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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 (Fall 2023):

  • Psy 277.01, Inside the disordered brain Synopsis
    Lsrc b101, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • Psy 723s.01, P&n survey i Synopsis
    Perkins 076, W 10:05 AM-11:20 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.


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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. Strauman, TJ; Hariri, AR (2023). Revising a Self-Regulation Phenotype for Depression Through Individual Differences in Macroscale Brain Organization. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 32(4), 267-275. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Whitman, ET; Knodt, AR; Elliott, ML; Abraham, WC; Cheyne, K; Hogan, S; Ireland, D; Keenan, R; Leung, JH; Melzer, TR; Poulton, R; Purdy, SC; Ramrakha, S; Thorne, PR; Caspi, A; Moffitt, TE; Hariri, AR (2023). Functional topography of the neocortex predicts covariation in complex cognitive and basic motor abilities.. Cerebral Cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 33(13), 8218-8231. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Cobb, AR; Rubin, M; Stote, DL; Baldwin, BC; Lee, H-J; Hariri, AR; Telch, MJ (2023). Hippocampal volume and volume asymmetry prospectively predict PTSD symptom emergence among Iraq-deployed soldiers.. Psychological Medicine, 53(5), 1906-1913. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Barrett-Young, A; Abraham, WC; Cheung, CY; Gale, J; Hogan, S; Ireland, D; Keenan, R; Knodt, AR; Melzer, TR; Moffitt, TE; Ramrakha, S; Tham, YC; Wilson, GA; Wong, TY; Hariri, AR; Poulton, R (2023). Associations Between Thinner Retinal Neuronal Layers and Suboptimal Brain Structural Integrity in a Middle-Aged Cohort.. Eye and Brain, 15, 25-35. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Lay-Yee, R; Hariri, AR; Knodt, AR; Barrett-Young, A; Matthews, T; Milne, BJ (2023). Social isolation from childhood to mid-adulthood: Is there an association with older brain age?. Psychological Medicine. [doi]  [abs]

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