Stephanie Filigno, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4336

Fax: 513-636-3677


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Clinical Interests

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

Research Interests

Early intervention; adherence to treatment in chronic illness (CF and obesity); development and testing of brief behavioral interventions; quality improvement


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.

Education and Training

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.


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