Ahmad Hariri

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 - Los Angeles 2000

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

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

Gorka, Adam X., et al. “Basal forebrain moderates the magnitude of task-dependent amygdala functional connectivity.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, vol. 10, no. 4, Apr. 2015, pp. 501–07. Epmc, doi:10.1093/scan/nsu080. Full Text

Swartz, Johnna R., et al. “Developmental change in amygdala reactivity during adolescence: effects of family history of depression and stressful life events.The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 172, no. 3, Mar. 2015, pp. 276–83. Epmc, doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14020195. Full Text

Swartz, Johnna R., et al. “A neural biomarker of psychological vulnerability to future life stress.Neuron, vol. 85, no. 3, Feb. 2015, pp. 505–11. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.12.055. Full Text Open Access Copy

Corral-Frías, N. S., et al. “Stress-related anhedonia is associated with ventral striatum reactivity to reward and transdiagnostic psychiatric symptomatology.Psychological Medicine, vol. 45, no. 12, Jan. 2015, pp. 2605–17. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s0033291715000525. Full Text

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