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 at 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


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

Moffitt, Terrie E., and Avshalom Caspi. “Psychiatry's Opportunity to Prevent the Rising Burden of Age-Related Disease.Jama Psychiatry, vol. 76, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 461–62. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.0037. Full Text

Matthews, Timothy, et al. “Loneliness and Neighborhood Characteristics: A Multi-Informant, Nationally Representative Study of Young Adults.Psychological Science, vol. 30, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 765–75. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0956797619836102. Full Text

Baldwin, Jessie R., et al. “Adolescent Victimization and Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors: A Genetically Sensitive Cohort Study.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 58, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 506–13. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2018.07.903. Full Text

Elliott, Maxwell L., et al. “General functional connectivity: Shared features of resting-state and task fMRI drive reliable and heritable individual differences in functional brain networks.Neuroimage, vol. 189, Apr. 2019, pp. 516–32. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.01.068. Full Text

Reuben, Aaron, et al. “Association of Childhood Lead Exposure With Adult Personality Traits and Lifelong Mental Health.Jama Psychiatry, vol. 76, no. 4, Apr. 2019, pp. 418–25. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.4192. Full Text

Lewis, Stephanie J., et al. “The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales.The Lancet. Psychiatry, vol. 6, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 247–56. Epmc, doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30031-8. Full Text

Richmond-Rakerd, Leah S., et al. “Adolescents Who Self-Harm and Commit Violent Crime: Testing Early-Life Predictors of Dual Harm in a Longitudinal Cohort Study.The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 176, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 186–95. Epmc, doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.18060740. Full Text

Sugden, Karen, et al. “Establishing a generalized polyepigenetic biomarker for tobacco smoking.Translational Psychiatry, vol. 9, no. 1, Feb. 2019, p. 92. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41398-019-0430-9. Full Text

Rasmussen, Line Jee Hartmann, et al. “Cumulative childhood risk is associated with a new measure of chronic inflammation in adulthood.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, vol. 60, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 199–208. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jcpp.12928. Full Text