Terrie E. Moffitt

Terrie E. Moffitt

Nannerl O. Keohane University Professor

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California 1984

  • M.A., University of Southern California 1981

  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1977


Developmental psychopathology, longitudinal cohorts, aging, neuropsychology, antisocial

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

Agnew-Blais, JC, Polanczyk, GV, Danese, A, Wertz, J, Moffitt, TE, and Arseneault, L. "Young adult mental health and functional outcomes among individuals with remitted, persistent and late-onset ADHD." The British Journal of Psychiatry : the Journal of Mental Science 213.3 (September 2018): 526-534. Full Text

Belsky, DW, Domingue, BW, Wedow, R, Arseneault, L, Boardman, JD, Caspi, A, Conley, D, Fletcher, JM, Freese, J, Herd, P, Moffitt, TE, Poulton, R, Sicinski, K, Wertz, J, and Harris, KM. "Genetic analysis of social-class mobility in five longitudinal studies." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115.31 (July 9, 2018): E7275-E7284. Full Text

Marzi, SJ, Sugden, K, Arseneault, L, Belsky, DW, Burrage, J, Corcoran, DL, Danese, A, Fisher, HL, Hannon, E, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, Pariante, C, Poulton, R, Williams, BS, Wong, CCY, Mill, J, and Caspi, A. "Analysis of DNA Methylation in Young People: Limited Evidence for an Association Between Victimization Stress and Epigenetic Variation in Blood." The American Journal of Psychiatry 175.6 (June 2018): 517-529. Full Text

Belsky, DW, Moffitt, TE, Cohen, AA, Corcoran, DL, Levine, ME, Prinz, JA, Schaefer, J, Sugden, K, Williams, B, Poulton, R, and Caspi, A. "Eleven Telomere, Epigenetic Clock, and Biomarker-Composite Quantifications of Biological Aging: Do They Measure the Same Thing?." American Journal of Epidemiology 187.6 (June 2018): 1220-1230. Full Text

Rasmussen, LJH, Moffitt, TE, Eugen-Olsen, J, Belsky, DW, Danese, A, Harrington, H, Houts, RM, Poulton, R, Sugden, K, Williams, B, and Caspi, A. "Cumulative childhood risk is associated with a new measure of chronic inflammation in adulthood." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines (May 9, 2018). Full Text

Wertz, J, Caspi, A, Belsky, DW, Beckley, AL, Arseneault, L, Barnes, JC, Corcoran, DL, Hogan, S, Houts, RM, Morgan, N, Odgers, CL, Prinz, JA, Sugden, K, Williams, BS, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Genetics and Crime: Integrating New Genomic Discoveries Into Psychological Research About Antisocial Behavior." Psychological Science 29.5 (May 2018): 791-803. Full Text

Schaefer, JD, Moffitt, TE, Arseneault, L, Danese, A, Fisher, HL, Houts, R, Sheridan, MA, Wertz, J, and Caspi, A. "Adolescent Victimization and Early-Adult Psychopathology: Approaching Causal Inference Using a Longitudinal Twin Study to Rule Out Noncausal Explanations." Clinical Psychological Science : a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science 6.3 (May 2018): 352-371. Full Text


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

Moffitt, TE. "Self-Control, Then and Now." The Future of Criminology. September 20, 2012. Full Text

Piquero, AR, and Moffitt, TE. "Life-course persistent offending." Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice: Second Edition. July 12, 2010. 201-222. Full Text

Moffitt, TE. "Life-Course-Persistent versus Adolescence-Limited Antisocial Behavior." Developmental Psychopathology: Second Edition. January 1, 2006. 570-598. Full Text

Selected Grants

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

Midlife Pace of Aging in the Dunedin Study awarded by King's College London (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2021

Evaluating neurodegenerative risk in middle-aged adults exposed to lead as children awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

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 (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2020

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

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

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

A Compute Cluster for Brain Imaging and Analysis awarded by National Institutes of Health (Minor User). 2016 to 2017


Predict My Future. Creator. http://www.moffittcaspi.com/content/science-us (2015)


Predict My Future: What makes us who we really are? In collaboration with Razorfilms New Zealand. This is a 4-part documentary feature film supported by TVNZ. This film series has been bought for distribution by BBC Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, N Korea, Palua, Philippines, Singapore, S Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, & Vietnam. This film series has been bought for distribution by Discovery Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Qantas Airlines.