Pushing Boundaries in Public Health: Precision, Prevention, and Entrepreneurship

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Amado Recital Hall in Irvine Auditorium

12:00-1:30 PM

Lunch Provided


Description: How do we push boundaries in public health to improve health outcomes? What is “Precision Prevention” and how has it contributed to the dramatic public health achievements for children over the past 100 years? These questions will be addressed in a talk by Dr. Flaura Winston, Distinguished Chair of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She will draw from her successes in the field of pediatric injury prevention, and describe a public health future that is built on a tiered risk framework –Precision Prevention – that goes beyond universal level interventions in order to meet the needs of those at highest risk. Throughout her talk, Dr. Winston will emphasize the importance of public health entrepreneurship to ensure successful and sustainable implementation.

Speaker Bio: 

Flaura Koplin Winston, MD PhD is an internationally recognized, Board-certified, practicing pediatrician, a doctorally-trained engineer, a public health researcher, Scientific Director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention and Science, Director, National Science Foundation Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies, and Medical Advisor for Innovation at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. 

She leads large interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams who conduct work at the interface of child and adolescent health, injury, engineering, technology and behavioral science. Dr. Winston's work is published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She applies clinical models and systematic, pragmatic research methods to the development and evaluation of novel approaches, largely focused on the use of technology to promote health and prevent injury. To do this work, she has demonstrated ability in pulling together experts across disciplines and industries to create, evaluate and implement solutions for major health and safety problems that achieve measurable impact.