John D. Herrington, Ph.D.

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

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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

Amoss, T.R., Leong, T., Evans, A.N., Ousley, O., Herrington, J.D., Lecavalier, L., Goodwin, M.S., Hofmann, S.G., & Scahill, L. : A Pilot Study of Cardiovascular Reactivity in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology 2: 100807, July 2020.

Hocking, M., Parish-Morris, J., Schultz, R.T., Minturn, J.E., Brodsky, C., Shabason, E.K., Herrington J.D.: Diminished Social Attention in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors: Using Eye Tracking Technology During Naturalistic Social Perception. Neuropsychology 34(3): 350-358, Mar 2020.

Scahill, L., Lecavalier, L., Schultz, R.T., Evans, A.N., Maddox, B.B., Pritchett, J., Herrington, J.D., Gillespe, S., Miller, J.S., Amoss, R.T., Aman, M.G., Bearss, K., Gadow, K. D, Edwards, M.C.: Development of the parent-rated anxiety scale for youth with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 58(9): 887-896, September 2019.

Masino, A.J., Forsyth, D., Nuske, H.J., Herrington, J.D., Pennington, J., Kushleyeva, Y., Bonafide, C.P.: M-Health and autism: Recognizing stress and anxiety with machine learning and wearables data. 2019 IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS) Page: 714-719, June 2019.

Nuske, H.J., Finkel, E., Hedley, D., Parma, V., Tomczuk, L., Pellecchia, M., Herrington, J.D., Marcus, S.C., Mandell, D.S., Dissanayake, C.: Heart rate increase predicts challenging behavior episodes in preschoolers with autism. Stress 22(3): 303-311, May 2019.

Yerys, B.E., Tunc, B., Satterthwaite, T.D., Antezana, L., Mosner, M.G., Bertollo, J.R., Guy, L., Schultz, R.T., Herrington, J.D. : Functional connectivity of fronto-parietal and salience/ventral attention networks have independent associations with co-occurring ADHD symptoms in children with autism. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 4(4): 343-351, April 2019.

Brodsky, C., Shabason, E.K., Minturn, J.E., Blum, N., Schultz, R., Herrington, J.D., Hocking, M.: Facial processing abilities and social functioning in pediatric brain tumor survivors, children with autism spectrum disorder, and typically developing children. Journal of Clinical Oncology 36: 157, March 2019.

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 and meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry 75(8): 797-808, 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.

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Last updated: 09/17/2020
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