Heidi Herrick, MD


Heidi Herrick, MD is a Fellow in the Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Research Training (PHEOT) program managed by the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also a fellow in the division of neonatology at CHOP and a student in the Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology program at Penn.

Dr. Herrick received a BA in Human Biology with a concentration in international health and infectious disease from Stanford University and her MD from the University of California San Francisco. After pediatric residency and chief residency at UCSF, she joined CHOP as a fellow in the division of neonatology. Her intended area of research is a human factors approach to improve delivery room care with the ultimate goal of improving neonatal outcomes. Up to 10 percent of full term infants, and the majority of preterm infants, require resuscitation at birth. Dr. Herrick is currently working on a project to identify and classify common flow disruptions or deviations during neonatal resuscitation, which will inform future interventional studies designed to optimize the delivery room environment, enable highly functional resuscitation teams, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.