Anna Herriott

Harold A. Richman Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Anna Herriott is the Harold A. Richman Postdoctoral Fellow at Chapin Hall. Her research interests include maternal stress and well-being, parental substance use disorders, early childhood mental health, and the parent-child relationship. She is particularly interested in research that aims to support young children and families impacted by processes of marginalization, including trauma related to poverty, racism, classism, and sexism. Herriott is currently working on the evaluation of an infant and early childhood mental health consultation model across early childhood systems in Illinois. As part of her fellowship, she is also working at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago on a randomized control trial examining the role of community doulas within home visiting programs for young mothers and their infants.

Herriott previously worked at Boston University on treatment development and evaluation studies examining the effects of clinical interventions on families with young children, including a study of military families and two other studies of parents with substance use disorders. Prior to this, Herriott coordinated research studies on young children’s behavior and the impact of violence exposure on anxiety and disruptive behavior in young children. Her dissertation research focused on prenatal care in the context of substance use disorders.

Herriott received a PhD in Social Work and Sociology from Boston University. She received an MSW from Boston University and an MS in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute.

PhD in Social Work and Sociology, Boston University

Master of Social Work, Boston University

Master of Science in Early Childhood Education, Erikson Institute

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Paris, R., Herriott, A., Maru, M. (2019, March). Factors contributing to dropout from a therapeutic parenting intervention for mothers with substance use disorders (SUDs). Symposium presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development 2019 Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Paris, R., Herriott, A., & Holt, M. (2018, May). High-risk parenting: The interplay of trauma, substance misuse and reflective functioning. Symposium presentation at the 16th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Rome, Italy.

Herriott, A., Maru, M., Kayajian, E., & Paris, R. (2018, January). Development of a parenting intervention for substance dependent mothers with trauma histories: Perspectives of clients and clinicians. Symposium presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research 22nd Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Paris, R., Herriott, A., & Quinn, J. (2018, January). Studying mechanisms of change in a trauma-focused parenting intervention: Using qualitative data to understand quantitative measurement. Symposium presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research 22nd Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Paris, R., Herriott, A., & Quinn, J. (2017, January). Examining the feasibility of enhancing substance use treatment with a therapeutic parenting intervention. Symposium presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research 21st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 Herriott, A., Paris, R., Spielman, E., & Sommer, A. (2016, June). Substance dependent mothers’ experiences with care providers: Understanding the impact of the social construction of motherhood. Poster presentation at the 15th World Congress of the World Association of Infant Mental Health, Prague, Czech Republic.

Herriott, A., Paris, R., & Holt, M. (2015, January). Parenting and addiction: Impact of trauma and mental health on maternal reflective functioning. Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Herriott, A., Paris, R., Spielman, E., & Kaufman, P. (2014, June). The development and implementation of a community-based intervention: A collaborative approach. Paper presentation at the Third International Conference on Practice Research, New York, NY.

Paris, R., Herriott, A., Holt, M., & Gould, K. (2015). Differential responsiveness to a parenting intervention for mothers in substance abuse treatment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 50, 206–217. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.09.007

Spielman, E., Herriott, A., Paris, R., & Sommer, A. (2015). Building a model program for substance-exposed newborns and their families: From needs assessment to intervention, evaluation and consultation. Zero to Three, 36(1), 47–56.