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, Pagliaccio, D, Baranger, DA, and Hariri, AR. "Genetic Moderation of Stress Effects on Corticolimbic Circuitry." Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 41.1 (January 2016): 275-296. (Review) 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

Hanson, JL, Knodt, AR, Brigidi, BD, and Hariri, AR. "Lower structural integrity of the uncinate fasciculus is associated with a history of child maltreatment and future psychological vulnerability to stress." Development and psychopathology 27.4 Pt 2 (November 2015): 1611-1619. Full Text

Hariri, AR, and Holmes, A. "Finding translation in stress research." Nature neuroscience 18.10 (October 2015): 1347-1352. Full Text

Scult, MA, Trampush, JW, Zheng, F, Conley, ED, Lencz, T, Malhotra, AK, Dickinson, D, Weinberger, DR, and Hariri, AR. "A Common Polymorphism in SCN2A Predicts General Cognitive Ability through Effects on PFC Physiology." Journal of cognitive neuroscience 27.9 (September 2015): 1766-1774. Full Text

Trampush, JW, Lencz, T, Knowles, E, Davies, G, Guha, S, Pe'er, I, Liewald, DC, Starr, JM, Djurovic, S, Melle, I, Sundet, K, Christoforou, A, Reinvang, I, Mukherjee, S, DeRosse, P, Lundervold, A, Steen, VM, John, M, Espeseth, T, Räikkönen, K, Widen, E, Palotie, A, Eriksson, JG, Giegling, I, Konte, B, Ikeda, M, Roussos, P, Giakoumaki, S, Burdick, KE, Payton, A, Ollier, W, Horan, M, Scult, M, Dickinson, D, Straub, RE, Donohoe, G, Morris, D, Corvin, A, Gill, M, Hariri, A, and Weinberger, DR et al. "Independent evidence for an association between general cognitive ability and a genetic locus for educational attainment." American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics 168B.5 (July 2015): 363-373. Full Text

Nikolova, YS, and Hariri, AR. "Can we observe epigenetic effects on human brain function?." Trends in cognitive sciences 19.7 (July 2015): 366-373. (Review) Full Text

Gorka, AX, Norman, RE, Radtke, SR, Carré, JM, and Hariri, AR. "Anterior cingulate cortex gray matter volume mediates an association between 2D:4D ratio and trait aggression in women but not men." Psychoneuroendocrinology 56 (June 2015): 148-156. Full Text

Victor, EC, Sansosti, AA, Bowman, HC, and Hariri, AR. "Differential patterns of amygdala and ventral striatum activation predict gender-specific changes in sexual risk behavior." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 35.23 (June 2015): 8896-8900. Full Text