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

Gard, AM, Waller, R, Shaw, DS, Forbes, EE, Hariri, AR, and Hyde, LW. "The Long Reach of Early Adversity: Parenting, Stress, and Neural Pathways to Antisocial Behavior in Adulthood." Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 2.7 (October 2017): 582-590. Full Text

Avinun, R, Nevo, A, Knodt, AR, Elliott, ML, Radtke, SR, Brigidi, BD, and Hariri, AR. "Reward-Related Ventral Striatum Activity Buffers against the Experience of Depressive Symptoms Associated with Sleep Disturbances." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 37.40 (October 2017): 9724-9729. Full Text

Scult, MA, Knodt, AR, Hanson, JL, Ryoo, M, Adcock, RA, Hariri, AR, and Strauman, TJ. "Individual differences in regulatory focus predict neural response to reward." Social neuroscience 12.4 (August 2017): 419-429. Full Text Open Access Copy

Baranger, DAA, Margolis, S, Hariri, AR, and Bogdan, R. "An earlier time of scan is associated with greater threat-related amygdala reactivity." Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 12.8 (August 1, 2017): 1272-1283. Full Text

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

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