Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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John D. Herrington

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3535 Market Street, Suite 860
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267 426 7542
Fax: 267 426 7590
Lab: 267 426 7542
B.A. (Honors Psychology and English Literature)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1997.
M.Phil (Experimental Psychology)
University of Cambridge, 2002.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2005-2006.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2006-2008.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Herrington is a clinical psychologist using psychotherapy to treat anxiety disorders among children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Herrington is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Herrington joined CHOP’s Center for Autism Research (CAR) in 2008, and is the Associate Director of CAR’s Developmental Neuroimaging Program. His work concentrates on social and emotional information processes among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with a particular emphasis on the co-occurrence of anxiety disorders in ASD. His research examines the problem of anxiety in ASD across multiple levels of analysis, from neurobiological systems to diagnostic assessment. He recently completed one of the largest studies to date implementing formal diagnostic assessment of anxiety disorders in children with ASD. Dr. Herrington has received multiple NIH fellowships in developmental neurobiology, cognitive psychophysiology and statistical methods.

Selected Publications

Herrington, J.D., Miller, J.S., Pandey, J., Schultz, R.T. : Anxiety And Social Deficits Have Distinct Relationships with Amygdala Function in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 11(6): 907-914, June 2016.

Edgar, James C., Fisk IV, Charles L., Liu, S., Pandey, J., Herrington, J.D., Schultz, R.T., & Roberts, P.L.: Translating adult electrophysiology findings to younger patient populations: difficulty measuring 40 Hz auditory steady-state responses in typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disorder. Developmental Neuroscience 38(1): 1-14, February 2016.

Edgar, J.C., Fisk, C.L., Berman, J.I., Chudnovskaya, D., Liu, S., Pandey, J., Herrington, J.D., Port, R.G., Schultz, R.T, Roberts, T.P.L.: Auditory encoding abnormalities in children with autism spectrum disorder suggest delayed development of auditory cortex. Molecular Autism 6: 6-69, December 2015.

Pugliese, C.E., Kenworthy, L., Hus Bal, V., Wallace, G.L., Yerys, B. E., Maddox, B. B., White, S. W., Popal, H., Armour, A. C., Miller, J., Herrington, J. D., Schultz, R. T., Martin, A., Anthony, L. : Replication and comparison of the newly proposed ADOS-2, Module 4 Algorithm in ASD without ID: A multi-site study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 45(12): 3919-3931, December 2015.

Kerns, C.M., Maddox, B.B., Kendall, P.C., Rump, K., Berry, L., Schultz, R.T., Souders, M.C., Bennett, A., Herrington, J., Miller, J.: Brief measures of anxiety in non-treatment-seeking youth with autism spectrum disorder. Autism 19(8): 969-979, November 2015.

Chevallier, C., Parish-Morris, J., McVey, A., Rump, K., Sasson, N. J., Herrington, J. D., Schultz, R. T.: Measuring social attention and Motivation in Autism Spectrum Disorder using eye-tracking: Stimulus type matters. Autism Research 8(5): 620-628, Oct 2015.

Herrington, J.D., Riley, M.E., Grupe, D.W., Schultz, R.T.: Successful facial recognition is associated with increased prefrontal cortex activation in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 45(4): 902-910, April 2015.

Edgar, J.C., Heikan,K., Chen,Y.-H., Herrington, J.D., Chow, V.Y., Lui, S., Bloy, L., Huang, M.-X., Pandey, J., Cannon, K.M., Qasmieh, S., Schultz, R.T., Roberts, T.P.L. : Resting-state alpha in autism spectrum disorder and alpha associations with thalamic volume. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 45(3), March 2015.

Kerns, C.M., Kendall, P.C., Berry, L., Souders, M.C., Franklin, M.E., Schultz, R.T., Miller, J., Herrington, J.D.: Traditional and atypical presentations of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 44(11): 2851-2861, June 2014.

Gossen, A., Groppe, S.E., Winkler, L., Kohls, G., Herrington, J.D., Schultz, R.T., Gründer, G., Spreckelmeyer, K.N.: Neural evidence for an association between social proficiency and sensitivity to social reward. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 9(5): 661-670, May 2014.

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