Avshalom Caspi

Avshalom Caspi

Edward M. Arnett Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

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

Baldwin, JR, Arseneault, L, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, Fisher, HL, Odgers, CL, Ambler, A, Houts, RM, Matthews, T, Ougrin, D, Richmond-Rakerd, LS, Takizawa, R, and Danese, A. "Adolescent Victimization and Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors: A Genetically Sensitive Cohort Study." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 58.5 (May 2019): 506-513. Full Text

Belsky, DW, Caspi, A, Arseneault, L, Corcoran, DL, Domingue, BW, Harris, KM, Houts, RM, Mill, JS, Moffitt, TE, Prinz, J, Sugden, K, Wertz, J, Williams, B, and Odgers, CL. "Genetics and the geography of health, behaviour and attainment." Nature Human Behaviour (April 8, 2019). Full Text

Matthews, T, Odgers, CL, Danese, A, Fisher, HL, Newbury, JB, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, and Arseneault, L. "Loneliness and Neighborhood Characteristics: A Multi-Informant, Nationally Representative Study of Young Adults." Psychological Science (April 7, 2019): 956797619836102-null. Full Text

Elliott, ML, Knodt, AR, Cooke, M, Kim, MJ, Melzer, TR, Keenan, R, Ireland, D, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, and Hariri, AR. "General functional connectivity: Shared features of resting-state and task fMRI drive reliable and heritable individual differences in functional brain networks." Neuroimage 189 (April 2019): 516-532. Full Text

Wertz, J, Belsky, J, Moffitt, TE, Belsky, DW, Harrington, H, Avinun, R, Poulton, R, Ramrakha, S, and Caspi, A. "Genetics of nurture: A test of the hypothesis that parents' genetics predict their observed caregiving." Developmental Psychology (March 28, 2019). Full Text

Moffitt, TE, and Caspi, A. "Psychiatry's Opportunity to Prevent the Rising Burden of Age-Related Disease." Jama Psychiatry (March 27, 2019). Full Text

Richmond-Rakerd, LS, Caspi, A, Arseneault, L, Baldwin, JR, Danese, A, Houts, RM, Matthews, T, Wertz, J, and Moffitt, TE. "Adolescents Who Self-Harm and Commit Violent Crime: Testing Early-Life Predictors of Dual Harm in a Longitudinal Cohort Study." The American Journal of Psychiatry 176.3 (March 2019): 186-195. Full Text

Lewis, SJ, Arseneault, L, Caspi, A, Fisher, HL, Matthews, T, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, Stahl, D, Teng, JY, and Danese, A. "The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales." The Lancet. Psychiatry 6.3 (March 2019): 247-256. Full Text

van Dongen, J, Zilhão, NR, Sugden, K, BIOS Consortium, , Hannon, EJ, Mill, J, Caspi, A, Agnew-Blais, J, Arseneault, L, Corcoran, DL, Moffitt, TE, Poulton, R, Franke, B, and Boomsma, DI. "Epigenome-wide Association Study of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Adults." Biological Psychiatry (March 2019). Full Text

Thomson, WM, Broadbent, JM, Caspi, A, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Childhood IQ predicts age-38 oral disease experience and service-use." Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (February 27, 2019). Full Text

Pages

Caspi, A, and Moffitt, TE. "Longitudinal cohort research: Sowing, nurturing, waiting, harvesting." Scientists Making a Difference: One Hundred Eminent Behavioral and Brain Scientists Talk about their Most Important Contributions. August 11, 2016. 249-255. Full Text

Fisher, H, Marzi, S, Arseneault, L, Wong, C, Kandaswamy, R, Moffitt, T, Roberts, S, Mill, J, and Caspi, A. "EPIGENETIC SIGNATURES OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT VICTIMISATION USING A GENETICALLY SENSITIVE LONGITUDINAL COHORT STUDY." 6th Biennial Conference of the Schizophrenia-International-Research-Society (SIRS). April 4, 2018 - April 8, 2018. Florence, ITALY.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS, April 1, 2018.

Crush, E, Arseneault, L, Moffitt, T, Danese, A, Caspi, A, Jaffee, S, and Fisher, H. "PROTECTIVE FACTORS FOR PSYCHOTIC EXPERIENCES AMONGST ADOLESCENTS EXPOSED TO MULTIPLE FORMS OF VICTIMIZATION." 6th Biennial Conference of the Schizophrenia-International-Research-Society (SIRS). April 4, 2018 - April 8, 2018. Florence, ITALY.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS, April 1, 2018.

van Dongen, J, Suderman, M, Sugden, K, Ismail, K, Mulder, RH, Kupper, LK, Bustamante, M, Alemany, S, Bonder, MJ, Parmar, P, Lowry, E, Jansen, R, Baselmans, B, Nivard, M, Corcoran, D, Poulton, R, Mill, J, Hannon, E, Arseneault, L, Vuoksimaa, E, Ollikainen, M, Corpeleijn, E, Ligthart, L, Relton, C, Moffitt, T, Caspi, A, Kaprio, J, Tiemeier, H, Snieder, H, Sunyer, J, Franke, L, Sebert, S, Marjo-riitta, , Bartels, M, Boomsma, D, and Consortium, BIOS. "Epigenome-wide association study meta-analysis of aggressive behavior." November 2017.

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

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.

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.": Elsevier BV, April 2010. Full Text

Selected Grants

Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Meta-Flexibility awarded by National Institutes of Health (Advisor). 2019 to 2024

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

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 2019

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

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