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


Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Cornell University 1986

  • M.A., Cornell University 1983

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

Selected Grants

A developmental model of gene-environment interplay in SUDs awarded by National Institutes of Health (Consultant). 2007 to 2014

Uncovering and confirming gene-environment interactions in psychopathology awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2012

Development of Amygdala-Prefrontal Interactions awarded by National Institute of Mental Health (Sponsor). 2005 to 2010


Romer, Adrienne L., et al. “Replicability of structural brain alterations associated with general psychopathology: evidence from a population-representative birth cohort.Molecular Psychiatry, Dec. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41380-019-0621-z. Full Text

Rasmussen, Line Jee Hartmann, et al. “Association of Adverse Experiences and Exposure to Violence in Childhood and Adolescence With Inflammatory Burden in Young People.Jama Pediatrics, Nov. 2019, pp. 1–11. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3875. Full Text

Wertz, Jasmin, et al. “Using DNA From Mothers and Children to Study Parental Investment in Children's Educational Attainment.Child Development, Oct. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1111/cdev.13329. Full Text

Rasmussen, Line Jee Hartmann, et al. “Association of Neurocognitive and Physical Function With Gait Speed in Midlife.Jama Netw Open, vol. 2, no. 10, Oct. 2019, p. e1913123. Pubmed, doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.13123. Full Text

van Dongen, Jenny, et al. “Epigenome-wide Association Study of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Adults.Biological Psychiatry, vol. 86, no. 8, Oct. 2019, pp. 599–607. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.02.016. Full Text

Elliott, Maxwell L., et al. “A Polygenic Score for Higher Educational Attainment is Associated with Larger Brains.Cerebral Cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), vol. 29, no. 8, July 2019, pp. 3496–504. Epmc, doi:10.1093/cercor/bhy219. Full Text

Wertz, Jasmin, et al. “Genetics of nurture: A test of the hypothesis that parents' genetics predict their observed caregiving.Developmental Psychology, vol. 55, no. 7, July 2019, pp. 1461–72. Epmc, doi:10.1037/dev0000709. Full Text

Reuben, Aaron, et al. “Residential neighborhood greenery and children's cognitive development.Social Science & Medicine (1982), vol. 230, June 2019, pp. 271–79. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.04.029. Full Text

Thomson, William Murray, et al. “Childhood IQ predicts age-38 oral disease experience and service-use.Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, vol. 47, no. 3, June 2019, pp. 252–58. Epmc, doi:10.1111/cdoe.12451. Full Text

Belsky, Daniel W., et al. “Genetics and the geography of health, behaviour and attainment.Nature Human Behaviour, vol. 3, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 576–86. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41562-019-0562-1. Full Text


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Fisher, Helen, et al. “Accelerated biological aging in schizophrenia.” Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol. 8, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2014, pp. 58–58.

Fisher, Helen, et al. “Genome-wide DNA methylation profiling in monozygotic twins discordant for psychotic symptoms at age 12.” Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol. 8, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2014, pp. 57–57.

Vinkers, Christiaan, et al. “Childhood Abuse and Cannabis Use Interact with the COMT Genotype to Predict Psychotic Symptoms in the General Population.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 73, no. 9, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2013, pp. 19S-19S.

Ouellet-Morin, Isabelle, et al. “Blunted cortisol responses to stress signals social and behavioural problems among maltreated/bullied 12 year-old children.” European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 20, no. 1, SPRINGER, 2011, pp. S90–S90.

Reichenberg, Abraham, et al. “Static and Dynamic Cognitive Deficits in Childhood Precede Adult Schizophrenia: A 30-Year Study.” Biological Psychiatry, vol. 67, no. 9, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2010, pp. 12S-12S.

Reichenberg, Abraham, et al. “STATIC AND DYNAMIC COGNITIVE DEFICITS IN CHILDHOOD PRECEDE ADULT SCHIZOPHRENIA: A 30-YEAR STUDY.” Schizophrenia Research, vol. 117, no. 2–3, Elsevier BV, 2010, pp. 175–175. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.schres.2010.02.207. Full Text

Slutske, W. S., et al. “Developmentally-limited versus persistent alcohol dependence: A longitudinal birth cohort study.” Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 31, no. 6, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 2007, pp. 312A-312A.

Gregory, A. M., et al. “Family conflict in childhood: a predictor of later insomnia.” Journal of Sleep Research, vol. 15, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 2006, pp. 154–154.