John D. Herrington, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of 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.
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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

Yerys, B.E., Herrington, J.D., Bartley, G.K., Liu, H., Detre, J.M., Schultz, R.T.: Arterial spin labeling provides a reliable neurobiological marker of autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 10(1): 32, Dec 2018.

Clements, C.C., Zoltowski, A.R., Yankowitz, L.D., Yerys, B.E., Schultz, R.T., Herrington, J.D.: Evaluation of the Social Motivation Hypothesis of Autism: A Systematic Review Meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry 75(8), August 2018.

Herrington, J.D., Maddox, B.B., Kerns, C.M., Rump, K., Worley, J., Bush, J.C., McVey, A.J., Schultz, R.T., Miller, J.S.: Amygdala volume differences in autism spectrum disorder are related to anxiety. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 47(12): 3682-3691, Dec 2017.

Herrington, J.D., Maddox, B.B., McVey, A.J., Franklin, M.E., Yerys, B.E., Miller, J.S., & Schultz, R.T. : Negative valence in Autism Spectrum Disorder: the relationship between amygdala activity, selective attention, and co-occurring anxiety. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 2(8), Sept 2017.

Parish-Morris, J., Liberman, M.Y., Cieri, C., Herrington, J.D., Yerys, B.E., Bateman, L., Donaher, J., Ferguson, E., Pandey, J., Schultz, R.T.: Linguistic camouflage in girls with autism spectrum disorder. Molecular Autism Sept 2017.

Yerys, B.E., Herrington, J.D., Satterthwaite, T.D., Guy, L., Schultz, R.T., Bassett, D.S.: Globally weaker and topologically different: resting-state connectivity in youth with autism. Molecular Autism 8(1), July 2017.

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, J.C., Fisk IV, C.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.

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