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

Carré, Justin M., et al. “Testosterone responses to competition predict decreased trust ratings of emotionally neutral faces.Psychoneuroendocrinology, vol. 49, Nov. 2014, pp. 79–83. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.06.011. Full Text

Nikolova, Yuliya S., et al. “Beyond genotype: serotonin transporter epigenetic modification predicts human brain function.Nature Neuroscience, vol. 17, no. 9, Sept. 2014, pp. 1153–55. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nn.3778. Full Text

Ahs, Fredrik, et al. “Feature-based representations of emotional facial expressions in the human amygdala.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, vol. 9, no. 9, Sept. 2014, pp. 1372–78. Epmc, doi:10.1093/scan/nst112. Full Text

Bergman, O., et al. “Association between amygdala reactivity and a dopamine transporter gene polymorphism.Translational Psychiatry, vol. 4, Aug. 2014, p. e420. Epmc, doi:10.1038/tp.2014.50. Full Text

Goetz, Stefan M. M., et al. “Testosterone rapidly increases neural reactivity to threat in healthy men: a novel two-step pharmacological challenge paradigm.Biological Psychiatry, vol. 76, no. 4, Aug. 2014, pp. 324–31. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2014.01.016. Full Text

Gianaros, Peter J., et al. “An inflammatory pathway links atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk to neural activity evoked by the cognitive regulation of emotion.Biological Psychiatry, vol. 75, no. 9, May 2014, pp. 738–45. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.10.012. Full Text

Carré, Justin M., et al. “Testosterone reactivity to provocation mediates the effect of early intervention on aggressive behavior.Psychological Science, vol. 25, no. 5, May 2014, pp. 1140–46. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0956797614525642. Full Text

McCarty, Catherine A., et al. “PhenX RISING: real world implementation and sharing of PhenX measures.Bmc Med Genomics, vol. 7, Mar. 2014, p. 16. Pubmed, doi:10.1186/1755-8794-7-16. Full Text Open Access Copy

Wellman, C. L., et al. “Corrigendum to "Convergent effects of mouse Pet-1 deletion and human PET-1 variation on amygdala fear and threat processing" [Exp. Neurol. 250 (2013) 260-269].” Experimental Neurology, vol. 252, Feb. 2014, p. 104. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.expneurol.2013.11.002. Full Text

Roses, Allen D., et al. “New applications of disease genetics and pharmacogenetics to drug development.Curr Opin Pharmacol, vol. 14, Feb. 2014, pp. 81–89. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.coph.2013.12.002. Full Text