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

Savage, Jeanne E., et al. “Genome-wide association meta-analysis in 269,867 individuals identifies new genetic and functional links to intelligence.Nat Genet, vol. 50, no. 7, July 2018, pp. 912–19. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41588-018-0152-6. Full Text

Miller, Jacob A., et al. “Effects of Schizophrenia Polygenic Risk Scores on Brain Activity and Performance During Working Memory Subprocesses in Healthy Young Adults.Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 44, no. 4, June 2018, pp. 844–53. Epmc, doi:10.1093/schbul/sbx140. Full Text

Davies, Gail, et al. “Study of 300,486 individuals identifies 148 independent genetic loci influencing general cognitive function.Nat Commun, vol. 9, no. 1, May 2018, p. 2098. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-04362-x. Full Text

Agrawal, A., et al. “Genome-wide association study identifies a novel locus for cannabis dependence.Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 23, no. 5, May 2018, pp. 1293–302. Epmc, doi:10.1038/mp.2017.200. Full Text

Chen, Qiang, et al. “Schizophrenia polygenic risk score predicts mnemonic hippocampal activity.Brain : A Journal of Neurology, vol. 141, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 1218–28. Epmc, doi:10.1093/brain/awy004. Full Text

Romer, A. L., et al. “Structural alterations within cerebellar circuitry are associated with general liability for common mental disorders.Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 23, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 1084–90. Epmc, doi:10.1038/mp.2017.57. Full Text

Scult, Matthew A., and Ahmad R. Hariri. “A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE NEUROGENETICS OF COGNITION-EMOTION INTERACTIONS.Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, vol. 19, Feb. 2018, pp. 50–54. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.09.014. Full Text

Nikolova, Yuliya S., et al. “Shifting priorities: highly conserved behavioral and brain network adaptations to chronic stress across species.Translational Psychiatry, vol. 8, no. 1, Jan. 2018, p. 26. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41398-017-0083-5. Full Text

Swartz, Johnna R., et al. “Post-secondary maternal education buffers against neural risk for psychological vulnerability to future life stress.Neuropsychologia, vol. 109, Jan. 2018, pp. 134–39. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.12.019. Full Text

Dotterer, Hailey L., et al. “Examining the Factor Structure of the Self-Report of Psychopathy Short-Form Across Four Young Adult Samples.Assessment, vol. 24, no. 8, Dec. 2017, pp. 1062–79. Epmc, doi:10.1177/1073191116640355. Full Text