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


Development, epidemiology, genetics, health inequalities, personality

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

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

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 59.6 (June 2018): 703-710. 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

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

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


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