Avshalom Caspi

Edward M. Arnett Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Cornell University 1986

  • M.A., Cornell University 1983

  • B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz 1981

Expertise

Development, epidemiology, genetics, health inequalities, personality

Danese, A, Moffitt, TE, Arseneault, L, Bleiberg, BA, Dinardo, PB, Gandelman, SB, Houts, R, Ambler, A, Fisher, HL, Poulton, R, and Caspi, A. "The Origins of Cognitive Deficits in Victimized Children: Implications for Neuroscientists and Clinicians." The American journal of psychiatry 174.4 (April 2017): 349-361. Full Text

Reuben, A, Caspi, A, Belsky, DW, Broadbent, J, Harrington, H, Sugden, K, Houts, RM, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Association of Childhood Blood Lead Levels With Cognitive Function and Socioeconomic Status at Age 38 Years and With IQ Change and Socioeconomic Mobility Between Childhood and Adulthood." JAMA 317.12 (March 2017): 1244-1251. Full Text

Schaefer, JD, Caspi, A, Belsky, DW, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Horwood, LJ, Hussong, A, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Enduring mental health: Prevalence and prediction." Journal of abnormal psychology 126.2 (February 2017): 212-224. Full Text

Kotov, R, Krueger, RF, Watson, D, Achenbach, TM, Althoff, RR, Bagby, RM, Brown, TA, Carpenter, WT, Caspi, A, Clark, LA, Eaton, NR, Forbes, MK, Forbush, KT, Goldberg, D, Hasin, D, Hyman, SE, Ivanova, MY, Lynam, DR, Markon, K, Miller, JD, Moffitt, TE, Morey, LC, Mullins-Sweatt, SN, Ormel, J, Patrick, CJ, Regier, DA, Rescorla, L, Ruggero, CJ, Samuel, DB, Sellbom, M, Simms, LJ, Skodol, AE, Slade, T, South, SC, Tackett, JL, Waldman, ID, Waszczuk, MA, Widiger, TA, Wright, AGC, and Zimmerman, M. "The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP): A Dimensional Alternative to Traditional Nosologies." Journal of Abnormal Psychology (2017). Full Text

Newbury, J, Arseneault, L, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, and Fisher, HL. "Why Are Children in Urban Neighborhoods at Increased Risk for Psychotic Symptoms? Findings From a UK Longitudinal Cohort Study." Schizophrenia bulletin 42.6 (November 2016): 1372-1383.

Cerdá, M, Moffitt, TE, Meier, MH, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Ramrakha, S, Hogan, S, Poulton, R, and Caspi, A. "Persistent cannabis dependence and alcohol dependence represent risks for midlife economic and social problems: A longitudinal cohort study." Clinical psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science 4.6 (November 2016): 1028-1046. Full Text

Schaefer, JD, Caspi, A, Belsky, DW, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Israel, S, Levine, ME, Sugden, K, Williams, B, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Early-Life Intelligence Predicts Midlife Biological Age." The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences 71.6 (November 2016): 968-977. Full Text

Baldwin, JR, Arseneault, L, Odgers, C, Belsky, DW, Matthews, T, Ambler, A, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, and Danese, A. "Childhood Bullying Victimization and Overweight in Young Adulthood: A Cohort Study." Psychosomatic medicine 78.9 (November 2016): 1094-1103.

Reuben, A, Moffitt, TE, Caspi, A, Belsky, DW, Harrington, H, Schroeder, F, Hogan, S, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, and Danese, A. "Lest we forget: comparing retrospective and prospective assessments of adverse childhood experiences in the prediction of adult health." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines 57.10 (October 2016): 1103-1112. Full Text

Beckley, AL, Caspi, A, Harrington, H, Houts, RM, Mcgee, TR, Morgan, N, Schroeder, F, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Adult-onset offenders: Is a tailored theory warranted?." Journal of criminal justice 46 (September 2016): 64-81. Full Text

Pages

Newbury, J, Arseneault, L, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, and Fisher, HL. "Neighbourhood Adversity, Crime Victimisation and Adolescent Psychotic Experiences: Findings from a Longitudinal Cohort Study." October 2016.

Fisher, H, Caspi, A, Moffitt, T, York-Smith, M, Newbury, J, Uher, R, and Arseneault, L. "Poly-victimisation and Adolescent Psychotic Symptoms in a Nationally-Representative Prospective Cohort Study of Twins." October 2016.

Fisher, H, Murphy, T, Arseneault, L, Burrage, J, Dempster, E, Caspi, A, Moffitt, T, and Mill, J. "Genome-wide DNA methylation profiling in monozygotic twins discordant for psychotic symptoms at age 12." November 2014.

Fisher, H, Caspi, A, Shalev, I, Meier, M, Houts, R, Harrington, H, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, T. "Accelerated biological aging in schizophrenia." November 2014.

Reichenberg, A, Caspi, A, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Keefe, RS, Murray, RM, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Static and Dynamic Cognitive Deficits in Childhood Precede Adult Schizophrenia: A 30-Year Study." May 1, 2010.

Reichenberg, A, Caspi, A, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Keefe, R, Murray, R, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, T. "STATIC AND DYNAMIC COGNITIVE DEFICITS IN CHILDHOOD PRECEDE ADULT SCHIZOPHRENIA: A 30-YEAR STUDY." April 2010. Full Text

Behavioral and Physiology in Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2015 to 2020

Aging in 1000 healthy young adults: the Dunedin Study awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2020

Neural signatures of healthy and unhealthy aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Investigator). 2015 to 2020

Neuropsychological and genomic signatures of violence exposure in childhood awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2018

Generating new knowledge to support reversibility interventions awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Genetic and Behavioral Predictors of Susceptibility to Social Stress awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2015

Behavior And Physiology In Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1999 to 2015

Social Inequality and Children's Mental Health awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2014

A developmental model of gene-environment interplay in SUDs awarded by National Institutes of Health (Consultant). 2007 to 2014

Uncovering and confirming gene-environment interactions in psychopathology awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2012

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