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

Hanson, Jamie L., et al. “Cumulative stress in childhood is associated with blunted reward-related brain activity in adulthood.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, vol. 11, no. 3, Mar. 2016, pp. 405–12. Epmc, doi:10.1093/scan/nsv124. Full Text Open Access Copy

Bogdan, Ryan, et al. “Genetic Moderation of Stress Effects on Corticolimbic Circuitry.Neuropsychopharmacology : Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 41, no. 1, Jan. 2016, pp. 275–96. Epmc, doi:10.1038/npp.2015.216. Full Text

Baranger, David A. A., et al. “PER1 rs3027172 Genotype Interacts with Early Life Stress to Predict Problematic Alcohol Use, but Not Reward-Related Ventral Striatum Activity.Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 7, Jan. 2016, p. 464. Epmc, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00464. Full Text

Hanson, Jamie L., et al. “Blunted Ventral Striatum Development in Adolescence Reflects Emotional Neglect and Predicts Depressive Symptoms.Biological Psychiatry, vol. 78, no. 9, Nov. 2015, pp. 598–605. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.05.010. Full Text

Hanson, Jamie L., et al. “Lower structural integrity of the uncinate fasciculus is associated with a history of child maltreatment and future psychological vulnerability to stress.Development and Psychopathology, vol. 27, no. 4 Pt 2, Nov. 2015, pp. 1611–19. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s0954579415000978. Full Text

Hariri, Ahmad R., and Andrew Holmes. “Finding translation in stress research.Nature Neuroscience, vol. 18, no. 10, Oct. 2015, pp. 1347–52. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nn.4111. Full Text

Scult, Matthew A., et al. “A Common Polymorphism in SCN2A Predicts General Cognitive Ability through Effects on PFC Physiology.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 27, no. 9, Sept. 2015, pp. 1766–74. Epmc, doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00826. Full Text

Trampush, Joey W., et al. “Independent evidence for an association between general cognitive ability and a genetic locus for educational attainment.American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics : The Official Publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, vol. 168B, no. 5, July 2015, pp. 363–73. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32319. Full Text