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Ahmad Hariri, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Affiliate of Center for Child and Family Policy and Member of the Center for Brain Imaging and Analysis

Ahmad Hariri
Contact Info:
Office Location:  417 Chapel Drive, 317 Soc/psyc, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 681-8408
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Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • Psy 277.01, Inside the disordered brain Synopsis
    Soc/psych 130, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Ph.D.University of California at 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.


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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. NS Corral-Frías, DA Pizzagalli, JM Carré, LJ Michalski, YS Nikolova, RH Perlis, J Fagerness, MR Lee, ED Conley, TM Lancaster, S Haddad, A Wolf, JW Smoller, AR Hariri and R Bogdan (2016). COMT Val158Met genotype is associated with reward learning: A replication study and meta-analysis. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 15(5), 503-513. [doi]  [abs]
  2. JR Swartz, AR Hariri and DE Williamson (2016). An epigenetic mechanism links socioeconomic status to changes in depression-related brain function in high-risk adolescents. Molecular Psychiatry. [doi]  [abs]
  3. EC Nelson, A Agrawal, AC Heath, R Bogdan, R Sherva, B Zhang, R Al-Hasani, MR Bruchas, YL Chou, CH Demers, CE Carey, ED Conley, AK Fakira, LA Farrer, A Goate, S Gordon, AK Henders, V Hesselbrock, M Kapoor, MT Lynskey, PA Madden, JA Moron, JP Rice, NL Saccone, SG Schwab, FL Shand, AA Todorov, L Wallace, T Wang, NR Wray, X Zhou, L Degenhardt, NG Martin, AR Hariri, HR Kranzler, J Gelernter, LJ Bierut, DJ Clark and GW Montgomery (2016). Evidence of CNIH3 involvement in opioid dependence.. Molecular psychiatry, 21(5), 608-614. [doi]  [abs]
  4. AX Gorka, KS LaBar and AR Hariri (2016). Variability in emotional responsiveness and coping style during active avoidance as a window onto psychological vulnerability to stress.. Physiology & behavior, 158, 90-99. [doi]  [abs]
  5. MA Scult, AR Knodt, JL Hanson, M Ryoo, RA Adcock, AR Hariri and TJ Strauman (2016). Individual Differences in Regulatory Focus Predict Neural Response to Reward.. Social neuroscience.  [abs]

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