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Ahmad Hariri, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Ahmad Hariri
Contact Info:
Office Location:  2020 W Main Street Suite 30, Box 104151, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-1039
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Page:

Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • Psy 500s.01, The cinema of psychopathology Synopsis
    Perkins 070, W 03:30 PM-06:00 PM
  • Psy 724s.01, P&n survey ii Synopsis
    Reuben-coo 319, W 10:15 AM-11:30 AM

Ph.D.University of California - Los Angeles2000
M.S.University of Maryland, College Park1997
B.S.University of Maryland, College Park1994

Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Systems and Integrative Neuroscience
Clinical Psychology
Research Interests:

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


Lab Website
Postdocs Mentored

  • Johnna Swartz (2013/12-present)
  • F Caroline Davis (2012-2013)
  • Fredrik Ahs (2010-2013)
  • Ryan Bogdan (2010 - 2012)
  • Justin Carre (2010 - 2011)
  • Jared Minkel (2010 - 2011)
  • Kristin McNealy (2009 - 2011)
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Knodt, AR; Meier, MH; Ambler, A; Gehred, MZ; Harrington, H; Ireland, D; Poulton, R; Ramrakha, S; Caspi, A; Moffitt, TE; Hariri, AR (2022). Diminished Structural Brain Integrity in Long-term Cannabis Users Reflects a History of Polysubstance Use.. Biological Psychiatry, 92(11), 861-870. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Meier, MH; Caspi, A; Ambler, A; Hariri, AR; Harrington, H; Hogan, S; Houts, R; Knodt, AR; Ramrakha, S; Richmond-Rakerd, LS; Poulton, R; Moffitt, TE (2022). Preparedness for healthy ageing and polysubstance use in long-term cannabis users: a population-representative longitudinal study.. The Lancet Healthy Longevity, 3(10), e703-e714. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Kim, MJ; Knodt, AR; Hariri, AR (2022). Meta-analytic activation maps can help identify affective processes captured by contrast-based task fMRI: the case of threat-related facial expressions.. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 17(9), 777-787. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Sugden, K; Caspi, A; Elliott, ML; Bourassa, KJ; Chamarti, K; Corcoran, DL; Hariri, AR; Houts, RM; Kothari, M; Kritchevsky, S; Kuchel, GA; Mill, JS; Williams, BS; Belsky, DW; Moffitt, TE; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative*, (2022). Association of Pace of Aging Measured by Blood-Based DNA Methylation With Age-Related Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.. Neurology, 99(13), e1402-e1413. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Farber, MJ; Gee, DG; Hariri, AR (2022). Normative range parenting and the developing brain: A scoping review and recommendations for future research.. The European Journal of Neuroscience, 55(9-10), 2341-2358. [doi]  [abs]

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