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, Williamson, DE, and Hariri, AR. "Developmental change in amygdala reactivity during adolescence: effects of family history of depression and stressful life events." The American journal of psychiatry 172.3 (March 2015): 276-283. Full Text

Swartz, JR, Knodt, AR, Radtke, SR, and Hariri, AR. "A neural biomarker of psychological vulnerability to future life stress." Neuron 85.3 (February 2015): 505-511. Full Text Open Access Copy

Corral-Frías, NS, Nikolova, YS, Michalski, LJ, Baranger, DAA, Hariri, AR, and Bogdan, R. "Stress-related anhedonia is associated with ventral striatum reactivity to reward and transdiagnostic psychiatric symptomatology." Psychological medicine 45.12 (January 2015): 2605-2617. Full Text

Carré, JM, Baird-Rowe, CD, and Hariri, AR. "Testosterone responses to competition predict decreased trust ratings of emotionally neutral faces." Psychoneuroendocrinology 49 (November 2014): 79-83. Full Text

Nikolova, YS, Koenen, KC, Galea, S, Wang, C-M, Seney, ML, Sibille, E, Williamson, DE, and Hariri, AR. "Beyond genotype: serotonin transporter epigenetic modification predicts human brain function." Nature neuroscience 17.9 (September 2014): 1153-1155. Full Text

Ahs, F, Davis, CF, Gorka, AX, and Hariri, AR. "Feature-based representations of emotional facial expressions in the human amygdala." Social cognitive and affective neuroscience 9.9 (September 2014): 1372-1378. Full Text

Bergman, O, Åhs, F, Furmark, T, Appel, L, Linnman, C, Faria, V, Bani, M, Pich, EM, Bettica, P, Henningsson, S, Manuck, SB, Ferrell, RE, Nikolova, YS, Hariri, AR, Fredrikson, M, Westberg, L, and Eriksson, E. "Association between amygdala reactivity and a dopamine transporter gene polymorphism." Translational psychiatry 4 (August 5, 2014): e420-. Full Text

Goetz, SMM, Tang, L, Thomason, ME, Diamond, MP, Hariri, AR, and Carré, JM. "Testosterone Rapidly Increases Neural Reactivity to Threat in Healthy Men: A Novel Two-Step Pharmacological Challenge Paradigm." Biological Psychiatry 76.4 (August 2014): 324-331. Full Text

Goetz, SMM, Tang, L, Thomason, ME, Diamond, MP, Hariri, AR, and Carré, JM. "Testosterone rapidly increases neural reactivity to threat in healthy men: a novel two-step pharmacological challenge paradigm." Biological psychiatry 76.4 (August 2014): 324-331. Full Text

Gianaros, PJ, Marsland, AL, Kuan, DC-H, Schirda, BL, Jennings, JR, Sheu, LK, Hariri, AR, Gross, JJ, and Manuck, SB. "An inflammatory pathway links atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk to neural activity evoked by the cognitive regulation of emotion." Biological psychiatry 75.9 (May 2014): 738-745. Full Text