• Avshalom Caspi

  • Edward M. Arnett Professor
  • Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Grey House, Suite 201
  • Phone: (919) 684-5835
  • Fax: 919-684-5912
  • Homepage
  • Specialties

    • Developmental Psychology
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Cornell University,
      • 1986
      • MA,
      • Cornell University,
      • 1983
      • BA,
      • University of California at Santa Cruz, 1981,
      • 1981
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • A.W. Mellon Visiting Fellow,
      • University of Capetown, South Africa,
      • 2012
      • Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for Productive Youth Development,
      • Jacobs Foundation,
      • December, 2010
      • NARSAD Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Childhood Psychiatric Disorders,
      • NARSAD,
      • November, 2010
      • Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award,
      • International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD),
      • December, 2008
      • Rema Lapouse Award for Significant Contributions to the Scientific Understanding of Epidemiology and Control of Mental Disorders,
      • American Public Health Association,
      • December, 2008
      • Elected Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science,
      • August, 2007
      • 1st Mortimer D. Sackler MD Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology,
      • The faculties of the Sackler Institutes of Developmental Psychobiology at Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons and at the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University,
      • 2007
      • Elected Fellow of the British Academy,
      • 2006
      • ISI Highly Cited Research (field: Psychology/Psychiatry),
      • 2006
      • Wolfson Research Merit Award,
      • Royal Society,
      • 2006
      • Elected Fellow of the American Psychopathological Association,
      • 2005
      • Maccoby Book Award in Developmental Psychology,
      • American Psychological Association,
      • 2003
      • Elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK),
      • 2002
      • John P. Hill Memorial Award, (with T.E. Moffitt),
      • Society for Research in Adolescence,
      • 2002
      • Robert L. Fantz Award,
      • American Psychological Foundation,
      • 1995
      • Selected as Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences,
      • Palo Alto Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology (Developmental Psychology), American Psychological Association,
      • 1995
      • University of Wisconsin Vilas Foundation Associate,
      • 1995-1996
      • Margaret Bernauer Research Award,
      • Wisconsin Psychological Association,
      • 1994
      • H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellow,
      • University of Wisconsin,
      • 1993-1998
      • Spencer Fellowship,
      • National Academy of Education,
      • 1990-1992
      • Graduate Fellowship,
      • Cornell University, College of Human Ecology,
      • 1984
      • Pre-Doctoral Fellowship,
      • Foundation for Child Development,
      • 1983
      • Highest Honors in Major,
      • UC-Santa Cruz,
      • 1981
  • Selected Publications

      • Arseneault, L., Cannon, M., Fisher, H.L. Polaczyk, G., Moffitt, T. E., & Caspi, A..
      • 2011.
      • Childhood trauma and children's emerging psychotic symptoms: a genetically sensitive longitudinal cohort study.
      • American Journal of Psychiatry
      • 168:
      • 65-72
      • .
      • Belsky, D., Caspi, A, Arseneault, L, Bliedorn, W, Fonagy, P, Goodman, M, Houts, R, Moffitt, TE..
      • 2012.
      • Etiological features of Borderline Personality-related characteristics in a birth cohort of 12-year-old children..
      • Development and Psychopathology
      • 24:
      • 251-265
      • .
      • Bowes, L., Maughan, B., Ball, H., Shakoor, S., Ouellet-Morin, I., Caspi, A,. Moffitt, T.E., & Arseneault, L.
      • 2011.
      • Chronic bullying victimization across school transition: The role of genetic and environmental influences.
      • Development and Psychopathology
      • .
      • Danese, A., Caspi ,A., Williams, B., Ambler, A., Sugden, K., Mika, J., Werts, H., Freeman, J., Pariante, C.M., Moffitt, T.E., & Arseneault, L..
      • 2011.
      • Biological embedding of stress through inflammation processes in childhood.
      • Molecular Psychiatry
      • 16:
      • 244-246
      • .
      • Grisham, J.R., Fullana, M.A., Mataix-Cols, D., Moffitt, T.E., Caspi, A., Poulton, R..
      • 2011.
      • Risk factors prospectively associated with adult obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
      • Psychological Medicine
      • E-pub:
      • .
      • Moffitt, T. E., Arseneault, L., Belsky, D., Dickson, N., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, HL., Houts, R., Poulton, R., Roberts, B.W., Ross, S., Sears, M. R., Thomson, W.M., & Caspi, A..
      • 2011.
      • A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety..
      • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
      • 108:
      • 2693-2698
      • .
      • Ouellet-Morin, I., Danese, A., Bowes, L., Shakoor, S., Ambler, A., Pariante, C., Papadopoulos, A., Caspi, A, Moffitt, T.E., & Arseneault, L..
      • 2011.
      • A discordant MZ twin design shows blunted cortisol reactivity among bullied children.
      • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
      • 50:
      • 574-582
      • .
      • Ouellet-Morin, I, Odgers, CL, Danese, A, Bowes, L, Shakoor, S, Papadopoulos, AS, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, & Arseneault, L.
      • 2011.
      • Blunted cortisol responses to stress signal social and behavioral problems among maltreated/bullied 12 year-old children.
      • Biological Psychiatry
      • 70:
      • 1016-1023
      • .
      • Shakoor, S., Jaffee, SR., Andreou, P., Bowes, L., Ambler, A.P., Caspi, A., Moffitt, T.E., & Arseneault, L..
      • 2011.
      • Mothers and children as informants of bullying victimization: Results from an epidemiological cohort of children.
      • Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
      • 39:
      • 379-387
      • .
      • Shearer, D.M., Thomson, W.M., Caspi, A., Moffitt, T.E., Broadbent, J.M., & Poulton, R..
      • 2011.
      • Inter-generational continuity in periodontal health: Findings from the Dunedin Family History Study.
      • Journal of Clinical Periodontology
      • 38:
      • 301-309
      • .
      • Thomson, WM, Caspi, A , Poulton, R, Moffitt, TE, & Broadbent, J..
      • 2011.
      • Personality and oral health.
      • European Journal of Oral Sciences
      • 119:
      • 366-372
      • .
      • Uher, R., Caspi, A., Houts, R., Sugden, K., Williams, B., Poulton, R., Moffitt, T. E..
      • 2011.
      • Serotonin transporter gene moderates childhood maltreatment’s effect on persistent but not single-episode depression: Replications and implications for resolving inconsistent results.
      • Journal of Affective Disorders
      • 135:
      • 56-65
      • .
      • Wong, C.C.Y., Caspi, A., Williams, B., Houts, R., Craig, I.W., & Mill, J..
      • 2011.
      • A longitudinal twin study of skewed X chromosome-inactivation.
      • PLoS ONE
      • 6: e17873:
      • .
      • Zimmermann, P, Brückl, T, Nocon, A, Heck, A, Pfister, H, Binder, E, Uhr, M, Lieb, R, Moffitt, TE, Caspi, A, Holsboer, F, Ising, M..
      • 2011.
      • Interaction of FKBP5 gene variants and adverse life events in predicting Depression onset: Results from a Ten-Year Prospective Community Study.
      • American J of Psychiatry
      • 168:
      • 1107-1116
      • .
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  • Postdoctoral Students

    • Daniel Belsky
      • 2012 - present
    • Salomon Israel
      • 2012 - present
    • Sidra Goldman-Mellor
      • 2012 - present
    • Idan Shalev
      • 2011 - present
    • Madeline Hogan Meier
      • 2010 - present
    • Guilherme Polanczyk
      • 2009
      • Institute of Psychiatry, University of Sao Paolo
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