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

Zuurbier, LA, Nikolova, YS, Ahs, F, and Hariri, AR. "Uncinate fasciculus fractional anisotropy correlates with typical use of reappraisal in women but not men." Emotion 13.3 (2013): 385-390. Full Text

Kienast, T, Schlagenhauf, F, Rapp, MA, Wrase, J, Daig, I, Buchholz, H-G, Smolka, MN, Gründer, G, Kumakura, Y, Cumming, P, Charlet, K, Bartenstein, P, Hariri, AR, and Heinz, A. "Dopamine-modulated aversive emotion processing fails in alcohol-dependent patients." Pharmacopsychiatry 46.4 (2013): 130-136. Full Text

Nikolova, YS, Singhi, EK, Drabant, EM, and Hariri, AR. "Reward-related ventral striatum reactivity mediates gender-specific effects of a galanin remote enhancer haplotype on problem drinking." Genes, Brain and Behavior 12.5 (2013): 516-524. Full Text

Salazar, E, Bogdan, R, Gorka, A, Hariri, AR, and Carin, L. "Exploring the mind: Integrating questionnaires and fMRI." 30th International Conference on Machine Learning, ICML 2013 PART 2 (January 1, 2013): 921-929.

Fisher, PM, and Hariri, AR. "Identifying serotonergic mechanisms underlying the corticolimbic response to threat in humans." Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 368.1615 (2013): 20120192--. 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 (2013).