Ahmad Hariri, Ph.D.

Ahmad Hariri

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Office Location: 
2020 W Main Street Suite 30, Box 104151, Durham, NC 27708
Mailing Address: 
2020 W Main Street Suite 30, Box 104151, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-1039

The Caspi/Moffitt Laboratory collaborates with Ahmad Hariri in imaging research. Please click here for further information.


Integrating psychology, neuroimaging, pharmacology and molecular genetics in the search for biological pathways mediating individual differences in behavior and related risk for psychopathology.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles 2000

  • M.S., University of Maryland, College Park 1997

  • B.S., University of Maryland, College Park 1994

Kim, M. Justin, et al. “Corticolimbic circuit structure moderates an association between early life stress and later trait anxiety.Neuroimage. Clinical, vol. 24, Jan. 2019, p. 102050. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2019.102050. Full Text

Puetz, V. B., et al. “Investigating patterns of neural response associated with childhood abuse v. childhood neglect.” Psychological Medicine, Jan. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S003329171900134X. Full Text

Scult, Matthew A., et al. “Prefrontal Executive Control Rescues Risk for Anxiety Associated with High Threat and Low Reward Brain Function.Cerebral Cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), vol. 29, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 70–76. Epmc, doi:10.1093/cercor/bhx304. Full Text

Sethi, Arjun, et al. “Primary and Secondary Variants of Psychopathy in a Volunteer Sample Are Associated With Different Neurocognitive Mechanisms.Biological Psychiatry. Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, vol. 3, no. 12, Dec. 2018, pp. 1013–21. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bpsc.2018.04.002. Full Text

Lam, Max, et al. “Multi-Trait Analysis of GWAS and Biological Insights Into Cognition: A Response to Hill (2018).Twin Res Hum Genet, vol. 21, no. 5, Oct. 2018, pp. 394–97. Pubmed, doi:10.1017/thg.2018.46. Full Text

Elliott, Maxwell L., et al. “A Connectome-wide Functional Signature of Transdiagnostic Risk for Mental Illness.Biological Psychiatry, vol. 84, no. 6, Sept. 2018, pp. 452–59. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.03.012. Full Text Open Access Copy

d’Arbeloff, Tracy C., et al. “Microstructural integrity of a pathway connecting the prefrontal cortex and amygdala moderates the association between cognitive reappraisal and negative emotions.Emotion (Washington, D.C.), vol. 18, no. 6, Sept. 2018, pp. 912–15. Epmc, doi:10.1037/emo0000447. Full Text

Avinun, Reut, et al. “Replication in Imaging Genetics: The Case of Threat-Related Amygdala Reactivity.Biological Psychiatry, vol. 84, no. 2, July 2018, pp. 148–59. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.11.010. Full Text

Kim, M. Justin, et al. “A Link Between Childhood Adversity and Trait Anger Reflects Relative Activity of the Amygdala and Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex.Biological Psychiatry. Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, vol. 3, no. 7, July 2018, pp. 644–49. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bpsc.2018.03.006. Full Text