Stephanie Filigno Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor Pediatr

Stephanie Filigno received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada-Reno in 2007. She completed an NIH T32 postdoctoral fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in the Child Behavior and Nutrition training program under the mentorship of Drs. Lori Stark and Scott Powers. She assumed the role of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital CF Center psychologist in 2009 and co-directs the CCHMC CF Behavioral Health program (Chris Siracusa, MD co-director). Dr. Filigno is a member of the CF Foundation Mental Health Advisory Committee, and is active in the Training and Education workgroup. Clinically, she provides outpatient psychological services to children and their families to assist with coping with managing the chronic illness, as well as improve mental health and medical outcomes, quality of life and treatment adherence. Dr. Filigno's research interests focus on prevention and early intervention to promote wellness for children and their families, particularly in cystic fibrosis and obesity. She has served as a co-investigator on funded trials at the foundation and federal level that have targeted improved health status for young children with cystic fibrosis and obesity. These trials have spanned from intervention development, to testing, to dissemination and implementation. Dr. Filigno serves as a consultant on a study funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through the STRC (PI= Lisa Opipari-Arrigan, PhD) testing the implementation of a behavioral-nutrition intervention for children with CF. Dr. Filigno's current line of research examines psychosocial factors that are associated with health outcomes, promotion of school success, and mental health promotion in CF.