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

Early-life Psychological Origins of Vaccine Intentions awarded by American Psychological Association (Co Investigator). 2022 to 2023

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

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.

Bourassa, Kyle J., et al. “Association of Treatable Health Conditions During Adolescence With Accelerated Aging at Midlife.Jama Pediatrics, vol. 176, no. 4, Apr. 2022, pp. 392–99. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.6417. Full Text

Richmond-Rakerd, Leah S., et al. “Longitudinal Associations of Mental Disorders With Dementia: 30-Year Analysis of 1.7 Million New Zealand Citizens.Jama Psychiatry, vol. 79, no. 4, Apr. 2022, pp. 333–40. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.4377. Full Text

Matthews, Timothy, et al. “The developmental course of loneliness in adolescence: Implications for mental health, educational attainment, and psychosocial functioning.Development and Psychopathology, Feb. 2022, pp. 1–10. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s0954579421001632. Full Text

Matthews, Timothy, et al. “A longitudinal twin study of victimization and loneliness from childhood to young adulthood.Development and Psychopathology, vol. 34, no. 1, Feb. 2022, pp. 367–77. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s0954579420001005. Full Text

Belsky, Daniel W., et al. “DunedinPACE, a DNA methylation biomarker of the pace of aging.Elife, vol. 11, Jan. 2022. Epmc, doi:10.7554/elife.73420. Full Text

Cicero, David C., et al. “Development of the Thought Disorder Measure for the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology.Assessment, vol. 29, no. 1, Jan. 2022, pp. 46–61. Epmc, doi:10.1177/10731911211015355. Full Text

Wilson, Graham A., et al. “Are macular drusen in midlife a marker of accelerated biological ageing?Clinical & Experimental Optometry, Dec. 2021, pp. 1–6. Epmc, doi:10.1080/08164622.2021.2012428. Full Text

Becker, Joel, et al. “Resource profile and user guide of the Polygenic Index Repository.Nature Human Behaviour, vol. 5, no. 12, Dec. 2021, pp. 1744–58. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41562-021-01119-3. Full Text

Bourassa, Kyle J., et al. “Linking stressful life events and chronic inflammation using suPAR (soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor).Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, vol. 97, Oct. 2021, pp. 79–88. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2021.06.018. Full Text

van Dongen, Jenny, et al. “Identical twins carry a persistent epigenetic signature of early genome programming.Nature Communications, vol. 12, no. 1, Sept. 2021, p. 5618. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41467-021-25583-7. 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. “16.1 EPIGENETIC SIGNATURES OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT VICTIMISATION USING A GENETICALLY SENSITIVE LONGITUDINAL COHORT STUDY.Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 44, no. suppl_1, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2018, pp. S25–S25. Crossref, doi:10.1093/schbul/sby014.060. Full Text

Crush, Eloise, et al. “O12.3. PROTECTIVE FACTORS FOR PSYCHOTIC EXPERIENCES AMONGST ADOLESCENTS EXPOSED TO MULTIPLE FORMS OF VICTIMIZATION.” Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 44, no. suppl_1, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2018, pp. S110–S110. Crossref, doi:10.1093/schbul/sby015.271. Full Text

Trotta, Antonella, et al. “O8.3. CLINICAL AND FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES IN YOUNG ADULTHOOD OF CHILDREN WITH PSYCHOTIC SYMPTOMS: A LONGITUDINAL TWIN COHORT STUDY.” Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 44, no. suppl_1, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2018, pp. S97–S97. Crossref, doi:10.1093/schbul/sby015.239. Full Text

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.

Pages