Ahmad Hariri

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

Bogdan, R, Salmeron, BJ, Carey, CE, Agrawal, A, Calhoun, VD, Garavan, H, Hariri, AR, Heinz, A, Hill, MN, Holmes, A, Kalin, NH, and Goldman, D. "Imaging Genetics and Genomics in Psychiatry: A Critical Review of Progress and Potential." Biological Psychiatry 82.3 (August 2017): 165-175. Full Text

Di Iorio, CR, 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." Psychoneuroendocrinology 80 (June 2017): 170-178. Full Text

Romer, AL, Knodt, AR, Houts, R, Brigidi, BD, Moffitt, TE, Caspi, A, and Hariri, AR. "Structural alterations within cerebellar circuitry are associated with general liability for common mental disorders." Molecular psychiatry (April 11, 2017). 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

Swartz, JR, Waller, R, Bogdan, R, Knodt, AR, Sabhlok, A, Hyde, LW, and Hariri, AR. "A Common Polymorphism in a Williams Syndrome Gene Predicts Amygdala Reactivity and Extraversion in Healthy Adults." Biological psychiatry 81.3 (February 2017): 203-210. Full Text