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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

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 Aug 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

Direct and Indirect Associations of Widespread Individual Differences in Brain White Matter Microstructure With Executive Functioning and General and Specific Dimensions of Psychopathology in Children.
Cardenas-Iniguez C, Moore TM, Kaczkurkin AN, Meyer FAC, Satterthwaite TD, Fair DA, White T, Blok E, Applegate B, Thompson LM, Rosenberg MD, Hedeker D, Berman MG, Lahey BB. Direct and Indirect Associations of Widespread Individual Differences in Brain White Matter Microstructure With Executive Functioning and General and Specific Dimensions of Psychopathology in Children. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2020 Nov 25.
PMID: 33518499

Correction to Moore et al. (2020).
Moore TM, Kaczkurkin AN, Durham EL, Jeong HJ, McDowell MG, Dupont RM, Applegate B, Tackett JL, Cardenas-Iniguez C, Kardan O, Akcelik GN, Stier AJ, Rosenberg MD, Hedeker D, Berman MG, Lahey BB. Correction to Moore et al. (2020). J Abnorm Psychol. 2020 Oct; 129(7):759.
PMID: 33001697

Criterion validity and relationships between alternative hierarchical dimensional models of general and specific psychopathology.
Moore TM, Kaczkurkin AN, Durham EL, Jeong HJ, McDowell MG, Dupont RM, Applegate B, Tackett JL, Cardenas-Iniguez C, Kardan O, Akcelik GN, Stier AJ, Rosenberg MD, Hedeker D, Berman MG, Lahey BB. Criterion validity and relationships between alternative hierarchical dimensional models of general and specific psychopathology. J Abnorm Psychol. 2020 Oct; 129(7):677-688.
PMID: 32672986

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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