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

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

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

Schaefer, JD, Caspi, A, Belsky, DW, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Israel, S, Levine, ME, Sugden, K, Williams, B, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Early-Life Intelligence Predicts Midlife Biological Age." The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 71.6 (November 2016): 968-977. Full Text

Newbury, J, Arseneault, L, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, and Fisher, HL. "Why Are Children in Urban Neighborhoods at Increased Risk for Psychotic Symptoms? Findings From a UK Longitudinal Cohort Study." Schizophrenia Bulletin 42.6 (November 2016): 1372-1383. Full Text

Baldwin, JR, Arseneault, L, Odgers, C, Belsky, DW, Matthews, T, Ambler, A, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, and Danese, A. "Childhood Bullying Victimization and Overweight in Young Adulthood: A Cohort Study." Psychosomatic Medicine 78.9 (November 2016): 1094-1103. Full Text