and acquired disability in children and adolescents: traffic crashes. My work spans prevention of teen driver crashes, child passenger safety and secondary prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder after injury.

Selected Publications

Zonfrillo, MR, Kumar, M, Fortes, JA, Winston, FK: Telecenter for secure, remote, collaborative child fatality review. Injury Prevention 18(6): 399-404, 2012.

Winston, Flaura K. Jacobsohn, Lela.: A practical approach for applying best practices in behavioural interventions to injury prevention. Injury Prevention 16(2): 107-12, Apr 2010.

Winston FK, Schwarz DF, Baker SP: Biomechanical epidemiology: a new approach to injury control research. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care 40(5): 820-824, 1996.

Winston FK, Durbin D, Kallan M, Moll E: The danger of premature graduation to seat belts for young children; running head: Young children in seat belts. Pediatrics 105(6): 1179-1183, 2000.

Ginsburg, Kenneth R. Winston, Flaura K. Senserrick, Teresa M. Garcia-Espana, Felipe. Kinsman, Sara. Quistberg, D Alex. Ross, James G. Elliott, Michael R.: National young-driver survey: teen perspective and experience with factors that affect driving safety. Pediatrics 121(5): e1391-403, May 2008.

de Vries, A P. Kassam-Adams, N. Cnaan, A. Sherman-Slate, E. Gallagher, P R. Winston, F K.: Looking beyond the physical injury: posttraumatic stress disorder in children and parents after pediatric traffic injury. Pediatrics 104(6): 1293-9, Dec 1999.

Zonfrillo, M.R., Master, C.L., Grady, M.F., Winston, F.K., Callahan, J.M., Arbogast, K.B.: Pediatric Providers’ Self-Reported Knowledge, Practices, and Attitudes About Concussion. Pediatrics 130(6): 1120-1125, 2012.

Durbin, D.R., Elliott, M.R., Winston, F.K.: Belt-positioning booster seats and reduction in risk of injury among children in vehicle crashes. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 289(21): 2835-2840, 2003.

García-España, J.F., Winston, F.K., Durbin, D.R.: Safety Belt Laws and Disparities in Safety Belt Use Among US High-School Drivers. Journal Information 102(6): 1128-1134, 2012.

Marsac, ML, Kassam-Adams, N., Hildenbrand, AK, Kohser, KL, Winston, FK: After the injury: initial evaluation of a web-based intervention for parents of injured children. Health Education Research 26(1): 1-12, 2011.

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