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


Development, epidemiology, genetics, health inequalities, personality

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

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

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

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

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

Baldwin, JR, Arseneault, L, Caspi, A, Fisher, HL, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, Pariante, C, Ambler, A, Dove, R, Kepa, A, Matthews, T, Menard, A, Sugden, K, Williams, B, and Danese, A. "Childhood victimization and inflammation in young adulthood: A genetically sensitive cohort study." Brain, behavior, and immunity 67 (January 2018): 211-217. Full Text

Newbury, JB, Arseneault, L, Moffitt, TE, Caspi, A, Danese, A, Baldwin, JR, and Fisher, HL. "Measuring childhood maltreatment to predict early-adult psychopathology: Comparison of prospective informant-reports and retrospective self-reports." Journal of Psychiatric Research 96 (January 2018): 57-64. 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

Rivenbark, JG, Odgers, CL, Caspi, A, Harrington, H, Hogan, S, Houts, RM, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "The high societal costs of childhood conduct problems: evidence from administrative records up to age 38 in a longitudinal birth cohort." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines (December 2, 2017). Full Text

Newbury, JB, Arseneault, L, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, Baldwin, JR, Zavos, HMS, and Fisher, HL. "In the eye of the beholder: Perceptions of neighborhood adversity and psychotic experiences in adolescence." Development and Psychopathology 29.5 (December 2017): 1823-1837. Full Text


Selected Grants

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

Development of Amygdala-Prefrontal Interactions awarded by National Institute of Mental Health (Sponsor). 2005 to 2010