John D. Herrington, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Director, Developmental Neuroimaging Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Director, Data and Statistical Core, Center for Autism Research , The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2716 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
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.
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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

Hocking, M.C., Schultz, R.T., Minturn, J.E., Brodsky, C., Albee, M., Herrington, J.D.: Reduced Fusiform Gyrus Activation During Face Processing in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 28(8): 937-946, Oct 2022.

Nuske, H.J., Goodwin, M.S., Kushleyeva, Y., Forsyth, D., Pennington, J.W., Masino, A., Finkel, E., Bhattacharya, A., Tan, J., Tai, H., Atkinson-Diaz, Z., Bonafide, C.P., Herrington, J.D.: Evaluating commercially available wireless cardiovascular monitors for measuring and transmitting real-time physiological responses in children with autism. Autism Research 15(1): 117-130, Jan 2022.

Parma, V., Cellini, N., Guy, L., McVey, A.J., Rump, K., Worley, J., Maddox, B.B., Bush, J., Bennett A., Franklin, M., Miller, J.S., Herrington, J.D.: Profiles of Autonomic Activity in Autism Spectrum Disorder with and without Anxiety. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 51(12): 4459-4470, Dec 2021.

Herrington J.D., Hartung, E.A., Laney, N.C., Hooper, S.R., Furth, S.L.: Decreased Neural Connectivity in the Default Mode Network Among Youth and Young Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease. Seminars in Nephrology 41(5): 455-461, Sep 2021.

Hocking, M.C., Albee, M., Brodsky, C., Shabason, E., Wang, L., Schultz, R.T., Herrington, J.D.: Face Processing and Social Functioning in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors Journal of Pediatric Psychology jsab067, July 2021.

Timko, C.A., Herrington, J.D., Bhattacharya, A., Kuschner, E.S., Yerys, B.E.: Caregiver Report of Executive Functioning in Adolescent Females With Anorexia Nervosa or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology 11: 586264, Feb 2021.

Yankowitz, L.D., Yerys, B.E., Herrington, J.D., Pandey, J., Schultz, R.T.: Dissociating Regional Gray Matter Density and Gray Matter Volume in Autism Spectrum Condition. Neuroimage: Clinical 32: 10288, Jan 2021.

Zampella, C., Bennetto, L., & Herrington, J.D.: Computer Vision Analysis of Reduced Interpersonal Affect Coordination in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Research 13(23): 2133-2142, December 2020.

Maddox, B.B., Lecavalier, L., Miller, J.S., Pritchett, J., Hollway, J., White, S.W., Gillespie, S., Evans, A.N., Schultz, R.T., Herrington, J.D., Bearss, K., Scahill, L: Reliability and validity of the Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale modified for autism spectrum disorder. Autism 24(7): 1773-1782, October 2020.

Wang, L.A.L., Herrington, J.D., Tunc, B., Schultz, R.T.: Bayesian regression-based developmental norms for the Benton Facial Recognition Test in males and females. Behavior Research Methods 52(4): 1516-1527, August 2020.

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Last updated: 01/23/2023
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