Ahmad Hariri

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles 2000

  • M.S., University of Maryland, College Park 1997

  • B.S., University of Maryland, College Park 1994


Integrating psychology, neuroimaging, pharmacology and molecular genetics in the search for biological pathways mediating individual differences in behavior and related risk for psychopathology.


Neuroscience, genetics, psychopathology risk, individual differences

Iorio, CRD, Carey, CE, Michalski, LJ, Corral-Frias, NS, Conley, ED, Hariri, AR, and Bogdan, R. "Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis genetic variation and early stress moderates amygdala function (Accepted)." Psychoneuroendocrinology 80 (June 2017): 170-178. Full Text

Swartz, JR, Prather, AA, and Hariri, AR. "Threat-related amygdala activity is associated with peripheral CRP concentrations in men but not women." Psychoneuroendocrinology 78 (April 2017): 93-96. Full Text

Dotterer, HL, Hyde, LW, Swartz, JR, Hariri, AR, and Williamson, DE. "Amygdala reactivity predicts adolescent antisocial behavior but not callous-unemotional traits." Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 24 (April 2017): 84-92. Full Text

Carey, CE, Knodt, AR, Conley, ED, Hariri, AR, and Bogdan, R. "Reward-Related Ventral Striatum Activity Links Polygenic Risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder to Problematic Alcohol Use in Young Adulthood." Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 2.2 (March 2017): 180-187. Full Text

Trampush, JW, Yang, MLZ, Yu, J, Knowles, E, Davies, G, Liewald, DC, Starr, JM, Djurovic, S, Melle, I, Sundet, K, Christoforou, A, Reinvang, I, DeRosse, P, Lundervold, AJ, Steen, VM, Espeseth, T, Räikkönen, K, Widen, E, Palotie, A, Eriksson, JG, Giegling, I, Konte, B, Roussos, P, Giakoumaki, S, Burdick, KE, Payton, A, Ollier, W, Horan, M, Chiba-Falek, O, Attix, DK, Need, AC, Cirulli, ET, Voineskos, AN, Stefanis, NC, Avramopoulos, D, Hatzimanolis, A, Arking, DE, Smyrnis, N, and Bilder, RM et al. "GWAS meta-analysis reveals novel loci and genetic correlates for general cognitive function: a report from the COGENT consortium." Molecular psychiatry 22.3 (March 2017): 336-345. Full Text

Swartz, JR, Hariri, AR, and Williamson, DE. "An epigenetic mechanism links socioeconomic status to changes in depression-related brain function in high-risk adolescents." Molecular Psychiatry 22.2 (February 2017): 209-214. Full Text

Scult, MA, Paulli, AR, Mazure, ES, Moffitt, TE, Hariri, AR, and Strauman, TJ. "The association between cognitive function and subsequent depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Psychological medicine 47.1 (January 2017): 1-17. Full Text Open Access Copy

Swartz, JR, Prather, AA, Di Iorio, CR, Bogdan, R, and Hariri, AR. "A Functional Interleukin-18 Haplotype Predicts Depression and Anxiety through Increased Threat-Related Amygdala Reactivity in Women but Not Men." Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 42.2 (January 2017): 419-426. Full Text

Scult, MA, Knodt, AR, Swartz, JR, Brigidi, BD, and Hariri, AR. "Thinking and Feeling: Individual Differences in Habitual Emotion Regulation and Stress-Related Mood are Associated with Prefrontal Executive Control." Clinical psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science 5.1 (January 2017): 150-157. Full Text


Faig, KE, Nikolova, YS, and Hariri, AR. "Genetic Neuroimaging of Social Perception." Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. February 14, 2015. 97-105. Full Text

Neural signatures of healthy and unhealthy aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

A Compute Cluster for Brain Imaging and Analysis awarded by National Institutes of Health (Major User). 2016 to 2017

Neurogenetic Pathways to Drug Use in Young Adults awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2017

Instructed Activation of the Human Dopaminergic Midbrain using Real-Time fMRI awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Sponsor). 2014 to 2016

Self-Regulation Failure: Identifying and Modifying a Risk Phenotype awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2014

From Phenotype to Mechanism: Mapping the Pathways underlying Risky Choice awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2009 to 2011

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