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Stephanie Filigno, PhD


  • Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
My care is grounded in the importance of building healthy and enduring parent-child bonds early in life. I help parents understand what we would expect for the child's development and life experiences, and how best to teach, model and build skills needed to meet expectations and thrive.

About

Biography

I am a pediatric psychologist who specializes in working with children, teens and young adults with cystic fibrosis. I help them balance the demands of their treatment regimen with living a life that is really meaningful to them. I also specialize in treating preschool children with emotional and behavioral concerns, including tantrums, anxiety, sleep and toileting.

Helping support family wellness, fun and connection has always been meaningful and rewarding for me. I partner with my patients and families to help them build the skills that will be theirs to keep, and allow them to be the healthiest family they can be. My care is grounded in the importance of building healthy and enduring parent-child bonds early in life. I help parents understand what we would expect for the child's development and life experiences, and how best to teach, model and build skills needed to meet expectations and thrive. We actively set goals and track progress toward these goals. We work hard together and have fun while building important skills that can last a lifetime.

In addition to my clinical care of patients, I lead and partner with others on research. My research focus is broadly in early intervention to improve the health and wellness of children and their families, including emotion and behavior, nutrition and school functioning. Much of my research is in chronic illnesses such as cystic fibrosis and obesity, and is focused on wellness, education and care improvement. I also educate medical trainees in behavioral healthcare.

I find balance in listening to music, cooking, enjoying art, and being with friends and family.

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Publications

Assessment of treatment burden and complexity in cystic fibrosis: A quality improvement project. Hente, E; Weiland, J; Mullen, L; Hawke, J; Schuler, CL; Filigno, SS; Siracusa, C. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2021; 56:1992-1999.

Promoting emotional wellness in children with cystic fibrosis, Part I: Child and family resilience. Prieur, MG; Christon, LM; Mueller, A; Smith, BA; Georgiopoulos, AM; Boat, TF; Filigno, SS. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2021; 56 Suppl 1:S97-S106.

Promoting emotional wellness in children with CF, part II: Mental health assessment and intervention. Georgiopoulos, AM; Christon, LM; Filigno, SS; Mueller, A; Prieur, MG; Boat, TF; Smith, BA. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2021; 56 Suppl 1:S107-S122.

Innovative pediatric resident training in behavioral health and communication: Pilot study results. Herbst, RB; Burkhardt, MC; Filigno, SS; Kerr, A; Boat, TF. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2021.

A Pilot Study of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to Improve Well-Being for Health Professionals Providing Chronic Disease Care. Hente, E; Sears, R; Cotton, S; Pallerla, H; Siracusa, C; Filigno, SS; Boat, T. Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 224:87-93.e1.

Introduction to Cystic Fibrosis for Mental Health Care Coordinators and Providers: Collaborating to Promote Wellness. Mueller, AE; Georgiopoulos, AM; Reno, KL; Roach, CM; Kvam, CM; Quittner, AL; Lomas, P; Smith, BA; Filigno, SS. Health and Social Work. 2020; 45:202-210.

Assessing and responding to stress related to pulmonary function testing in cystic fibrosis through quality improvement. Nusbaum, K; Filigno, SS; Feldstein, J; Hente, E; Koch, E; Mullen, L; Weiland, J; Boat, T; Siracusa, C. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2020; 55:1139-1146.

Executive functioning in pediatric cystic fibrosis: A preliminary study and conceptual model. Borschuk, AP; Molitor, S; Everhart, RS; Siracusa, C; Filigno, SS. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2020; 55:939-947.

Cystic Fibrosis. Borschuk, AP; Filigno, SS. Clinical Handbook of Psychological Consultation in Pediatric Medical Settings. 2020.

Maintenance Following a Randomized Trial of a Clinic and Home-based Behavioral Intervention of Obesity in Preschoolers. Stark, LJ; Filigno, SS; Kichler, JC; Bolling, C; Ratcliff, MB; Robson, SM; Simon, SL; McCullough, MB; Clifford, LM; Stough, CO; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 213:128-136.e3.

From the Blog


Tips For Kids Feeling Socially Anxious As We Emerge From The Pandemic
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Tips For Kids Feeling Socially Anxious As We Emerge From The Pandemic

By Stephanie Filigno, PhD7/12/2021

COVID-19: Tips to Help Kids Wear Face Masks
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COVID-19: Tips to Help Kids Wear Face Masks

By Stephanie Filigno, PhD5/29/2020

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