Ania Filus (USA/Poland)
Senior Research Associate
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Ania Filus, PhD, is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She also serves as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Parenting and Family Support Center (PFSC) at the University of Queensland, Australia. Ania is a family and cross-cultural psychologist as well as a biostatistician. Her research focuses on the effects parenting and child well-being and health outcomes and the cross-cultural aspects of these. She is specifically interested in parenting and parental self-efficacy in the context of childhood illness. She is also interested in measures development to tract parent and child outcomes and the clinical utility and validity of child self-reported vs. parent proxy-reported measures of child health and wellbeing. Ania is currently investigating how self-efficacy is related to parenting skills, acculturation and further child outcomes among immigrant families and how the information obtained from both child self- and parent proxy-reports can be utilized to understand individual changes in child outcomes due to treatment or intervention.