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

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

Arloth, J, Bogdan, R, Weber, P, Frishman, G, Menke, A, Wagner, KV, Balsevich, G, Schmidt, MV, Karbalai, N, Czamara, D, Altmann, A, Trümbach, D, Wurst, W, Mehta, D, Uhr, M, Klengel, T, Erhardt, A, Carey, CE, Conley, ED, Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC), , Ruepp, A, Müller-Myhsok, B, Hariri, AR, Binder, EB, and Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium PGC, . "Genetic Differences in the Immediate Transcriptome Response to Stress Predict Risk-Related Brain Function and Psychiatric Disorders." Neuron 86.5 (June 2015): 1189-1202. Full Text

Telch, MJ, Beevers, CG, Rosenfield, D, Lee, H-J, Reijntjes, A, Ferrell, RE, and Hariri, AR. "5-HTTLPR genotype potentiates the effects of war zone stressors on the emergence of PTSD, depressive and anxiety symptoms in soldiers deployed to iraq." World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) 14.2 (June 2015): 198-206. Full Text

Kochunov, P, Jahanshad, N, Marcus, D, Winkler, A, Sprooten, E, Nichols, TE, Wright, SN, Hong, LE, Patel, B, Behrens, T, Jbabdi, S, Andersson, J, Lenglet, C, Yacoub, E, Moeller, S, Auerbach, E, Ugurbil, K, Sotiropoulos, SN, Brouwer, RM, Landman, B, Lemaitre, H, den Braber, A, Zwiers, MP, Ritchie, S, van Hulzen, K, Almasy, L, Curran, J, deZubicaray, GI, Duggirala, R, Fox, P, Martin, NG, McMahon, KL, Mitchell, B, Olvera, RL, Peterson, C, Starr, J, Sussmann, J, Wardlaw, J, Wright, M, and Boomsma, DI et al. "Heritability of fractional anisotropy in human white matter: a comparison of Human Connectome Project and ENIGMA-DTI data." NeuroImage 111 (May 2015): 300-311. Full Text

Gorka, AX, Knodt, AR, and Hariri, AR. "Basal forebrain moderates the magnitude of task-dependent amygdala functional connectivity." Social cognitive and affective neuroscience 10.4 (April 2015): 501-507. Full Text

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