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

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

van Dongen, Jenny, et al. “Epigenome-wide Association Study of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Adults..” Biological Psychiatry, Mar. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.02.016. Full Text

Sugden, Karen, et al. “Establishing a generalized polyepigenetic biomarker for tobacco smoking..” Translational Psychiatry, vol. 9, no. 1, Feb. 2019. 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

Hartwig, Fernando Pires, et al. “Effect modification of FADS2 polymorphisms on the association between breastfeeding and intelligence: results from a collaborative meta-analysis..” International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 48, no. 1, Feb. 2019, pp. 45–57. Epmc, doi:10.1093/ije/dyy273. Full Text

Matthews, Timothy, et al. “Lonely young adults in modern Britain: findings from an epidemiological cohort study..” Psychological Medicine, vol. 49, no. 2, Jan. 2019, pp. 268–77. Epmc, doi:10.1017/S0033291718000788. Full Text

Selzam, Saskia, et al. “A polygenic p factor for major psychiatric disorders..” Translational Psychiatry, vol. 8, no. 1, Oct. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41398-018-0217-4. Full Text

Caspi, Avshalom, and Terrie E. Moffitt. “All for One and One for All: Mental Disorders in One Dimension..” The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 175, no. 9, Sept. 2018, pp. 831–44. Epmc, doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.17121383. Full Text

Crush, Eloise, et al. “Protective factors for psychotic experiences amongst adolescents exposed to multiple forms of victimization..” Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 104, Sept. 2018, pp. 32–38. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2018.06.011. Full Text

Hannon, Eilis, et al. “Characterizing genetic and environmental influences on variable DNA methylation using monozygotic and dizygotic twins..” Plos Genetics, vol. 14, no. 8, Aug. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1007544. Full Text


Selected Grants

Social Inequality and Children's Mental Health awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2014

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