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

Expertise

Development, epidemiology, genetics, health inequalities, personality

Lewis, SJ, Arseneault, L, Caspi, A, Fisher, HL, Matthews, T, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, Stahl, D, Teng, JY, and Danese, A. "The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales." The Lancet. Psychiatry 6.3 (March 2019): 247-256. Full Text

Thomson, WM, Broadbent, JM, Caspi, A, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Childhood IQ predicts age-38 oral disease experience and service-use." Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (February 27, 2019). Full Text

Sugden, K, Hannon, EJ, Arseneault, L, Belsky, DW, Broadbent, JM, Corcoran, DL, Hancox, RJ, Houts, RM, Moffitt, TE, Poulton, R, Prinz, JA, Thomson, WM, Williams, BS, Wong, CCY, Mill, J, and Caspi, A. "Establishing a generalized polyepigenetic biomarker for tobacco smoking." Translational Psychiatry 9.1 (February 15, 2019): 92-null. Full Text

Elliott, ML, Knodt, AR, Cooke, M, Kim, MJ, Melzer, TR, Keenan, R, Ireland, D, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, and Hariri, AR. "General functional connectivity: Shared features of resting-state and task fMRI drive reliable and heritable individual differences in functional brain networks." Neuroimage 189 (January 29, 2019): 516-532. Full Text

Reuben, A, Schaefer, JD, Moffitt, TE, Broadbent, J, Harrington, H, Houts, RM, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, and Caspi, A. "Association of Childhood Lead Exposure With Adult Personality Traits and Lifelong Mental Health." Jama Psychiatry (January 23, 2019). Full Text

Hartwig, FP, Davies, NM, Horta, BL, Ahluwalia, TS, Bisgaard, H, Bønnelykke, K, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, Poulton, R, Sajjad, A, Tiemeier, HW, Dalmau-Bueno, A, Guxens, M, Bustamante, M, Santa-Marina, L, Parker, N, Paus, T, Pausova, Z, Lauritzen, L, Schnurr, TM, Michaelsen, KF, Hansen, T, Oddy, W, Pennell, CE, Warrington, NM, Davey Smith, G, and Victora, CG. "Effect modification of FADS2 polymorphisms on the association between breastfeeding and intelligence: results from a collaborative meta-analysis." International Journal of Epidemiology (December 11, 2018). Full Text

Selzam, S, Coleman, JRI, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, and Plomin, R. "A polygenic p factor for major psychiatric disorders." Translational Psychiatry 8.1 (October 2, 2018): 205-null. Full Text

Caspi, A, and Moffitt, TE. "All for One and One for All: Mental Disorders in One Dimension." The American Journal of Psychiatry 175.9 (September 2018): 831-844. Full Text

Crush, E, Arseneault, L, Moffitt, TE, Danese, A, Caspi, A, Jaffee, SR, Matthews, T, and Fisher, HL. "Protective factors for psychotic experiences amongst adolescents exposed to multiple forms of victimization." Journal of Psychiatric Research 104 (September 2018): 32-38. Full Text

Hannon, E, Knox, O, Sugden, K, Burrage, J, Wong, CCY, Belsky, DW, Corcoran, DL, Arseneault, L, Moffitt, TE, Caspi, A, and Mill, J. "Characterizing genetic and environmental influences on variable DNA methylation using monozygotic and dizygotic twins." Plos Genetics 14.8 (August 9, 2018): e1007544-null. Full Text

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Caspi, A, and Moffitt, TE. "Longitudinal cohort research: Sowing, nurturing, waiting, harvesting." Scientists Making a Difference: One Hundred Eminent Behavioral and Brain Scientists Talk about their Most Important Contributions. August 11, 2016. 249-255. Full Text

Fisher, H, Marzi, S, Arseneault, L, Wong, C, Kandaswamy, R, Moffitt, T, Roberts, S, Mill, J, and Caspi, A. "EPIGENETIC SIGNATURES OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT VICTIMISATION USING A GENETICALLY SENSITIVE LONGITUDINAL COHORT STUDY." 6th Biennial Conference of the Schizophrenia-International-Research-Society (SIRS). April 4, 2018 - April 8, 2018. Florence, ITALY.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS, April 1, 2018.

Crush, E, Arseneault, L, Moffitt, T, Danese, A, Caspi, A, Jaffee, S, and Fisher, H. "PROTECTIVE FACTORS FOR PSYCHOTIC EXPERIENCES AMONGST ADOLESCENTS EXPOSED TO MULTIPLE FORMS OF VICTIMIZATION." 6th Biennial Conference of the Schizophrenia-International-Research-Society (SIRS). April 4, 2018 - April 8, 2018. Florence, ITALY.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS, April 1, 2018.

van Dongen, J, Suderman, M, Sugden, K, Ismail, K, Mulder, RH, Kupper, LK, Bustamante, M, Alemany, S, Bonder, MJ, Parmar, P, Lowry, E, Jansen, R, Baselmans, B, Nivard, M, Corcoran, D, Poulton, R, Mill, J, Hannon, E, Arseneault, L, Vuoksimaa, E, Ollikainen, M, Corpeleijn, E, Ligthart, L, Relton, C, Moffitt, T, Caspi, A, Kaprio, J, Tiemeier, H, Snieder, H, Sunyer, J, Franke, L, Sebert, S, Marjo-riitta, , Bartels, M, Boomsma, D, and Consortium, BIOS. "Epigenome-wide association study meta-analysis of aggressive behavior." November 2017.

Newbury, J, Arseneault, L, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, and Fisher, HL. "Neighbourhood Adversity, Crime Victimisation and Adolescent Psychotic Experiences: Findings from a Longitudinal Cohort Study." October 2016.

Fisher, H, Caspi, A, Moffitt, T, York-Smith, M, Newbury, J, Uher, R, and Arseneault, L. "Poly-victimisation and Adolescent Psychotic Symptoms in a Nationally-Representative Prospective Cohort Study of Twins." October 2016.

Fisher, H, Murphy, T, Arseneault, L, Burrage, J, Dempster, E, Caspi, A, Moffitt, T, and Mill, J. "Genome-wide DNA methylation profiling in monozygotic twins discordant for psychotic symptoms at age 12." November 2014.

Fisher, H, Caspi, A, Shalev, I, Meier, M, Houts, R, Harrington, H, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, T. "Accelerated biological aging in schizophrenia." November 2014.

Reichenberg, A, Caspi, A, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Keefe, RS, Murray, RM, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Static and Dynamic Cognitive Deficits in Childhood Precede Adult Schizophrenia: A 30-Year Study." May 1, 2010.

Reichenberg, A, Caspi, A, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Keefe, R, Murray, R, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, T. "STATIC AND DYNAMIC COGNITIVE DEFICITS IN CHILDHOOD PRECEDE ADULT SCHIZOPHRENIA: A 30-YEAR STUDY." April 2010. Full Text

Selected Grants

Summer Scholars Program in Genome Sciences and Medicine awarded by National Institutes of Health (Significant Contributor). 2017 to 2022

Behavioral and Physiology in Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2015 to 2020

Aging in 1000 healthy young adults: the Dunedin Study awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2020

Neural signatures of healthy and unhealthy aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Investigator). 2015 to 2020

Neuropsychological and genomic signatures of violence exposure in childhood awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2019

Generating new knowledge to support reversibility interventions awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Genetic and Behavioral Predictors of Susceptibility to Social Stress awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2015

Behavior And Physiology In Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1999 to 2015

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

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