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 at Santa Cruz 1981


Development, epidemiology, genetics, health inequalities, personality

Belsky, D. W., et al. “Polygenic risk for adult obesity is mediated by rapid childhood growth: Evidence from a 4-decade longitudinal study.” Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, vol. 166, no. 6, 2012, pp. 515–21.

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

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

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