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 at Santa Cruz 1981

Selected Grants

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

Summer Scholars Program in Genome Sciences and Medicine awarded by National Institutes of Health (Significant Contributor). 2017 to 2022

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

Aging in 1000 healthy young adults: the Dunedin Study awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2020

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

Social Inequality and Children's Mental Health awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2014

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.

Trotta, Antonella, et al. “Mental Health and Functional Outcomes in Young Adulthood of Children With Psychotic Symptoms: A Longitudinal Cohort Study.Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 46, no. 2, Feb. 2020, pp. 261–71. Epmc, doi:10.1093/schbul/sbz069. Full Text

Elliott, Maxwell L., et al. “Brain-age in midlife is associated with accelerated biological aging and cognitive decline in a longitudinal birth cohort.Molecular Psychiatry, Dec. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41380-019-0626-7. Full Text

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

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

Pages

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

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.

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.

Fisher, Helen, et al. “Poly-victimisation and Adolescent Psychotic Symptoms in a Nationally-Representative Prospective Cohort Study of Twins.” Early Intervention in Psychiatry, vol. 10, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016, pp. 91–91.

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.

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