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, Santa Cruz 1981


Development, epidemiology, genetics, health inequalities, personality

Grisham, J. R., et al. “Risk factors prospectively associated with adult obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and obsessive-compulsive disorder.Psychological Medicine, vol. 41, no. 12, Dec. 2011, pp. 2495–506. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s0033291711000894. Full Text

Uher, Rudolf, et al. “Serotonin transporter gene moderates childhood maltreatment's effects on persistent but not single-episode depression: replications and implications for resolving inconsistent results.Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 135, no. 1–3, Dec. 2011, pp. 56–65. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2011.03.010. Full Text

Ouellet-Morin, Isabelle, et al. “Blunted cortisol responses to stress signal social and behavioral problems among maltreated/bullied 12-year-old children.Biological Psychiatry, vol. 70, no. 11, Dec. 2011, pp. 1016–23. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.06.017. Full Text

Zimmermann, Petra, et al. “Interaction of FKBP5 gene variants and adverse life events in predicting depression onset: results from a 10-year prospective community study.The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 168, no. 10, Oct. 2011, pp. 1107–16. Epmc, doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2011.10111577. Full Text

Thomson, W. Murray, et al. “Personality and oral health.European Journal of Oral Sciences, vol. 119, no. 5, Oct. 2011, pp. 366–72. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.1600-0722.2011.00840.x. Full Text

Ouellet-Morin, Isabelle, et al. “A discordant monozygotic twin design shows blunted cortisol reactivity among bullied children.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 50, no. 6, June 2011, pp. 574-582.e3. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2011.02.015. Full Text

Shakoor, Sania, et al. “Mothers and children as informants of bullying victimization: results from an epidemiological cohort of children.Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, vol. 39, no. 3, Apr. 2011, pp. 379–87. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10802-010-9463-5. Full Text

Shearer, Dara M., et al. “Inter-generational continuity in periodontal health: findings from the Dunedin family history study.Journal of Clinical Periodontology, vol. 38, no. 4, Apr. 2011, pp. 301–09. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.1600-051x.2011.01704.x. Full Text

Wong, Chloe Chung Yi, et al. “A longitudinal twin study of skewed X chromosome-inactivation.Plos One, vol. 6, no. 3, Mar. 2011, p. e17873. Epmc, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017873. Full Text

Danese, A., et al. “Biological embedding of stress through inflammation processes in childhood.Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 16, no. 3, Mar. 2011, pp. 244–46. Epmc, doi:10.1038/mp.2010.5. Full Text