Avshalom Caspi is the Edward M. Arnett Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University.
Caspi grew up in Israel and received his professional education in the United States. His research spans the fields of psychology, epidemiology, and genetics. His current work is concerned with three broad questions. (1) How do childhood experiences shape the course of health inequalities across the life span? (2) How do genetic differences between people shape the way they respond to their environments? (3) What are the best ways to assess and measure personality differences between people?
Caspi received his B.A. from the University of California Santa Cruz, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1983 and 1986, respectively.