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John D. Herrington

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.
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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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