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

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

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

Avinun, R, Nevo, A, Knodt, AR, Elliott, ML, and Hariri, AR. "Replication in Imaging Genetics: The Case of Threat-Related Amygdala Reactivity (Accepted)." Biological Psychiatry (January 1, 2017). 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. (Review) 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

Pornpattananangkul, N, Hariri, AR, Harada, T, Mano, Y, Komeda, H, Parrish, TB, Sadato, N, Iidaka, T, and Chiao, JY. "Cultural influences on neural basis of inhibitory control." NeuroImage 139 (October 2016): 114-126. Full Text

Nikolova, YS, Swartz, JR, and Hariri, AR. "Can we identify meaningful epigenetic effects on human brain function and related risk for mental illness?." Epigenomics 8.10 (October 2016): 1307-1310. Full Text

Kragel, PA, Knodt, AR, Hariri, AR, and LaBar, KS. "Decoding Spontaneous Emotional States in the Human Brain." PLoS biology 14.9 (September 14, 2016): e2000106-. Full Text Open Access Copy