Stephanie Filigno Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor Pediatrics

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 Mental Health Coordinator in 2016. 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. Dr. Filigno has served as a co-investigator on a study funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (PI= Lori J. Stark, PhD) that supported the early design of the web-based translation of the BeInCharge behavior–nutrition intervention that is currently funded by the CFF through the STRC (PI= Lisa Opipari-Arrigan, PhD). Dr. Filigno's current line of research examines behavioral interventions to improve nutrition outcomes in CF and psychosocial factors that are associated with CF health outcomes. Dr. Filigno also serves as the PI on a project examining academic functioning and academic support needs in the pediatric CF population, and the relationship between academic outcomes and psychosocial and medical outcomes. Dr. Filigno serves as the Co-Director of the CCHMC CF Behavioral Health program (Chris Siracusa, MD Co-director) and is highly engaged in several quality improvement collaborations with the CF team.