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

Schaefer, JD, Scult, MA, Caspi, A, Arseneault, L, Belsky, DW, Hariri, AR, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Is low cognitive functioning a predictor or consequence of major depressive disorder? A test in two longitudinal birth cohorts." Development and Psychopathology (November 16, 2017): 1-15. Full Text

Suppli, NP, Bukh, JD, Moffitt, TE, Caspi, A, Johansen, C, Tjønneland, A, Kessing, LV, and Dalton, SO. "Genetic variants in 5-HTTLPR, BDNF, HTR1A, COMT, and FKBP5 and risk for treated depression after cancer diagnosis." Depression and Anxiety 34.9 (September 2017): 845-855. Full Text

Williams, MJA, Milne, BJ, Ambler, A, Theodore, R, Ramrakha, S, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, and Poulton, R. "Childhood body mass index and endothelial dysfunction evaluated by peripheral arterial tonometry in early midlife." International Journal of Obesity (2005) 41.9 (September 2017): 1355-1360. Full Text

Matthews, T, Danese, A, Gregory, AM, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, and Arseneault, L. "Sleeping with one eye open: loneliness and sleep quality in young adults." Psychological Medicine 47.12 (September 2017): 2177-2186. Full Text

Belsky, DW, Caspi, A, Cohen, HJ, Kraus, WE, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Impact of early personal-history characteristics on the Pace of Aging: implications for clinical trials of therapies to slow aging and extend healthspan." Aging Cell 16.4 (August 2017): 644-651. Full Text

Kotov, R, Krueger, RF, Watson, D, Achenbach, TM, Althoff, RR, Bagby, RM, Brown, TA, Carpenter, WT, Caspi, A, Clark, LA, Eaton, NR, Forbes, MK, Forbush, KT, Goldberg, D, Hasin, D, Hyman, SE, Ivanova, MY, Lynam, DR, Markon, K, Miller, JD, Moffitt, TE, Morey, LC, Mullins-Sweatt, SN, Ormel, J, Patrick, CJ, Regier, DA, Rescorla, L, Ruggero, CJ, Samuel, DB, Sellbom, M, Simms, LJ, Skodol, AE, Slade, T, South, SC, Tackett, JL, Waldman, ID, Waszczuk, MA, Widiger, TA, Wright, AGC, and Zimmerman, M. "The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP): A dimensional alternative to traditional nosologies." Journal of Abnormal Psychology 126.4 (May 2017): 454-477. (Review) Full Text

Danese, A, Moffitt, TE, Arseneault, L, Bleiberg, BA, Dinardo, PB, Gandelman, SB, Houts, R, Ambler, A, Fisher, HL, Poulton, R, and Caspi, A. "The Origins of Cognitive Deficits in Victimized Children: Implications for Neuroscientists and Clinicians." The American Journal of Psychiatry 174.4 (April 2017): 349-361. Full Text

Reuben, A, Caspi, A, Belsky, DW, Broadbent, J, Harrington, H, Sugden, K, Houts, RM, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Association of Childhood Blood Lead Levels With Cognitive Function and Socioeconomic Status at Age 38 Years and With IQ Change and Socioeconomic Mobility Between Childhood and Adulthood." Jama 317.12 (March 2017): 1244-1251. Full Text

Schaefer, JD, Caspi, A, Belsky, DW, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Horwood, LJ, Hussong, A, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Enduring mental health: Prevalence and prediction." Journal of Abnormal Psychology 126.2 (February 2017): 212-224. Full Text

Moffitt, TE, Belsky, DW, Danese, A, Poulton, R, and Caspi, A. "The Longitudinal Study of Aging in Human Young Adults: Knowledge Gaps and Research Agenda." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 72.2 (February 2017): 210-215. Full Text