Avshalom Caspi

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

Selzam, S, Coleman, JRI, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, and Plomin, R. "A polygenic p factor for major psychiatric disorders." Translational Psychiatry 8.1 (October 2, 2018): 205-null. Full Text

Caspi, A, and Moffitt, TE. "All for One and One for All: Mental Disorders in One Dimension." The American Journal of Psychiatry 175.9 (September 2018): 831-844. Full Text

Crush, E, Arseneault, L, Moffitt, TE, Danese, A, Caspi, A, Jaffee, SR, Matthews, T, and Fisher, HL. "Protective factors for psychotic experiences amongst adolescents exposed to multiple forms of victimization." Journal of Psychiatric Research 104 (September 2018): 32-38. Full Text

Belsky, DW, Domingue, BW, Wedow, R, Arseneault, L, Boardman, JD, Caspi, A, Conley, D, Fletcher, JM, Freese, J, Herd, P, Moffitt, TE, Poulton, R, Sicinski, K, Wertz, J, and Harris, KM. "Genetic analysis of social-class mobility in five longitudinal studies." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115.31 (July 9, 2018): E7275-E7284. 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 175.6 (June 2018): 517-529. Full Text

Belsky, DW, Moffitt, TE, Cohen, AA, Corcoran, DL, Levine, ME, Prinz, JA, Schaefer, J, Sugden, K, Williams, B, Poulton, R, and Caspi, A. "Eleven Telomere, Epigenetic Clock, and Biomarker-Composite Quantifications of Biological Aging: Do They Measure the Same Thing?." American Journal of Epidemiology 187.6 (June 2018): 1220-1230. Full Text

Rasmussen, LJH, Moffitt, TE, Eugen-Olsen, J, Belsky, DW, Danese, A, Harrington, H, Houts, RM, Poulton, R, Sugden, K, Williams, B, and Caspi, A. "Cumulative childhood risk is associated with a new measure of chronic inflammation in adulthood." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines (May 9, 2018). 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 29.5 (May 2018): 791-803. Full Text

Schaefer, JD, Moffitt, TE, Arseneault, L, Danese, A, Fisher, HL, Houts, R, Sheridan, MA, Wertz, J, and Caspi, A. "Adolescent Victimization and Early-Adult Psychopathology: Approaching Causal Inference Using a Longitudinal Twin Study to Rule Out Noncausal Explanations." Clinical Psychological Science : a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science 6.3 (May 2018): 352-371. Full Text

Matthews, T, Danese, A, Caspi, A, Fisher, HL, Goldman-Mellor, S, Kepa, A, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, and Arseneault, L. "Lonely young adults in modern Britain: findings from an epidemiological cohort study." Psychological Medicine (April 24, 2018): 1-10. Full Text

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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." April 2010. Full Text

Selected Grants

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

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

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