Terrie E. Moffitt

Terrie E. Moffitt

Nannerl O. Keohane University Professor

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California 1984

  • M.A., University of Southern California 1981

  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1977


Developmental psychopathology, longitudinal cohorts, aging, neuropsychology, antisocial

Romer, AL, Knodt, AR, Houts, R, Brigidi, BD, Moffitt, TE, Caspi, A, and Hariri, AR. "Structural alterations within cerebellar circuitry are associated with general liability for common mental disorders." Molecular psychiatry 23.4 (April 2018): 1084-1090. Full Text

Choi, KW, Houts, R, Arseneault, L, Pariante, C, Sikkema, KJ, and Moffitt, TE. "Maternal depression in the intergenerational transmission of childhood maltreatment and its sequelae: Testing postpartum effects in a longitudinal birth cohort." Development and psychopathology (March 22, 2018): 1-14. Full Text

Moffitt, TE. "Male antisocial behaviour in adolescence and beyond." Nature Human Behaviour 2.3 (March 1, 2018): 177-186. (Review) Full Text

Wertz, J, Caspi, A, Belsky, DW, Beckley, AL, Arseneault, L, Barnes, JC, Corcoran, DL, Hogan, S, Houts, RM, Morgan, N, Odgers, CL, Prinz, JA, Sugden, K, Williams, BS, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Genetics and Crime: Integrating New Genomic Discoveries Into Psychological Research About Antisocial Behavior." Psychological science (March 2018): 956797617744542-. Full Text

Beckley, AL, Caspi, A, Arseneault, L, Barnes, JC, Fisher, HL, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Morgan, N, Odgers, CL, Wertz, J, and Moffitt, TE. "The Developmental Nature of the Victim-Offender Overlap." Journal of developmental and life-course criminology 4.1 (March 2018): 24-49. Full Text

Beckley, AL, Caspi, A, Broadbent, J, Harrington, H, Houts, RM, Poulton, R, Ramrakha, S, Reuben, A, and Moffitt, TE. "Association of Childhood Blood Lead Levels With Criminal Offending." JAMA pediatrics 172.2 (February 2018): 166-173. Full Text

Meier, MH, Caspi, A, Danese, A, Fisher, HL, Houts, R, Arseneault, L, and Moffitt, TE. "Associations between adolescent cannabis use and neuropsychological decline: a longitudinal co-twin control study." Addiction (Abingdon, England) 113.2 (February 2018): 257-265. Full Text

Newbury, J, Arseneault, L, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, and Fisher, HL. "Cumulative Effects of Neighborhood Social Adversity and Personal Crime Victimization on Adolescent Psychotic Experiences." Schizophrenia bulletin 44.2 (February 2018): 348-358. Full Text

Marzi, SJ, Sugden, K, Arseneault, L, Belsky, DW, Burrage, J, Corcoran, DL, Danese, A, Fisher, HL, Hannon, E, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, Pariante, C, Poulton, R, Williams, BS, Wong, CCY, Mill, J, and Caspi, A. "Analysis of DNA Methylation in Young People: Limited Evidence for an Association Between Victimization Stress and Epigenetic Variation in Blood." The American journal of psychiatry (January 12, 2018): appiajp201717060693-. Full Text

Wertz, J, Agnew-Blais, J, Caspi, A, Danese, A, Fisher, HL, Goldman-Mellor, S, Moffitt, TE, and Arseneault, L. "From Childhood Conduct Problems to Poor Functioning at Age 18 Years: Examining Explanations in a Longitudinal Cohort Study." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 57.1 (January 2018): 54-60.e4. Full Text


Moffitt, TE. "Self-Control, Then and Now." The Future of Criminology. September 20, 2012. Full Text

Piquero, AR, and Moffitt, TE. "Life-course persistent offending." Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice: Second Edition. July 12, 2010. 201-222. Full Text

Moffitt, TE. "Life-Course-Persistent versus Adolescence-Limited Antisocial Behavior." Developmental Psychopathology: Second Edition. January 1, 2006. 570-598. Full Text

Selected Grants

Summer Scholars Program in Genome Sciences and Medicine awarded by National Institutes of Health (Significant Contributor). 2017 to 2022

Midlife Pace of Aging in the Dunedin Study awarded by King's College London (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2021

Evaluating neurodegenerative risk in middle-aged adults exposed to lead as children awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

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 (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2020

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

Neuropsychological and genomic signatures of violence exposure in childhood awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2019

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

A Compute Cluster for Brain Imaging and Analysis awarded by National Institutes of Health (Minor User). 2016 to 2017


Predict My Future. Creator. http://www.moffittcaspi.com/content/science-us (2015)


Predict My Future: What makes us who we really are? In collaboration with Razorfilms New Zealand. This is a 4-part documentary feature film supported by TVNZ. This film series has been bought for distribution by BBC Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, N Korea, Palua, Philippines, Singapore, S Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, & Vietnam. This film series has been bought for distribution by Discovery Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Qantas Airlines.