Stephanie Filigno, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4336

Fax 513-636-3677

Email stephanie.filigno@cchmc.org

Clinical Interests

Behavior management in toddlers and preschoolers; adherence to treatment in chronic illness (CF and obesity); coping and adjustment; child anxiety, toileting


Stephanie Spear Filigno, PhD, joined Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology as an assistant professor of pediatrics after completing her research fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s under the mentorship of Drs. Scott Powers and Lori Stark.

During her fellowship she developed and delivered family-based behavior and nutrition treatments for obese preschoolers and young children with cystic fibrosis. She continues to collaborate on these projects, and independently develop quality improvement projects in cystic fibrosis with an early intervention behavior and nutrition focus.

Stephanie also works with the Cystic Fibrosis Center to help families cope with the demands of the cystic fibrosis treatment regimen, reach nutrition recommendations, and improve adherence to treatment.

PhD: University of Nevada, Reno, NV, 2007.

Internship: Boystown, Nebraska Internship Consortium of Professional Psychology, Omaha, NE, 2006-2007.

Fellowship: Pediatric Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2007-2009.

Stark LJ, Spear S, Boles R, Kuhl E, Ratcliff M, Scharf C, Bolling C, Rausch J. A pilot randomized controlled trial of a clinic and home-based behavioral intervention to decrease obesity in preschoolers. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Jan;19(1):134-41.  

Borowitz B, Robinson K, Rosenfeld M, Davis SD, Sabadosa KA, Spear SL, Michel SH, Parad RB, White TB, Farrell PM, Marshall BC, Accurso FJ.  Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Evidence-Based Guidelines for Management of Infants with Cystic Fibrosis. Journal of Pediatrics. 2009;155(6):S73-S93.