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

Waller, R, Corral-Frías, NS, Vannucci, B, Bogdan, R, Knodt, AR, Hariri, AR, and Hyde, LW. "An oxytocin receptor polymorphism predicts amygdala reactivity and antisocial behavior in men." Social cognitive and affective neuroscience 11.8 (August 2016): 1218-1226. Full Text

Krystal, JH, Abi-Dargham, A, Akbarian, S, Arnsten, AFT, Barch, DM, Bearden, CE, Braff, DL, Brown, ES, Bullmore, ET, Carlezon, WA, Carter, CS, Cook, EH, Daskalakis, ZJ, DiLeone, RJ, Duman, RS, Grace, AA, Hariri, AR, Harrison, PJ, Hiroi, N, Kenny, PJ, Kleinman, JE, Krystal, AD, Lewis, DA, Lipska, BK, Marder, SR, Mason, GF, Mathalon, DH, McClung, CA, McDougle, CJ, McIntosh, AM, McMahon, FJ, Mirnics, K, Monteggia, LM, Narendran, R, Nestler, EJ, Neumeister, A, O'Donovan, MC, Öngür, D, and Pariante, CM et al. "Constance E. Lieber, Theodore R. Stanley, and the Enduring Impact of Philanthropy on Psychiatry Research." Biological psychiatry 80.2 (July 2016): 84-86. Full Text

Corral-Frías, NS, Pizzagalli, DA, Carré, JM, Michalski, LJ, Nikolova, YS, Perlis, RH, Fagerness, J, Lee, MR, Conley, ED, Lancaster, TM, Haddad, S, Wolf, A, Smoller, JW, Hariri, AR, and Bogdan, R. "COMT Val(158) Met genotype is associated with reward learning: a replication study and meta-analysis." Genes, brain, and behavior 15.5 (June 2016): 503-513. Full Text

Nelson, EC, Agrawal, A, Heath, AC, Bogdan, R, Sherva, R, Zhang, B, Al-Hasani, R, Bruchas, MR, Chou, Y-L, Demers, CH, Carey, CE, Conley, ED, Fakira, AK, Farrer, LA, Goate, A, Gordon, S, Henders, AK, Hesselbrock, V, Kapoor, M, Lynskey, MT, Madden, PAF, Moron, JA, Rice, JP, Saccone, NL, Schwab, SG, Shand, FL, Todorov, AA, Wallace, L, Wang, T, Wray, NR, Zhou, X, Degenhardt, L, Martin, NG, Hariri, AR, Kranzler, HR, Gelernter, J, Bierut, LJ, Clark, DJ, and Montgomery, GW. "Evidence of CNIH3 involvement in opioid dependence." Molecular psychiatry 21.5 (May 2016): 608-614. Full Text

Hanson, JL, Albert, D, Iselin, A-MR, Carré, JM, Dodge, KA, and Hariri, AR. "Cumulative stress in childhood is associated with blunted reward-related brain activity in adulthood." Social cognitive and affective neuroscience 11.3 (March 2016): 405-412. Full Text Open Access Copy

Baranger, DAA, Ifrah, C, Prather, AA, Carey, CE, Corral-Frías, NS, Drabant Conley, E, Hariri, AR, and Bogdan, R. "PER1 rs3027172 Genotype Interacts with Early Life Stress to Predict Problematic Alcohol Use, but Not Reward-Related Ventral Striatum Activity." Frontiers in psychology 7 (January 2016): 464-. Full Text

Hanson, JL, Hariri, AR, and Williamson, DE. "Blunted Ventral Striatum Development in Adolescence Reflects Emotional Neglect and Predicts Depressive Symptoms." Biological psychiatry 78.9 (November 2015): 598-605. Full Text

Carey, CE, Agrawal, A, Zhang, B, Conley, ED, Degenhardt, L, Heath, AC, Li, D, Lynskey, MT, Martin, NG, Montgomery, GW, Wang, T, Bierut, LJ, Hariri, AR, Nelson, EC, and Bogdan, R. "Monoacylglycerol lipase (MGLL) polymorphism rs604300 interacts with childhood adversity to predict cannabis dependence symptoms and amygdala habituation: Evidence from an endocannabinoid system-level analysis." Journal of abnormal psychology 124.4 (November 2015): 860-877. Full Text