Moffitt and Caspi Win Top APA Award

For innovative research on early life experiences

Terrie E. Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi have been presented with the 2016 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions. The award recognizes them for “innovative research and theory on mental health and human development,” in which they have demonstrated “how early life experiences shape health disparities and how genetic factors shape and are shaped by environmental factors.” Caspi is the Edward M. Arnett professor of psychology & neuroscience and psychiatry & behavioral sciences at Duke. Moffitt is the Nannerl O. Keohane University Professor of psychology & neuroscience and psychiatry & behavioral sciences.