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Ahmad Hariri, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society 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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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. Nikolova, YS; Misquitta, KA; Rocco, BR; Prevot, TD; Knodt, AR; Ellegood, J; Voineskos, AN; Lerch, JP; Hariri, AR; Sibille, E; Banasr, M (2018). Shifting priorities: Highly conserved behavioral and brain network adaptations to chronic stress across species. Translational Psychiatry, 8(1). [doi]  [abs]
  2. Romer, AL; Knodt, AR; Houts, R; Brigidi, BD; Moffitt, TE; Caspi, A; Hariri, AR (2018). Structural alterations within cerebellar circuitry are associated with general liability for common mental disorders.. Molecular Psychiatry, 23(4), 1084-1090. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Scult, MA; Hariri, AR (2018). A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE NEUROGENETICS OF COGNITION-EMOTION INTERACTIONS.. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 19, 50-54. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Swartz, JR; Knodt, AR; Radtke, SR; Hariri, AR (2018). Post-secondary maternal education buffers against neural risk for psychological vulnerability to future life stress. Neuropsychologia, 109, 134-139. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Hanson, JL; Knodt, AR; Brigidi, BD; Hariri, AR (2017). Heightened connectivity between the ventral striatum and medial prefrontal cortex as a biomarker for stress-related psychopathology: understanding interactive effects of early and more recent stress. Psychological Medicine, 1-9. [doi]  [abs]

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