Jim Herrington, PhD

Executive Director Gillings Global Gateway
Professor of the Practice Department of Health Behavior

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Jim Herrington is a global health professional and an experienced health behavior epidemiologist. He is the executive director of the Gillings Global Gateway™ and professor of the practice of health behavior in the Department of Health Behavior.

Dr. Herrington sees more commonalities than differences among people and populations, from the Senegalese families he worked with in the Peace Corps to relatives on the American Indian side of his family.

Internationally, he has worked extensively in West Africa and completed assignments all over the world. His experience as a health behavior epidemiologist includes family planning services, childhood communicable illnesses and vector-borne infectious diseases.

Herrington’s published works have focused on addressing global health problems such as malaria and counterfeit drugs.

As the executive director of Gillings Global Gateway, Herrington leads the Gillings School’s efforts for faculty and students to gain global perspectives and global experience.

Key Publications

Participatory Community Approaches for Social and Behavior Change. Hoffmann KD, Lenette Christine Golding LC, Herrington JE., co-editors Frontiers in Public Health, in press.

The Global Pandemic of Falsified Medicines: Laboratory and Field Innovations and Policy Implications. Herrington JE, Nayyar GML, Breman JG. co-editors (2015). American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92(6 Suppl), 113-118.

Responding to the Pandemic of Falsified Medicines. Nayyar GML,Attaran, A, Clark JP, Culzoni JM, Fernandez FM, Herrington JE, Megan Kendall M, Newton PN, Breman JG (2015). American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92(6 Suppl), 113-118.


PhD, Environmental Health / Epidemiology, Colorado State University

MPH, Health Behavior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill