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Moffitt and Caspi Outstanding Mentor Award

Moffitt and Caspi are awarded "Outstanding Mentor" award at Duke University

Monday, October 14, 2019

Drs. Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi of the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience have been named the 2019 Outstanding Postdoc Mentors at Duke.  Read more here. read more about Moffitt and Caspi are awarded "Outstanding Mentor" award at Duke University »


Gait speed

Association of Neurocognitive and Physical Function With Gait Speed in Midlife

Friday, October 11, 2019

Gait speed (how fast you walk) is not only an indicator of your physical well-being but also an index of the health of your brain. These findings are based on the Dunedin Study, which has followed a birth cohort of 1,000 children born in the early 1970s to age 45 years.  The findings, which... read more about Association of Neurocognitive and Physical Function With Gait Speed in Midlife »


Article by Aaron Reuben

Ph.D. Student (and science journalist) Aaron Reuben has a new article about Nature and Health, in Outside magazine

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

 Aaron Reuben has a new article about Nature and Health, in Outside magazine.  Available here. The article and author are also featured in a podcast on "The Doctors Prescribing Nature" by Outside magazine. Listen here, or find it on Apple Podcasts here. read more about Ph.D. Student (and science journalist) Aaron Reuben has a new article about Nature and Health, in Outside magazine »


Childhood lead exposure is associated with adult personality difficulties and lifelong poor mental health

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Lead exposure in childhood appears to have long-lasting negative effects on mental health and personality in adulthood, according to a study of people who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline. The findings, which will appear Jan. 23 in JAMA Psychiatry, reveal that the higher a person's blood lead... read more about Childhood lead exposure is associated with adult personality difficulties and lifelong poor mental health »


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Terrie Moffitt Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Monday, October 15, 2018

Terrie E. Moffitt, Ph.D., the Nannerl O. Keohane University Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, an honorific society for exceptional leaders. Established by Congress in 1863, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and... read more about Terrie Moffitt Elected to National Academy of Medicine »


Farm House

Farm House Receives Architectural Recognition

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Recognizing excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design, Drs. Moffitt & Caspi's farm house received third place honors for the George Matsumoto Prize — the 2018 NC Modernist Houses architectural competition. Learn more about the award-winning residence in the video on left. read more about Farm House Receives Architectural Recognition »


dunedin study

Data Collection in Phase 45 of the Dunedin Study

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Drs. Moffitt & Caspi provide a 10-minute overview of the exciting new data that are being collected as part of the age-45 assessment in the Dunedin Study. read more about Data Collection in Phase 45 of the Dunedin Study »


Caspi and Moffitt

Two psychologists followed 1000 New Zealanders for decades. Here’s what they found about how childhood shapes later life

Thursday, February 1, 2018

In 1987, Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt, two postdocs in psychology, had adjacent displays at the poster session of a conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Caspi, generally not a forward man, looked over at Moffitt's poster and was dazzled by her science. "You have the most beautiful data set," he... read more about Two psychologists followed 1000 New Zealanders for decades. Here’s what they found about how childhood shapes later life »


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