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, 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

Nikolova, YS, Bogdan, R, Brigidi, BD, and Hariri, AR. "Ventral striatum reactivity to reward and recent life stress interact to predict positive affect." Biological psychiatry 72.2 (July 2012): 157-163. Full Text

Sweitzer, MM, Donny, EC, and Hariri, AR. "Imaging genetics and the neurobiological basis of individual differences in vulnerability to addiction." Drug and alcohol dependence 123 Suppl 1 (June 2012): S59-S71. (Review) Full Text

Terburg, D, Morgan, BE, Montoya, ER, Hooge, IT, Thornton, HB, Hariri, AR, Panksepp, J, Stein, DJ, and Honk, JV. "Hypervigilance for fear after basolateral amygdala damage in humans." Translational Psychiatry 2 (2012). Full Text

Lahey, BB, McNealy, K, Knodt, A, Zald, DH, Sporns, O, Manuck, SB, Flory, JD, Applegate, B, Rathouz, PJ, and Hariri, AR. "Using confirmatory factor analysis to measure contemporaneous activation of defined neuronal networks in functional magnetic resonance imaging." NeuroImage 60.4 (2012): 1982-1991. Full Text

Drabant, EM, Ramel, W, Edge, MD, Hyde, LW, Kuo, JR, Goldin, PR, Hariri, AR, and Gross, JJ. "Neural mechanisms underlying 5-HTTLPR-related sensitivity to acute stress." American Journal of Psychiatry 169.4 (2012): 397-405. Full Text