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Jim Herrington, PhD

Jim Herrington, PhD

Executive Director
Emerging Partnerships
Department of Health Behavior

Jim Herrington, PhD, is a global health professional and an experienced health behavior epidemiologist. He is the executive director of emerging partnerships for the Gillings School 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.

Key Publications

Prevalence and Estimated Economic Burden of Substandard and Falsified Medicines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ozawa, S., Evans, D., Bessias, S., Haynie, D., Yemeka, T., Laing, S., and Herrington J. (2018). JAMA Network Open, 1(4), e181662.

United States Travelers' Concern about Zika Infection and Willingness to Receive a Hypothetical Zika Vaccine. Vielot, N.A., Stamm L, Herrington J., Squiers L., Kelly B., McCormack L., Becker-Dreps S. (2018). American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Jun(98), 1848-1856.
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Zika Virus Prevention: U.S. Travelers' Knowledge, Risk Perceptions, and Behavioral Intentions-A National Survey. Squiers L., Herrington J., Kelly B., Bann C., Becker-Dreps S., Stamm L., Johnson M., McCormack L. (2018). American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Jun(98), 1837-1847.
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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

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