Avshalom Caspi

Avshalom Caspi

Edward M. Arnett Distinguished 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


Development, epidemiology, genetics, health inequalities, personality

Thomson, William Murray, et al. “Childhood IQ predicts age-38 oral disease experience and service-use.Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, vol. 47, no. 3, June 2019, pp. 252–58. Epmc, doi:10.1111/cdoe.12451. Full Text

Baldwin, Jessie R., et al. “Adolescent Victimization and Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors: A Genetically Sensitive Cohort Study.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 58, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 506–13. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2018.07.903. Full Text

Matthews, Timothy, et al. “Loneliness and Neighborhood Characteristics: A Multi-Informant, Nationally Representative Study of Young Adults.Psychological Science, vol. 30, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 765–75. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0956797619836102. Full Text

Moffitt, Terrie E., and Avshalom Caspi. “Psychiatry's Opportunity to Prevent the Rising Burden of Age-Related Disease.Jama Psychiatry, vol. 76, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 461–62. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.0037. Full Text

Elliott, Maxwell L., et al. “General functional connectivity: Shared features of resting-state and task fMRI drive reliable and heritable individual differences in functional brain networks.Neuroimage, vol. 189, Apr. 2019, pp. 516–32. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.01.068. Full Text

Reuben, Aaron, et al. “Association of Childhood Lead Exposure With Adult Personality Traits and Lifelong Mental Health.Jama Psychiatry, vol. 76, no. 4, Apr. 2019, pp. 418–25. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.4192. Full Text

Richmond-Rakerd, Leah S., et al. “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, vol. 176, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 186–95. Epmc, doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.18060740. Full Text

Lewis, Stephanie J., et al. “The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales.The Lancet. Psychiatry, vol. 6, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 247–56. Epmc, doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30031-8. Full Text

Sugden, Karen, et al. “Establishing a generalized polyepigenetic biomarker for tobacco smoking.Translational Psychiatry, vol. 9, no. 1, Feb. 2019, p. 92. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41398-019-0430-9. Full Text

Rasmussen, Line Jee Hartmann, et al. “Cumulative childhood risk is associated with a new measure of chronic inflammation in adulthood.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, vol. 60, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 199–208. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jcpp.12928. Full Text


Selected Grants

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

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