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

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, SM, 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

Carré, JM, Iselin, A-MR, Welker, KM, Hariri, AR, and Dodge, KA. "Testosterone reactivity to provocation mediates the effect of early intervention on aggressive behavior." Psychological science 25.5 (May 2014): 1140-1146. Full Text

McCarty, CA, Huggins, W, Aiello, AE, Bilder, RM, Hariri, A, Jernigan, TL, Newman, E, Sanghera, DK, Strauman, TJ, Zeng, Y, Ramos, EM, Junkins, HA, and PhenX RISING network, . "PhenX RISING: real world implementation and sharing of PhenX measures." BMC medical genomics 7 (March 20, 2014): 16-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Wellman, CL, Camp, M, Jones, VM, MacPherson, KP, Ihne, J, Fitzgerald, P, Maroun, M, Drabant, E, Bogdan, R, Hariri, AR, and Holmes, A. "Corrigendum to "Convergent effects of mouse Pet-1 deletion and human PET-1 variation on amygdala fear and threat processing" [Exp. Neurol. 250 (2013) 260-269]." Experimental Neurology 252 (February 1, 2014): 104-. Full Text