Avshalom Caspi

Avshalom Caspi

Edward M. Arnett Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

External Address: 
2020 W Main Street Suite 201, Box 104410, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
2020 W Main Street Suite 201, Box 104410, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
919.684.5835

Overview

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Cornell University 1986

  • M.A., Cornell University 1983

  • B.A., University of California - Santa Cruz 1981

Selected Grants

Behavior and Physiology in Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2015 to 2025

Comprehensive portrait of long-term cannabis users: Are they ready for old age? awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2020 to 2024

Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Meta-Flexibility awarded by National Institutes of Health (Advisor). 2019 to 2024

Preparing Genetic Counselors for Genomic Medicine Research awarded by National Institutes of Health (Significant Contributor). 2017 to 2022

Aging in 1000 healthy young adults: the Dunedin Study awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2021

Neural signatures of healthy and unhealthy aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Investigator). 2015 to 2021

Neuropsychological and genomic signatures of violence exposure in childhood awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2019

Generating new knowledge to support reversibility interventions awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Genetic and Behavioral Predictors of Susceptibility to Social Stress awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2015

Behavior And Physiology In Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1999 to 2015

Pages

Caspi, A., and T. E. Moffitt. “Longitudinal cohort research: Sowing, nurturing, waiting, harvesting.” Scientists Making a Difference: One Hundred Eminent Behavioral and Brain Scientists Talk about Their Most Important Contributions, 2016, pp. 249–55. Scopus, doi:10.1017/CBO9781316422250.055. Full Text

Caspi, A., et al. “Unraveling girls’ delinquency: Biological, dispositional, and contextual contributions to adolescent misbehavior.” Risks and Problem Behaviors in Adolescence, 2014, pp. 293–304.

Wertz, Jasmin, et al. “Association of History of Psychopathology With Accelerated Aging at Midlife.Jama Psychiatry, vol. 78, no. 5, May 2021, pp. 530–39. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.4626. Full Text

Baldwin, Jessie R., et al. “Population vs Individual Prediction of Poor Health From Results of Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening.Jama Pediatrics, vol. 175, no. 4, Apr. 2021, pp. 385–93. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.5602. Full Text

Forbes, Miriam K., et al. “Three recommendations based on a comparison of the reliability and validity of the predominant models used in research on the empirical structure of psychopathology.Journal of Abnormal Psychology, vol. 130, no. 3, Apr. 2021, pp. 297–317. Epmc, doi:10.1037/abn0000533. Full Text

Elliott, Maxwell L., et al. “Need for Psychometric Theory in Neuroscience Research and Training: Reply to Kragel et al. (2021).Psychological Science, vol. 32, no. 4, Apr. 2021, pp. 627–29. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0956797621996665. Full Text

Hannon, Eilis, et al. “Assessing the co-variability of DNA methylation across peripheral cells and tissues: Implications for the interpretation of findings in epigenetic epidemiology.Plos Genetics, vol. 17, no. 3, Mar. 2021, p. e1009443. Epmc, doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1009443. Full Text

Rocha, Thiago Botter-Maio, et al. “Identifying Adolescents at Risk for Depression: A Prediction Score Performance in Cohorts Based in 3 Different Continents.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 60, no. 2, Feb. 2021, pp. 262–73. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2019.12.004. Full Text

Romer, Adrienne L., et al. “Pervasively Thinner Neocortex as a Transdiagnostic Feature of General Psychopathology.The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 178, no. 2, Feb. 2021, pp. 174–82. Epmc, doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.19090934. Full Text

Richmond-Rakerd, Leah S., et al. “Longitudinal Associations of Mental Disorders With Physical Diseases and Mortality Among 2.3 Million New Zealand Citizens.Jama Network Open, vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 2021, p. e2033448. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.33448. Full Text

Rasmussen, Line Jee Hartmann, et al. “Association Between Elevated suPAR, a New Biomarker of Inflammation, and Accelerated Aging.The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 76, no. 2, Jan. 2021, pp. 318–27. Epmc, doi:10.1093/gerona/glaa178. Full Text

d’Arbeloff, Tracy, et al. “Midlife Cardiovascular Fitness Is Reflected in the Brain's White Matter.Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, vol. 13, Jan. 2021, p. 652575. Epmc, doi:10.3389/fnagi.2021.652575. Full Text

Pages

Bourassa, Kyle J., et al. “Intimate partner violence and lower relationship quality are associated with faster biological aging.Psychology and Aging, vol. 35, no. 8, 2020, pp. 1127–39. Epmc, doi:10.1037/pag0000581. Full Text

Elliott, Maxwell, et al. “S7. General Functional Connectivity: Shared Features of Resting State and Task fMRI Drive Reliable and Heritable Individual Differences in Functional Brain Networks.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 85, no. 10, Elsevier BV, 2019, pp. S299–S299. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.03.758. Full Text

d’Arbeloff, Tracy, et al. “F2. White Matter Lesions are Common in Midlife and Associated With Cognitive Decline.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 85, no. 10, Elsevier BV, 2019, pp. S213–S213. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.03.539. Full Text

Trotta, Antonella, et al. “Associations between Childhood Adversity, C-Reactive Protein levels, and Psychotic Symptoms in Childhood: a Longitudinal Twin Cohort Study.” Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol. 12, WILEY, 2018, pp. 85–85.

Fisher, Helen, et al. “EPIGENETIC SIGNATURES OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT VICTIMISATION USING A GENETICALLY SENSITIVE LONGITUDINAL COHORT STUDY.” Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 44, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2018, pp. S25–S25.

Crush, Eloise, et al. “PROTECTIVE FACTORS FOR PSYCHOTIC EXPERIENCES AMONGST ADOLESCENTS EXPOSED TO MULTIPLE FORMS OF VICTIMIZATION.” Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 44, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2018, pp. S110–S110.

Trotta, Antonella, et al. “CLINICAL AND FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES IN YOUNG ADULTHOOD OF CHILDREN WITH PSYCHOTIC SYMPTOMS: A LONGITUDINAL TWIN COHORT STUDY.” Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 44, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2018, pp. S97–S97.

van Dongen, Jenny, et al. “Epigenome-wide association study meta-analysis of aggressive behavior.” Behavior Genetics, vol. 47, no. 6, SPRINGER, 2017, pp. 662–63.

Belsky, D. W., et al. “BEYOND MICE: PARTICIPANT CHARACTERISTICS TO MEASURE IN HUMAN HEALTHSPAN EXTENSION TRIALS.” Gerontologist, vol. 56, OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2016, pp. 348–348.

Newbury, Joanne, et al. “Neighbourhood Adversity, Crime Victimisation and Adolescent Psychotic Experiences: Findings from a Longitudinal Cohort Study.” Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol. 10, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016, pp. 65–65.

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