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

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

Behavior and Physiology in Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2015 to 2020

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.

Richmond-Rakerd, Leah S., et al. “Childhood self-control forecasts the pace of midlife aging and preparedness for old age.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 118, no. 3, Jan. 2021. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.2010211118. Full Text

Richmond-Rakerd, Leah S., et al. “A polygenic score for age-at-first-birth predicts disinhibition.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, vol. 61, no. 12, Dec. 2020, pp. 1349–59. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jcpp.13224. Full Text

Reuben, Aaron, et al. “Association of Childhood Lead Exposure With MRI Measurements of Structural Brain Integrity in Midlife.Jama, vol. 324, no. 19, Nov. 2020, pp. 1970–79. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19998. Full Text

d’Arbeloff, Tracy, et al. “Is cardiovascular fitness associated with structural brain integrity in midlife? Evidence from a population-representative birth cohort study.Aging, vol. 12, no. 20, Oct. 2020, pp. 20888–914. Epmc, doi:10.18632/aging.104112. Full Text

Matthews, Timothy, et al. “A longitudinal twin study of victimization and loneliness from childhood to young adulthood.Development and Psychopathology, Oct. 2020, pp. 1–11. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s0954579420001005. Full Text

Cheung, Carol Y., et al. “A deep-learning system for the assessment of cardiovascular disease risk via the measurement of retinal-vessel calibre.Nature Biomedical Engineering, Oct. 2020. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41551-020-00626-4. Full Text

Wertz, Jasmin, et al. “Borderline Symptoms at Age 12 Signal Risk for Poor Outcomes During the Transition to Adulthood: Findings From a Genetically Sensitive Longitudinal Cohort Study.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 59, no. 10, Oct. 2020, pp. 1165-1177.e2. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2019.07.005. Full Text

Newbury, J. B., et al. “Association between genetic and socioenvironmental risk for schizophrenia during upbringing in a UK longitudinal cohort.Psychological Medicine, Sept. 2020, pp. 1–11. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s0033291720003347. Full Text

Wertz, Jasmin, et al. “Using DNA From Mothers and Children to Study Parental Investment in Children's Educational Attainment.Child Development, vol. 91, no. 5, Sept. 2020, pp. 1745–61. Epmc, doi:10.1111/cdev.13329. Full Text

Rivenbark, Joshua, et al. “Adolescents' perceptions of family social status correlate with health and life chances: A twin difference longitudinal cohort study.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 117, no. 38, Sept. 2020, pp. 23323–28. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1820845116. 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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