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Benjamin Lahey, PhD

Causal taxonomy of psychopathology across the life span.

Population neuroscience of psychopathology in children and adolescents.

Research Domains Criteria (RDoC).

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Conduct Disorder

Associations of polygenic risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with general and specific dimensions of childhood psychological problems and facets of impulsivity.
Lahey BB, Tong L, Pierce B, Hedeker D, Berman MG, Cardenas-Iniguez C, Moore TM, Applegate B, Tiemeier H, Kaczkurkin AN. Associations of polygenic risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with general and specific dimensions of childhood psychological problems and facets of impulsivity. J Psychiatr Res. 2022 08; 152:187-193.
PMID: 35752070

Reply to Huth et al.: Cities are defined by their spatially aggregated socioeconomic networks.
Stier AJ, Schertz KE, Rim NW, Cardenas-Iniguez C, Lahey BB, Bettencourt LMA, Berman MG. Reply to Huth et al.: Cities are defined by their spatially aggregated socioeconomic networks. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 01 11; 119(2).
PMID: 34987103

Issues in Estimating Interpretable Lower Order Factors in Second-Order Hierarchical Models: Commentary on Clark et al. (2021).
Moore TM, Lahey BB. Issues in Estimating Interpretable Lower Order Factors in Second-Order Hierarchical Models: Commentary on Clark et al. (2021). Clin Psychol Sci. 2022 May; 10(3):593-598.
PMID: 35677113

Evidence and theory for lower rates of depression in larger US urban areas.
Stier AJ, Schertz KE, Rim NW, Cardenas-Iniguez C, Lahey BB, Bettencourt LMA, Berman MG. Evidence and theory for lower rates of depression in larger US urban areas. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 08 03; 118(31).
PMID: 34315817

The association between latent trauma and brain structure in children.
Jeong HJ, Durham EL, Moore TM, Dupont RM, McDowell M, Cardenas-Iniguez C, Micciche ET, Berman MG, Lahey BB, Kaczkurkin AN. The association between latent trauma and brain structure in children. Transl Psychiatry. 2021 04 24; 11(1):240.
PMID: 33895776

Dispositional Negative Emotionality in Childhood and Adolescence Predicts Structural Variation in the Amygdala and Caudal Anterior Cingulate During Early Adulthood: Theoretically and Empirically Based Tests.
Lahey BB, Hinton KE, Burgess L, Meyer FC, Landman BA, Villata-Gil V, Yang X, Rathouz PJ, Applegate B, Zald DH. Dispositional Negative Emotionality in Childhood and Adolescence Predicts Structural Variation in the Amygdala and Caudal Anterior Cingulate During Early Adulthood: Theoretically and Empirically Based Tests. Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol. 2021 10; 49(10):1275-1288.
PMID: 33871795

Three recommendations based on a comparison of the reliability and validity of the predominant models used in research on the empirical structure of psychopathology.
Forbes MK, Greene AL, Levin-Aspenson HF, Watts AL, Hallquist M, Lahey BB, Markon KE, Patrick CJ, Tackett JL, Waldman ID, Wright AGC, Caspi A, Ivanova M, Kotov R, Samuel DB, Eaton NR, Krueger RF. Three recommendations based on a comparison of the reliability and validity of the predominant models used in research on the empirical structure of psychopathology. J Abnorm Psychol. 2021 Apr; 130(3):297-317.
PMID: 33539117

Hierarchical models of psychopathology: empirical support, implications, and remaining issues.
Lahey BB, Moore TM, Kaczkurkin AN, Zald DH. Hierarchical models of psychopathology: empirical support, implications, and remaining issues. World Psychiatry. 2021 Feb; 20(1):57-63.
PMID: 33432749

Association of gray matter volumes with general and specific dimensions of psychopathology in children.
Durham EL, Jeong HJ, Moore TM, Dupont RM, Cardenas-Iniguez C, Cui Z, Stone FE, Berman MG, Lahey BB, Kaczkurkin AN. Association of gray matter volumes with general and specific dimensions of psychopathology in children. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2021 06; 46(7):1333-1339.
PMID: 33479512

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and Depressive Symptoms in Children and Adolescents Predict Adulthood Psychopathology.
Smith ZR, Zald DH, Lahey BB. Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and Depressive Symptoms in Children and Adolescents Predict Adulthood Psychopathology. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2020 12; 48(12):1591-1601.
PMID: 32918187

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Dennis Cantwell Lecture
UCLA
2011

Betty Simon Lecture
University of Iowa
2005

Visiting Fellow
Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters
2004

Distinguish Research Contributions
Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
2002

Research Prize
National Academy of Neuropsychology
1991