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 focusing on the treatment of anxiety in neurodiverse and neurotypical populations

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Herrington is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He directs the Emotion and Neurodiversity Laboratory, and is Co-Director of the Developmental Neuroimaging Program at CHOP's Center for Autism Research. Dr. Herrington's work focuses on social and emotional information processes in neurotypical and neurodiverse populations, with a particular emphasis on the co-occurrence of anxiety disorders in autism. His research examines the problem of anxiety in ASD across multiple levels of analysis, from neurobiological systems to clinical practice. Dr. Herrington has two active NIH grants focused on the identification of depression and anxiety symptoms using computer vision and computational linguistics.

Selected Publications

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.

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.

Sariyanedi, E., Zampella, C.J., Bartley, G.K., Herrington, J.D., Schultz, R.T., Tunc, B.: Discovering synchronized subsets of sequences: A large scale solution. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Computer Vision Foundation Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2020: 9490-9499, June 2020.

Yankowitz, L., Herrington, J.D., Yerys, B.E., Pereira, J.A., Pandey, J., Schultz, R.T.: Evidence Against the “Normalization” Prediction of the Early Brain Overgrowth Hypothesis of Autism. Molecular Autism 11(2): 51, June 2020.

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.

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.

Herrington, J. D.: Commentary: Cognitive and emotional empathy in transdiagnostic research - reflections on Klapwijk et al. (2016). The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 57(6): 748-749, June 2016.

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): 510-517, Sept 2017.

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.

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Last updated: 08/10/2023
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